Ways to entertain kids when you need a minute

Sometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

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There are plenty of times you need to find ways to entertain your kids.  I mean you can’t sit and play with them every moment of everyday.  I often find myself feeling guilty for not playing with them enough.  I have to work, I have to grocery shop, I have to cook dinner, cart kids to after school activities, clean laundry, the list goes on…  I know you all feel me. I honestly don’t remember my mother needing to entertain me every second of the day.  I do remember playing outside, playing in my room, riding my bike around the neighborhood, or playing with my siblings or friends.  I realize times have changed.  Trust me, there are things I did that I would never let my kids do- I really don’t care if I survived.  All of that said, there are times I ask my kids to find something to do on their own.  Sometimes this means, I need to at least point them in the right direction.  This is a list of go-to ways to entertain your kids.

10 ways to entertain kids

Sometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

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1. Tangrams– the key here is to only take them out when you need a minute.  That way they are something new, and exciting when you do take them out!ways for kids to entertain themselves

2. This cool colors and patterns busy bag | raising little super heroesSometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

3. Where’s Waldo BooksSometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

4. Read books or look at picture books- again the key is to have special books that you only take out at special times.

5. Toddler contact paper art | Teaching MamaSometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

6. These free printable busy bags | coffee cups and crayonsSometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

7. Toddler dot to dot | What we do all daySometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

8. Have them do homework- anything they don’t need help with. You can check after dinner is done, or do homework that needs to be done together at a different time.

9.  Little spelling boxes | teach me mommySometimes you just need a couple minutes to get things done without entertaining a child. These are great ways to entertain your kids!

10. Washi tape- I am always amazed by how entertained my kids are by tape.  It’s tape, for crying out loud!  But, it never fails, if they find a roll of tape, and I let them have at it (or not), they will tape everything they can think to tape.  This book is awesome!  Keeps the tape in one place, and let’s them feel productive!  !

And, hey, if all else fails, you can always resort to the tv, ipad, or just hand ’em your phone.  I won’t judge you…  😉

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  1. I have three kids. You’re blog is very helpful with printable and games for kids. Educational too. Great ways to entertain kids while i work.

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