Monthly Archives: April 2020

  • Activities For The Whole Family To Do At Home

    We are all facing unprecedented times at the moment, as we adjust to living with lockdown and new restrictions on things we used to take for granted.

    By now, the lockdown is something we are all likely getting used to, and the changes in society are no longer as surprising and odd-feeling as they initially were.

    However, it’s easy to get bored when each day seems to be the same. In this blog, we explore a few ideas for activities that you can do at home with the whole family. 

     

    Do Some DIY!

    If you are crawling up the walls during lockdown, maybe redoing your walls can occupy your time!

    We all have things in our home we’ve been meaning to get round to or projects we’ve not found the time to begin. Lockdown gives us the perfect opportunity to crack on with things and get our home looking great with a DIY project.

    Whether you’re looking to redecorate or just make general improvements through a DIY project, there really is no time like the present!


    Keep The Kids Entertained!

    Anybody with children will know the importance and occasional difficulty of keeping them entertained. In a time of lockdown, this can be even trickier and be met with even louder calls of ‘I’mmmmm borreedddd!!’

    There are lots of ways to keep the kids entertained, but sometimes it does require some creative thinking. Try to think about what your kids might like that they don’t always get the chance to do, and try to bring some magic to the lockdown situation!



    Get Artistic!

    Is there a budding artist in your family, or are you a dab hand at drawing or painting yourself?

    Now is a great time to pick up that pencil or paintbrush and rekindle that old passion, creating some fantastic lockdown artwork and helping to pass the time at the same time.

    Art, drawing, painting and writing are also great ways to keep kids entertained, and these are a wonderful way to bring the whole family together.

     

    Never Bored With Board Games!

    A further great way to bring the family together with activities is with a board game. These are always an entertaining way to spend an evening and can be as fun as they are competitive.

    There are loads of classic board games out there and you may well have a few hidden away in the back of your cupboards. But there are always new board games to turn your hand to as well. 

    Puzzles too are a wonderful way to keep your brain ticking over, whether it’s classic jigsaws, sudoku or word searches - why not get the whole family involved with these?


    Stay Safe & Stay Busy!

    Be sure to stay busy and out of harm’s way as best you can during the current situation, and try to keep yourself and your family engaged in positive activity.

    We’d love to hear more ideas from you for lockdown activities, on our Facebook page!

  • Keeping Children Entertained with our Toys Range

    handprints made with paintAs much as we love them, it can be nice from time to time to have our children quiet and engrossed in something entertaining. 

    Keeping your kids distracted and busy is a trick every parent needs to use from time to time. The problem is that kids can often quickly get bored with the latest form of distraction, so you need a good range of options at your disposal. 

    At Poundstretcher, as part of our wide-spanning range of products for a range of needs and requirements in the home, we’ve looked to bring in items that are really helpful when it comes to keeping the kids entertained.

    Feed Their Creativity

    If you have a particularly creative little one in the family, help to grow that talent as best you can. Giving children the chance to be creative is a great way to keep them entertained. 

    Whether this is through arts and crafts, drawing, colouring, painting or creating works of art by other means, children with that creative flair can dive into their latest project completely and lose themselves in their efforts. 

    Traditional Games & Puzzles

    Plenty of kids these days are pretty much glued to various devices. Be it phones or tablets, the games that these devices have can be a way of distracting children and getting them to focus on something that will keep them occupied.

    However, too much technology use is not necessarily a good thing. That’s why things like board games and puzzles can be used as a more traditional alternative.

    Garden Fun

    Getting fresh air is a vital thing when it comes to being happy and healthy. 

    In the warmer months, using the outdoor space you have available is a great way to provide the kids with the exercise they need without leaving the safety of your home. 

    There are loads of toys that are great for outdoor use, helping kids to burn energy and stay fit and healthy. 

    Dolls & Soft Toys

    Soft toys are a favourite for young children, with comforting designs and cool characters that are great additions to the family home. 

    Playing with toys can help children develop their creative muscles too, and why not make it a family activity and encourage play sessions where they can create their own stories and share them with you?

    Hopefully, this blog has provided you with a few ideas when it comes to how to keep the kids busy and entertained over the summer months.

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