Any parent who has ever had to entertain the kids around the house knows how difficult this can be, especially when on a budget. The good news is there are things you can do to make their time at home less boring. Here are five things to do with your kids at home without spending a lot of money.
For the Kid Cook: Nonna Live: Cooking Pasta with Nonna & Family (1 Class)
If your kids are fond of spending time in the kitchen because they love to experiment with making their own food, this class can help them hone those culinary skills. Unlike usual online cooking classes, it provides a shopping list of ingredients to buy and a link to an Amazon storefront for any utensils you may need, so your kid has everything before they start class. And in the actual class, they’ll get to have a chance to learn a recipe that dates back to generations. Usually $60, a Nonna Live: Cooking Pasta with Nonna & Family (1 class) is on sale for $45.
For the Builder: DIY Building Block STEM Drone
For kids who love to tinker, this set helps them develop a STEM-related hobby and enhance their hands-on practical skills. With multiple parts and an easy-to-follow manual. it lets kids design their own drone, all while teaching them aerodynamics and load balance. As they put the pieces together, they’ll gain a fundamental understanding of how things can fly and feel proud of having built a machine all at the same time. It normally retails for $129, but it’s on sale today for $49.99.
For the Sports Enthusiast: Revolutionary Cognitive Sports Training Software: Softball Player (Lifetime Subscription)
If your kid is gunning to be the next Babe Ruth, this software can help improve their hitting 100 times more efficiently. Designed to be Duolingo for athletes of all levels, it supercharges players’ split-second decision-making skills. It lets players interact with thousands of specialized real live-action HD videos on mobile devices or computers in varying difficulty levels, as well as receive immediate feedback, track progress, and build confidence. Players of all levels can benefit from it, too, making it perfect for your young one. Typically $487, a lifetime subscription is now on sale for $119.99.
For the Curious Kid: Curious World Language Learning App for Kids: 1-Yr Subscription
Too much screen time is dangerous for youngsters, but with this app, you can rest assured that the time they spend with their device is productive. Ideal for 4 to 8-year-olds, it offers access to tons of content including live-action shows, curriculum-based learning games, and books, all with the goal of encouraging offscreen active play, fueling curiosity, and boosting academic skills. As your kids sift through the content, they’ll develop the skills they need for life, learn languages you wish you knew, understand their own emotions, look forward to the future, manage and solve their own problems, and grow curious minds. For a limited time, you can grab a 1-year subscription for only $19.99 (reg. $95).
For Ages 3 to 7: Goodtimer Positive Reinforcement Educational Toy For Kids
Backed by neuroscience, Goodtimer is an award-winning family toy that’s designed to encourage kids to good develop behavior through positive reinforcement, tangible incentives, and family participation. Its goal is for your child to earn “Good Time” by abiding by your family’s house rules. It features tokens that you can give your child once they earn them, or you can exchange them for incentives decided by your family. It also includes guidance and worksheets to incorporate Goodtimer into your family’s routine. Normally $80, it’s on sale for $55.99.
Prices subject to change.