We get it. You love your child, but sometimes you need a few minutes to yourself, whether it’s to deal with the laundry or sip a glass of wine. While it may seem impossible to get your child to give you some space without plunking them in front of a screen, we promise you it’s not!
A hobby can help shape a child’s personality, give them confidence, and foster independence – something you want both for your sanity and to ensure they’re a fully functioning, can-contribute-to-society grown up one day. Here are 10 hobbies and activities kids can do with minimal supervision to get you started, though we also recommend speaking with your child to see what ideas they may have!
Arts and Crafts
You may need to experiment to figure out the exact art form your child will enjoy, but age-appropriate arts and crafts are a great place to start for an independent hobby! Some ideas to get you started include felting, painting, drawing/sketching, plasticine or coloring.
Consider checking out some books from your local library that are beginners guides so your child can have some guidance (that doesn’t come from you!) as they delve into a new crafty hobby!