Hotel activities for KIDS – 5 TIPS
Hotel Activities for KIDS – 5 TIPS
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Having a plan for kids to have quiet and easy fun in the hotel room during vacation evenings is really important for a happy and comfortable holiday. For some reason, after a loooooooong day of sight seeing parents are exhausted and yet the kids are still full of energy! Why is that?? Right at the time you need to relax, or plan the next days event or just put your feet up, they have boundless energy. You need a plan to keep them busy and occupied – without assistance from you so you can have a few minutes to yourself. Believe me, it is TOTALLY worth the extra planning time on the front end to have time later.
Hotel Activities for KIDS – Hocus Pocus
What kid doesn’t love a little hocus pocus and being able to fool mom, dad, and siblings?
With just a piece of paper and scissors – Can you cut a hole in the paper big enough to walk through? NO? Are you sure?????
Read here for the how to. Impress your kiddos with magic! Better yet…have the older kids impress the little kids!
Hotel Activities for KIDS – Be creative
I love this fun idea to go along with the book Harold and the Purple Crayon. Harold draws his own adventures and your kiddo can draw theirs, too!
Thank you Jen from Mama.Pappa. Bubba. for this clever idea! She has a tech savy husband to help her, but if you are not tech savy and on your own, just print a photo of your kiddo, cut and paste on white paper. Then, laminate. Easy Squeezy!
Make it super easy for taking on the road but downloading the book onto your IPAD/IPOD/KINDLE device – one less thing to carry. Be sure to tell the teacher about your educational activities – sometimes you can use them in lieu of the mountain of nasty make-up work upon your return!
Hotel Activities for KIDS – Q-Tips and Straws
Who knew Q-tips could be such fun? Put out the garbage can or empty icebucket in the hotel room, aim and FIRE!
Using straws as the shooter and Q-tips as the ammo….compete for points. Quiet, simple, lightweight and fun….absolutely perfect! This will keep kiddos busy while you relax from the day or review notes for the next day.
Thank you, Cheryl from That’s What She Said for the incredibly creative idea. Read about it here.
Hotel rooms usually have paper cups, too or bring your own! Plastic cups are cheap and light to pack.
Stack them, aim, and FIRE! Thanks to Rachel at Kids Activity Blog for this fun idea.
Hotel Activities for KIDS – Recipe for FUN!!
dollop of shaving cream from the toiletry bag
butter knife from breakfast
small cubes/plasticware/whatever you have on hand!
Use the knife to spread the shaving cream like icing or mortar and stick the cubes together.
Great for fine motor skills and plain clean fun. Thanks Katie at Gift of Curiosity for this great idea.
Hotel Activities for KIDS – Rainbow Loom
If you are spending time in a hotel with the kids you’ll be interested in keeping them happy during the flight or car, too!
Happy and peaceful travels,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist