One member of the house is officially deputed to carry out the household activities. This is especially true of a family where children and pets constantly seek parental affection and attention. However, it is not possible to give them the same amount of attention on the day of the move. You already have so much on your plate – packing, labeling, preparing, hiring moving company NYC, and loading.
So, as a good parent, you can find ways to keep them busy and busy does not mean you plop them on a couch with a Smartphone or a video game. There are several other ways to keep your kids busy during the move. Some of them include indoor activities and games that will help you keep your kid occupied while you finish packing your house.
A Game Box
If you are a parent to a single child a game box can come to your rescue. You can customize your own game box and place some interesting games inside it. You can fill the box with puzzles, coloring books, cards, ludo, and some other games your kid might like. I understand that in today’s world, kids are exposed to so many video games at an early age that a simple game box will never arrest their attention. However, a game box is the best option for parents who have small kids.
You can plan a treasure hunt inside your house and ask your kids to find something that is rewarding. Like a coin, their favorite toy, or a dollar bill. A reward will definitely encourage them to play the game. Not only this but you can also make the game interesting by leaving clues in the form of puzzles. This game will build your child’s resilience and it also good for his or her mental growth. So, a treasure hunt will keep your kids busy for a few hours while you carry on packing your belongings.
Lego Building Blocks
Lego building blocks are a god-sent for all mothers because kids can spend hours being creative, while you manage your own business. If your kid has never tried this game you definitely need to purchase one right away. This game will unleash your kid’s creativity and they will play it for hours, without complaining about the move. In addition, there are several Lego games out there. For example, a Lego city fire station, with four males, one female firefighter, a dog, and a hot dog stand the guy. It also includes an axe, saw, fire, flashlight and a fire extinguisher. The main objective of the game is to keep the hot dog stand from burning.
So, your child can build a story to keep the hot dog stand safe with the help of building blocks. Sounds interesting right? Now, go ahead and give a Lego box to your kid before he or she drives you crazy.
Streamer Hallway Maze
I am sure we all familiar with the laser scenes in the movies where a protagonist or an antagonist manages to pass through a laser maze. It is pretty obvious you won’t be using the lasers in this case but you can create your own laser maze to keep your kid busy for a good few hours. As far as creating maze creation is concerned, you can use ribbons or long straps. You can also place the ribbons or straps in the hallway and make them go really high, some in-between and low. But make sure you design this game for kids who are grown up enough to understand the game and play it at the same time. This game will test the analytical capability of your kids from various levels.
Balloon and paddle
I don’t know what the relationship between kids and balloons is but they are definitely attracted to a pair of balloons hanging from the ceiling waiting to be paddled. Balloon and Paddle is one game that will cheer up your kids. We all know that moving can be particularly distressing for children. First, because they are moving away to a new place with no friends and second, it is not easy for children to adjust to the new environment. Whereas you as an adult can easily fit and dwell in the new environment. So, make sure you are creative about the games you pick for your child. Balloon and paddle is a mood-refreshing game and if your kid is sad about the move, this game will definitely help him or her to lighten the mood.
No kid on this planet can hate a good-old fashion fort. It is one game that allows the involvement of many people. So, if you have two or three kids, make them build a fort. Now, for building a fort your children can use pillows, blankets, sheets, teepee, or a couch. Provide them with the required material and let them explore their potential. They will not only enjoy making a fort but they can also play several games inside the fort. However, make sure you pay attention to what your kids are doing and watch them whenever you get time from the packing business.
Interestingly a fort will also enhance the imagination power of your child. Fort building allows the kids to be creative, smart, and playful at the same time. So, when you cannot find a way to keep you busy and you don’t want them to sit in front of the TV all day long, challenge them to make a fort. I am sure they will have a blast building a safe world with the help of their imagination.
The Bottom Line
Moving is a challenging time and your kids will become fussy during the moving phase. But they will also need your support more than ever. So, make sure you keep them busy and keep them busy with the help aforementioned games. In the end, your kids will stay busy and joyful and you will have enough time on your hands to finish the last day packing.