Are you already running out of ideas on ways to keep them busy while you are working from home? With hybrid working still in full force, as parents we are running out of options. Here are some great picks from Amazon to consider if you need more ideas on distracting your little ones from disturbing your next Zoom meeting.
Lego sets are a great way for your children to express their creativity as well as improve their hand-eye coordination. See the excitement and satisfaction appear on their little faces when they successfully create beautiful objects while following the simple instructions. What makes this succulent set unique is that once completed, the bricks combine to become an elegant home accessory that you can proudly display as a centrepiece on the dining table instead of chucking them back into the toy bin.
Great for: Kids with an inquisitive mind that love to work with their hands.
If your child loves digging things up (or taking things apart), you can help them indulge with this geode kit. Lead him or her on an excavation to uncover some of the earth’s most beautiful crystal creations by carefully chiselling into the rocks.
Great for: Kids that love to find buried treasure.
Worried that your child may decide to express his or her artistic inclinations on the walls of your home, or worse, on the upholstery? Crayola comes to the rescue with this nifty pack of six washable paints. Unlike standard acrylic paints, these can be easily wiped away. Paint on clothing or the cushion cover? Simply throw them into the laundry and the paints rinse right out.
Great for: Kids that love doodling.
Has your kid been bugging you for a pet? Why not get them to try raising a digital one before seeing if they are ready for the real deal? Yes, the most popular toy of the 90s is back! Keep your little one busy with this keychain pet while allowing them to realise the sort of commitment that comes with pet ownership.
Great for: Children that have been asking for a pet.
If your child is planning to host a sleepover for his or her friends, you will want to have some games on hand to entertain the group with. This Explosive Kittens deck is perfect for a group of five and will help to keep the laughter going until it’s time for bed.
Great for: Sleepovers, parties and gatherings.
Unboxing a LOL Surprise doll has been trending on Instagram and Tiktok. If your child has dreams of becoming a toy influencer, why not help create his or her first unboxing video with this LOL Surprise Confetti doll. It comes with 15 sealed surprises and offers plenty of entertainment long after the surprises have been opened.
Great for: Doll lovers and children who love starting a new toy collection.
The latest Jurassic Park movie is out, and if you are planning on catching it with your family you might want to add a cool door gift along with the screening. This realistic looking dinosaur figure will keep young minds enthralled, while also encouraging them to read up about what really happened to the dinosaurs.
Great for: Anyone who loves dinosaurs!
You’ll find it easier to teach your child about the universe with a model on hand. Better yet, get him or her involved by painting each planet and putting them into the right place. This planetarium model kit comes with everything you need to get started.
Great for: Kids who believe that the “truth is out there”.
If your child loved watching “A bug’s life”, he or she will be thrilled to receive this ant farm kit. The transparent case comes with a set of tunnels where the ants can build their nest in. All you have to do now is to get the children to start looking for ants around the house and putting them into the tank.
Great for: Insect lovers.
This one’s for the art-loving teenagers who are just beginning to appreciate handcrafting their own artpieces. Introduce them to the intricate art of upcycling broken pottery through the Japanese Kitsugi technique. Kintsugi is a repair technology from Japan with historical value that reproduces the beauty of broken ceramics, glass, and also an art form of calmly facing defects and imperfections. What’s more, this kit also comes with a starter ceramic plate that your child can practise on.
Great for: Artistic craft lovers
Always wish your child could help with the household chores? Get them into the habit with this vacuum toy that is modelled after an actual Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner. It comes with all the attachments of the real version, and has interactive sounds and simulated cyclone action too.
Great for: Kids that want to feel like adults.
Text: Home & Decor