As we’ve all experienced over the last few weeks due to the Easter holidays, children become bored at a second’s notice. The problem with this is that we have to find something for them to do as soon as possible before all hell breaks loose, and more often than not, the activities that are available for them to do aren’t exactly what you’d like to be doing. However, you could be crafty and prepare some activities and toys for the next period of time off with the children that they will enjoy just as much as you do. Here are some awesome ideas for entertaining the kids that you’ll also enjoy.



No one can deny that Lego is one of the most all round fun ways to entertain the children. There’s something magical about sitting on the floor together and creating either one big build together, or separate ones that you can play with afterwards. The great thing about LEGO is that it’s widely available, and there’s no limit on what you can replicate. Perfect for those kids that love Minecraft because it’s a physical version of it (apart from the zombies of course) and it’s an activity that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Flying Drones

There’s something extremely exciting about having a toy that flies and being in control of it. Another perfect example of a toy that everyone in the family can enjoy. The best bit? You can buy cameras that you can attach to them to record it’s journey, or even take some incredible footage of you and the children! QuadcopterCloud offer a wide range of flying drones, and the option to buy a camera with it too. An even bigger bonus is that you can fly it once the kids are in bed and have some fun with it yourself!


Kids love getting their hands dirty, and they love being able to help you with things around the garden. So why not take this opportunity to do some gardening and get the children involved? Plant some flower beds together, dig up some soil and water the plants for an easy and cheap way of entertaining the kids. You could even use the chance to teach them about plants and the way things grow by creating a vegetable patch together. Get them to pick out their favourite fruit or vegetable and grow it with them in the garden! An educational and continuing entertainment source that you can enjoy too!


Children love activities that they wouldn’t normally be doing, so the idea and actual activity of going swimming with you will be a great way to keep them entertained for a few hours (and also wear off some of that pent up energy). It’s a family friendly activity that allows everyone involved to get some much needed exercise and enjoy some quality time together as a family!


This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

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By Richie

I'm a 40-year-old father blessed with two wonderful children: a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. My life revolves around my beautiful wife, who is the cornerstone of our family. Without her unwavering support, none of what I do would be possible. By day, I serve as a network administrator for a local school district, ensuring smooth operations in the realm of technology. During the evenings, you'll often find me engrossed in various creative pursuits, from illustrating books to crafting websites or composing music. But above all, my priority is spending quality time with my kids. Parenthood has been a profound journey of growth and discovery for me, and now, armed with a keyboard instead of a pen, I'm eager to share my experiences and insights with others.

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