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7 Things to Do When Your Child is Home From School


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As a mom, I understand that having your child at home from school can be both a blessing and a challenge. Whether they're home for a holiday, a sick day, or an unexpected school closure, finding activities to keep them entertained and engaged can be tough. 

That's why I've compiled a list of ideas for you to consider when your little one is home from school. These activities are not only fun, but they can also be educational and promote bonding between you and your child.

1. Cooking and Baking Together

One of my favorite activities to do with my kids is cooking or baking. Not only is it a fun way to pass the time, but it also teaches valuable life skills and promotes math, reading, and following directions. Choose a simple recipe, like chocolate chip cookies or homemade pizza, and let your child take the lead with your guidance. It's a great way to bond and create lasting memories.

2. Watch Educational Videos

There are tons of great educational videos that will teach your child everything from why it gets windy outside to the concept of traits. You can read more about some of the best videos here, and when you dom you will see that they are the perfect way to keep your child happy, while also helping to boost their education when they are unexpectedly home from school.

3. Board Games and Puzzles

Gather some board games and puzzles from your collection or borrow from friends and neighbors. Board games can teach valuable skills like problem-solving, strategy, and sportsmanship, while puzzles help with spatial awareness and focus. Plus, they're a great way to spend quality time together as a family.

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4. Science Experiments

Nurture your child's curiosity with some simple science experiments. Search online for age-appropriate activities, such as making a volcano with baking soda and vinegar or creating a tornado in a bottle. These experiments are not only entertaining but can also teach your child about the world around them.

5. Movie Day

Who doesn't love a good movie day? Choose a family-friendly film, make some popcorn, and cuddle up on the couch for a relaxing afternoon. To add a little extra fun, let your child help pick the movie and create themed snacks or decorations.

6. Learn a New Skill

Use the extra time at home to learn a new skill together. This could be anything from knitting or crafting to learning a new language or even a musical instrument. Encourage your child to choose something they're passionate about, and watch as their confidence grows.

7. Random Acts of Kindness

Teach your child the importance of kindness and community by performing acts of kindness together. Bake cookies for a neighbor, write letters to soldiers or seniors, or pick up litter at a nearby park. It's a valuable lesson that will stay with them for a lifetime.

As you can see, if you unexpectedly have your child home from school one day, there are lots of things you can do to make the situation fun and rewarding for you both. Enjoy!

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