If you are a parent with multiple kids, and one or more of them are in some type of sport, then you have probably had the almost impossible task of keeping someone “happy” during a game or practice. We have come up with some activities to pass the time that we hope you and your kids will like!
This will be a three part series for different age groups and today we are focusing on 4-6 years old.
Here are 7 creative activities for kids at sports events:
- Grab-n-Go Art Supplies: A small coloring book and a few crayons are all you need. Most kids love to create and this will keep them still and quite for at least a few minutes. With kids that can read, I love our doodle book that has prompts for them to draw. My kids have these two books that they love: Do You Doodle? and Oodles of Doodles
- Sidewalk Chalk: You don’t need a whole box of chalk, but a piece or two can give you a few minutes to actually watch your other child on the field! This activity is really only good if you are outside around concrete but can be a great way to pass the time!
- Pipe Cleaners: A few pipe cleaners can make for a fun creative play time. Kids can make shapes and characters out them. The best part is you can take it apart and start over.
- Pipe Cleaners with beads: If your child is learning how to add and/or subtract this could be a fun exercise. Just take a pipe cleaner and add some beads. Have your child use them to make easy math problems! They fit easily in your purse and can be used over and over.
- Bubbles: Kids love bubbles and they are super easy to keep in your purse. This activity can really only be done at an outdoor event that you are in grass, like a soccer game or baseball practice. You will need a pretty big area, so you don’t distract others around you but this could keep them busy for hours.
- If you child is old enough to read, a new book is a great way to keep them occupied! Here is a great list by age for beginning chapter books from Imagination Soup. Don’t forget your public library is always a great place to find new books! 🙂
- If your kids like to play “I Spy” or the license plate game, then chances are they like “Where’s Waldo.” We have put together a pretty generic game of “Find the Fan” that you can print and take with you! Get a FREE download version below!
Do you have any other great ideas for this age group?!?