Need some fast inspiration to amuse the kids without spending too much? Here are 5 Super Quick Ideas for Free Activities for Kids:
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If you are looking for something that won’t cost much to do with your child then here are 5 simple but quick ideas that are fun and practically free!
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Super Quick Ideas for Free Activities for Kids
#1. Portrait Gallery
Take it in turns to draw each other’s portraits then set up a portrait gallery to view them all.
Or take a huge piece of paper and draw around each other then have fun colouring and drawing your features and clothes in.
Or if you don’t have a large piece of paper, just draw around your hands and then paint them adding nails and fun jewellery like rings and bracelets.
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#2. Secret Spy Codes
Become secret spies for the day, use a secret code and take it in turns to write messages to each other that the other people have to decipher. One secret code you can use is called Pigpen, it’s really easy to learn how to write with it.
You can also make a simple alphabet number code by first writing down numbers with mixed up letters, e.g. 1=Y, 2=B, 3=F and so on. This will be your decoder sheet. Then write a message using the numbers and hand it over to the other person with the decoder sheet and they have to work out what you wrote.
Here are some fun Science Experiments to try at home too.
Have a Masterchef competition having fun in the kitchen and creating something delicious like smoothies or pizza or cookies. Or pick a new recipe you’ve never cooked before and have a go. Your child might even be persuaded to make dinner for the family!
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#4. Make Up Magic
How about making some fun art on your hands. Look at this lovely hand drawing! Or you could paint your hands with smiley faces!
#5. Mystery Hunt
We have a free downloadable Mystery Hunt sheet you can use, it’s a cross between a Treasure Hunt and an Activity sheet!
If you need even more inspiration for free activities for your child, then check out:
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- 50 Fantastic Free Things to do with Kids Aged 8-12
Have your say! Any other ideas for free activities for kids? Tell us in the comments below.