10 clever ways to keep kids busy

These 10 low-cost, low-effort activities will keep grandchildren busy for hours.

10 clever ways to keep kids busy

These 10 low-cost, low-effort activities will keep grandchildren busy for hours, so you’ll be prepared for the upcoming school holidays.

One
Put coloured tape on the carpet to make roads for toy cars. You could even get older grandchildren to make roads for their younger siblings. All you need to do is provide the tape (we suggest buying in bulk).

Two
Make a book. Staple a few pages together, help your grandchild write out a story and then let them illustrate it by hand. This can also be a great way for them to make a Christmas or birthday gift by themselves.

Three
Sticky-tape a cardboard tube to the wall to keep toddlers busy. Just provide them with a bowl of items to drop through the tube (e.g. pom poms, bouncy balls or popcorn) and a container to catch the items at the bottom.

Four
Burlap and wool are a great way to teach children how to sew. Start them off with a blunt darning needle so they can’t prick their fingers, help them to thread the wool through the needle and let them make their own colourful designs on the burlap sacking material. You can find this at most gardening shops.

Five
Balloon rockets are always a winner. Find the instructions here.

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