CREATIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS BUSY THIS WEEKEND

Barbados News

Sometimes the weekend feels like it just flies by and by Sunday you may realize that you didn’t get anything checked off your to do list. Whether it is a rainy day, work weekend or clean-up day, sometimes you need ideas to keep your kids occupied for a couple hours while you get a few things done. These ideas are sure to keep your kids happy and busy and will give you a few uninterrupted hours while you get busy around the house. At Dollarwise we have many items that can help you with the next few ideas. We have a wide selection of craft items, food ingredients, toys, school supplies and much more.

Baking

Baking doesn’t always need to include hot ovens and dangerous kitchen appliances. While you clean the kitchen why not let the kids sit at the counter and make these “no bake” oatmeal energy balls. They will have fun making them and it will also make them feel like master chefs. 

Mix: 1 cup dry oats, ¼ cup peanut butter and ¼ cup honey! You can add other ingredients like peanuts, M&M’s, chocolate chips or dried fruit to the mix. After 30 minutes in the fridge, scoop about a tablespoon of the oatmeal energy ball mix and roll the mixture into little balls.

There you go! These delicious energy balls can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or kept in the freezer for longer.

Crafts

There are hundreds of crafts that your kids can do to improve their creativity!

Craft time doesn’t have to be an expensive activity! There is so much that can be done with a little bit of paint, construction paper and glue! 

Make paper crowns with an easy stencil! Let your kids add sparkles, paint, markers and stickers. 

Make playdough by mixing, 1.5 cups of flour, ½ cup salt, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 cup of boiling water and the food colouring of your choice! Your kids will stay busy rolling out the playdough and sculpting different shapes for hours!

Outdoor Activities

Time to breath in the fresh air and play outside. Kids can spend hours playing outside with different toys and their creative imaginations! Your kids will get some exercise and it will keep them busy while you get your house work done. Stop by Dollarwise before the weekend and stock up on affordable toys or suggest games like hide and seek, tag, water fights or eye spy.

Fort Building

There is nothing more exciting than grabbing blankets and pillows and making a homemade fort. Grab extra pillows, bed sheets, bed blankets and pin them together with clothes pins and drape them over couches and chairs. Your kids can spend hours building and playing make believe in their new fort. Their imaginations can run wild by pretending they built a castle!

The Best Prices At Dollarwise

No matter what you need for supplies, you can find it for cheaper than anywhere else by shopping at Dollarwise. For the lowest prices on everything for house and home in Barbados, be sure to visit the location nearest you.