Stuck inside the house? Entertain your kids with these 6 tips!
“Moooomm, she’s doing it again!” It was the same story every vacation. After a few days of being on top of each other, my sister and I would start fighting. Now that we are all stuck inside the house, guess what’s happening….. Besides the corona crisis, we are dealing with sibling conflict. Nice. Luckily we have gathered 6 fun (and playful) ways to make this time a little more smooth and even educational!
Absolute winner: “Get along shirt”
A smart mom thought to herself “Screw it, just do it!”. She got some siccors, cut the opening of the t-shirt a little bigger and pulled it over her arguing kids. Not sure if this is educationally responsible but secretly we think this is a hilarious idea.
Number 2: bingo!
Wrap some small surprises, like candy or small gifts and the one who has their card full with “blue car”, “dog that’s being walked”, and “mailman” wins! I bet you they will be busy looking out the window for at least half an hour.
Number 3: tablets, phones and (gaming)apps
This works perfectly to get your kids quiet for hours on end. The only thing is that especially in our digital society time off-line and attention for each other is getting more and more important. We are not going to go deeper into the health effects of for instance radiation, but from more and more scientific research we see that it’s not very good for our youngest members of the family. Number 4 is a good alternative to screens!
Number 4: a question card game
A simple question game is fantastic of course! Especially when both parent and child learn from it. The Vertellis Family edition is excellent for being stuck at home for a longer period of time. Guided by fun but triggering questions about yourself and your family, you find out things that normally would not easily be talked about. Besides the fact that it is entertaining, it also generates profound and meaningful conversation. 😊
We have collected five popular questions from the Vertellis Family edition for you:
Which customs or traditions of your family do you look forward to?
How do you cope with setbacks? Please provide an example for your family members.
If you had the attention of the whole world for fifteen seconds, what would you do or say?
When it comes to raising children, what do you find or what do you think you might find most fun or challenging?
Is there something that you think about, worry about or find exciting? What is that?
Write the answers down on paper, pass them out and I can guarantee you will have some unique and meaningful conversations with your kids!
Number 5: household chores
Who says you can’t be productive while entertaining your kids? You can let them help in the kitchen. Even a toddler can slice some veggies! As long as you hold their hand with the knife and basically are doing the cutting yourself. Or have them join in with your online zumba or pilates class. This way you get your exercise in for the day also!
Number 6: audiobooks
Had enough of chalking the sidewalk, building tents or playing legos? Put on your headphones and listen to an audiobook. Pour yourself some lemonade and before you know it you’re dreaming away on the couch. While normally they don’t even want to listen 😉
Sincere attention and understanding of one another – that's what this question card game is all about.
With the Vertellis Relationship-edition you’ll get to talk about great memories, dream about the future, and make plans to help these dreams come true...all in a playful, loving way.
Put down your phones and spend valuable time (offline!) together.
Experience what giving genuine attention to one another can do for your relationship.
- The #1 question card game for couples
- For ALL types of romantic relationships
- Developed with psychologists and relationship therapists
There was an odd mix up with the delivery of our game. Liz with Vertellis assisted me and without question resent the game as a replacement. We really appreciated this service and will be ordering again!
Thanks for the great review Michelle! We are really happy that you had a positive experience with Vertellis and we look forward to hearing from you again! :)
We absolutely love the game! It actually brought me and my fiancée even closer together ❤ 💕 Definitely telling my friends about this game!
This is so awesome to hear, Albert! Here's to creating lots of beautiful memories together, connecting with one another in a meaningful way, and sharing many memorable experiences in the months and years to come!
We are so pleased with this purchase - a way to enter into deep conversation about many important aspects of our relationship without one person "taking the reins" and controlling the conversation. We chose to go on a "retreat" for five days and spread the entire box of cards out over that time. We're looking forward to pulling it out in a year and going through it again!
Absolutely love the idea of going on a retreat together, playing the Vertellis Relationship Edition game, and giving each other sincere attention and understanding. This is exactly what this game is about so well done you!