So I don’t know about how everyone else is spending their summer. Some people may be spending it outdoors. Some may have enormous backyards or a house next to the beach or next to the woods.
For me though, I don’t drive, and the nearest park is 20 minutes away on foot. The weather is also really hot. So I can’t take my only child to the park everyday, and the beach is too far and not free anyway (the swimmable one, not the cornich which is crowded so I’m avoiding it anyway).So when I’m trying to read and my son is nagging out of boredom, I whip up something from Pinterest and play an easy game.So here are 5 free games you can play with your kids when they’re bored while you’re on your couch, so they require zero movement (on your part)
1. I spy 🕵️
You can play according to colors or shapes. It’s entertaining and educational. And you can take turns. Like right now, he is nagging because I’m on my phone, so as I lie in bed with a migraine, we are playing this game.
2. Simon says 😎
This can be a great funny game and bonus points, exercise for your kid/s.
3. Scavenger hunt 🏕️
You can write a list of items or just take a page out of pinterest like I did. Have your child/ren find the items and tick when they find them.
4. Guess the sound 🔊
Have your child/ren gather items that make noise and then close their eyes while you shake it or move it near them and they must guess the sound.
5. Play sick 🤮
If all fails, pretend you’re sick and have your child be the doctor 😷 you will be sble to close your eyes for 5 minutes, or 1 minute, but it’s totally worth it.Good luck 🤞