In times like this, going with your child to public places might seem like not the best idea. If it is possible, you should avoid other people. Unfortunately, young kids shouldn’t stay all the time inside too much – from time to time, they need to breathe in some fresh air. Thankfully, you don’t need to go outside to create extremely fun activities. If you have a balcony, you can create a safe play area for your children!
How to ensure the safety of your child?
Although you can use your balcony to let your child breathe some fresh air, you must be aware that if you aren’t careful, it could be potentially dangerous. If you are worried that the height of the railings is not adequate, then you should consider installing a plastic fence. It would require a bit of an effort, but the safety of your child should be the top priority. Alternatively, you can consider purchasing a safety net that would make you less worried.
Although you might think that a fort built from 2 pillows and a blanket wouldn’t be enough to stop the attacks of ferocious Indians, nor smart outlaws, your children might have a different take on the same issue. We, adults, focus on the things that exist, but the world of children is enhanced by a magical element – imagination. You’ll be surprised how much joy such a simple construction can bring your kid! When it gets dark, you two can be on the lookout for dangers. If you live in a sparsely populated region and the light pollution isn’t that bad, you can also look at the stars and drink warm tea.
If your child isn’t that young, and they are at least somewhat brave, you can tell them that our planet will soon be invaded by aliens from the farthest corners of the galaxy. Although all humanity will unite to face the enemy, our chances of survival are slim. That is, unless… we can create a gigantic energy shield. How? The answer is simple: by arranging the puzzle. Only when this project is completed can we be sure that our species will not go extinct. Depending on the age and the personality of your child, you can use some lights, like the ones that you can find at parentcenternetwork.org, to let them know that they really need to focus on the task. Hopefully, there won’t be any planes or drones flying nearby, or your kid might leave the balcony in a hurry.
Do you think that your son or daughter could become a new Picasso? If that’s the case, then encourage them to create some incredible abstract painting on your balcony. Depending on the techniques used and the sources of inspiration, the world may not be ready for all those masterpieces, but perhaps when they grow up, their works will be properly appreciated. It doesn’t matter what is the preferred topic of your kid’s paintings, as long as it is fun for them. Depictions of several Diplodocuses fighting, but also Earth being blasted to pieces by a gigantic Pterodactyl-Turtle – all of those will add some style to your living room! Just make sure that the crayons can’t fall off the balcony, or the paintings of your artistically-gifted son or daughter might be limited to only several colors.
Do you think that your sweet girl or boy could become architects later in life? If you have some reasons to believe that it could be the case, you can assist them in creating the tallest building on your balcony. I’m sure that you two could create a skyscraper that would surpass all the real ones, but then in the case of some accident, some of the Lego bricks could fall from your balcony. It’s better to keep it safe and stick to creating the wonders of architecture that wouldn’t be taller than the railings. Try not to interfere too much with the projects of your little genius. Only when you think that the incredible construction can collapse at any moment, is it okay to intervene.
Using a blanket or a mattress, you can create an icebreaker that will move toward the unforgiving ice. You can take a laptop on a balcony, play video of a real ship struggling with ice, and move the blanket accordingly. Before you do that, make sure that the blanket is placed on a soft surface, so that even if some of the members of the crew fall overboard, there will be no injuries. You can also take some ice from the freezer to make the simulation more realistic. Remember that it is essential that your ship moves forward – otherwise you might get stuck.
Take a pick!
You don’t need a lot of equipment to create fun activities for your children. Their imagination can make the most incredible scenarios come true even if they have access to only several items. Not all the fun activities in this article will be perfect for all children – remember to take their age and personality into consideration!
Robert is a content writer whose brain demands a steady supply of fascinating topics to research – the weirder and more unpractical, the better. Avid dinosaur enthusiast, fitness lover, and crazy dancer who spends approximately ⅓ of his waking hours on air-drumming.