Keeping the kids busy with these activities

My kid had a surprise holiday announced by the school due to Pope’s visit and this just added to my misery. I know it is cute to see your kids around the whole day, but when they get bored, it is important to divert them to something interesting and meaningful than just T.V. Therefore, that’s when I decided that she would stay away from Screen and the bored kid would explore the world of colors.

I thought of keeping her busy with some activities and this is one of the master blasters, that made her busy for 1 hour. She totally loved it and it didn’t require much supervision too. Although, I kept admiring her novice skills as she is a booming artist just like all the kids.

I just needed to give her some nontoxic oil colors and paint brush and a used canvas. Even if it was already painted, she enjoyed painting over it again.

This way she modified the existing painting which I was bored of already. Also, she mastered holding the paintbrush and learned the techniques of strokes and shading.

She used Arabic and English style calligraphy and used some mathematics knowledge as well.

 

We laughed together and she gained confidence and painting has now become her favorite time pass.

She learned how to wash the paintbrush, how to keep herself away from the wet colors and how to express her imagination on the canvas.

For many, this would look like a simple painting activity but at the age of 4 years, this was a big achievement for my little one.

Soon we tried watercolor and pencil color techniques and now my Picasso is in making at the comfort of her own home.

How do you keep your kids away from the screen and still inculcate the new learning skills?

 

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  • nooranandchawla

    2019-06-06 at 6:16 pm
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    This was such a refreshing post to read! Absolutely real as opposed to this onslaught of fake information on the internet!

  • Neha

    2019-06-07 at 4:49 pm
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    This is a lovely painting. I agree cutting screen time is important and my kids and me spend time playing outside

  • Snehal

    2019-06-07 at 5:31 pm
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    My lil cousin enjoys painting too. And that is such a beautiful painting!

  • Deepika

    2019-06-07 at 5:36 pm
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    Wow! What an interesting post. Spending quality activity time with kids is an amazing feeling for both the kids and the parent.

  • Charu

    2019-06-07 at 5:59 pm
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    Art and Painting is such a great way to keep kids engaged. My little ones too enjoy coloring and painting and this summer break, it […] Read MoreArt and Painting is such a great way to keep kids engaged. My little ones too enjoy coloring and painting and this summer break, it has been their fav activity all through. Read Less

  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-06-07 at 10:38 pm
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    We go with sane screen time. I rely on books and activities for engaging and learning. Our screen free time involves lots of pretend play […] Read MoreWe go with sane screen time. I rely on books and activities for engaging and learning. Our screen free time involves lots of pretend play too. We also do paintings. Read Less

  • jhilmildsaha

    2019-06-08 at 12:34 pm
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    These are some great activities to keep them busy, thanks for writing this. It is really helpful.

  • MeenalSonal

    2019-06-08 at 5:41 pm
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    This post is so good to read and the best part is all the pointers mentioned in the post are easily doable.

  • Amrita

    2019-06-08 at 6:23 pm
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    Screen time we limit by doing creative activity together every day.This helps

  • Varsh

    2019-06-08 at 9:21 pm
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    My girl loves coloring, writing and playing with blocks. I give her whatever she wants and let her spend time with it, helping only when […] Read MoreMy girl loves coloring, writing and playing with blocks. I give her whatever she wants and let her spend time with it, helping only when she asks me. Read Less

  • Princy Khurana

    2019-06-09 at 5:39 pm
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    screen times eats into little kids brain and minds, my kids love playing with colors too, and i don't restrict them for this.

  • Amrit kaur

    2019-06-09 at 6:26 pm
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    My nephew loves to play with lego or blocks and this is best way to keep him away from screen time.

  • Snigdha

    2019-06-09 at 7:10 pm
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    Spending quality time with kids by offering different activities is a nice idea ..

    • Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan
      to Snigdha

      2019-06-22 at 4:33 pm
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      Wow such confident use of water colour loved the painting. Keeping my son away from the smart phone is essential. We use reading and painting […] Read MoreWow such confident use of water colour loved the painting. Keeping my son away from the smart phone is essential. We use reading and painting too Read Less

  • Jiya B

    2019-06-20 at 1:51 pm
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    I loved the Painting and this is a good way to keep kids busy. And they can learn too

  • Ruchie

    2019-06-20 at 6:27 pm
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    Wow these are cool activities and I will sure try this rainy season when they can't go outdoor to play!!

  • Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    2019-06-20 at 7:18 pm
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    This is such a great activiy to keep the kid away from screens. We love our painting time too . It is enjoyable and messy.

  • Hema

    2019-06-21 at 10:05 am
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    These are some awesome and fun activities for kids. My little one loves paint brush , it keeps her occupied for good 1-2 hours. […] Read MoreThese are some awesome and fun activities for kids. My little one loves paint brush , it keeps her occupied for good 1-2 hours. thanks for sharing. Read Less

  • Neha Tambe (@nehatambe)

    2019-06-22 at 6:15 am
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    My kids too love painting. All they need is plain papers and water colors and hours are spent in a jiffy

  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-06-22 at 9:08 am
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    At 4 the painting is indeed an achievement. We have a fixed screen time for other time we have books and few activities.

  • Shubhreet Kaur (@raising_karma)

    2019-06-22 at 10:40 am
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    Karma loves drawing and painting too. I feel its such a creative outlet for kids and really aids their development.

  • Deepa

    2019-06-22 at 3:37 pm
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    That's a great idea to keep kids busy and away from gadgets. Drawing,art,crafts are anytime better than watching TV.

  • Varsh

    2019-06-22 at 4:52 pm
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    Loved reading about the fun you two had. I believe in letting kids have fun on their own and let them just be.

  • TheMomSagas

    2019-06-23 at 4:27 am
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    Painting is such a great way to keep kids engaged. My son doesn't enjoy this much but my daughter loves painting and can do it […] Read MorePainting is such a great way to keep kids engaged. My son doesn't enjoy this much but my daughter loves painting and can do it for hours together. Read Less

  • Papri Ganguly

    2019-06-23 at 6:51 am
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    Couldn't Agree more with your thoughts. Cutting down screen time and replace it with creative activities is an awesome idea

  • rakhiparsai11984

    2019-06-23 at 11:29 am
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    Such a lovely painting, It is indeed great way to engage kids in some lovely thing and also ensure they do not spend too much […] Read MoreSuch a lovely painting, It is indeed great way to engage kids in some lovely thing and also ensure they do not spend too much time on screen. Read Less

  • Tina Basu

    2019-06-23 at 4:46 pm
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    I make my son sit with activity books, puzzles, legos. He isn’t fond of coloring and painting yet!

  • Amrit kaur

    2019-06-23 at 8:25 pm
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    Me and my bhabhi indulge our nephew in some activities with household things to keep away from screens.

  • Nilesh Sharma

    2019-09-23 at 10:25 am
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    Kids really love painting, my daughter often gifts me hand made things. Thank you for writing and sharing this post

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Mother to a four year old girl. I am a creative being since my childhood. I create and my little one destroys. The love story continues.

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