Grab a sheet, whatever food you have, and enjoy a living room picnic or take the fun out into the backyard if you are able. You can even play that memory game at the same time: “I’m going to a picnic and I’m bringing…” Each person takes turns remembering (in order) what everyone is bringing
and then adds one thing each turn.
Some great items you can use:
Children love amazing water toys! This activity requires little water and can be played with for hours. You can use inexpensive, colorful, household sponges, or water balloons to get the party started.
Super-sized Farkle or Yahtzee? Yes. Giant Wooden Yard Dice set was created
to bring extra fun to existing dice games. Take your favorite dice games
like Yardzee or yard Farkle outdoors or play inside on the floor with your
kids.This giant yard dice is perfect for capturing people’s interest in classic
If they get stained up just give them a quick cleanup with these wipes
For kids' homemade solar panels, get solar cells made from copper. These
copper cells are fun alternatives but can't be used to generate much
They could power LED bulbs which can be used to decorate the garden.
● Wheat of copper
● Microampere meter
● Metal shears
● Electric stove
● 2 Alligator clips
● A plastic cup
1. You start out by cutting two pieces of copper that can fit into your plastic cup and at the same time can be heated on your stove. Turn the temperature on the highest and heat up one piece of metal. You will see that it will begin to change colors, from red to black.
2. After about 30 minutes: turn off the stove and you will see that the black copper piece is starting to cool down and turn into "copper color" a gain. When the copper has been cooled for about 20 min then it's time to remove some of the black spots on its surface. You want to be very delicate with this step. If you scrub too hard you can damage the thin red oxide layer you have created with the heating.
Try to wash the copper with water and gently use the sandpaper to remove the easiest black spots.
3. Now, it's time to make the solar cell. Take the two pieces of copper sheet, (one is heated the other one is not) and place then in the plastic cup. They are placed apart but still facing each other.
4. Add hot water and a couple of tablespoons of salt to the cup and attach the alligator clips to the copper sheets (one clip for each sheet).
5. Now attach the microampere meter to the two clips and bring the cup out in the sun to see if it produces any electricity. If it does then congratulate your kid for creating their first homemade solar cell.
Paper windmill can be created by kids as a way of encouraging an off the grid lifestyle and for the fun of it. These paper windmills make a great tabletop decoration for outdoor parties and for the kids' rooms.
Off-the-grid is a lifestyle characterized by not relying on public utilities. Children might have a hard time adjusting to the off the grid lifestyle.
Your kids may love outdoors, but may not be driven to continue in that path of homesteading choices you come up with when they come of age and have their own home.
Fortunately, there are some wonderful ways to add homesteading into your routine with your kids. This involves taking simple but fun tasks that contribute to your lifestyle, using them to train your kids on the importance of independence, self-sufficiency, confidence, and ethical lifestyle choices.Are you homeschooling your kids? If so, you can simply experiment with incorporating homesteading lessons into your child's everyday school lessons. Apart from the values that are associated with teaching a new generation the ins and outs of prepping and living off the grid, introducing your kids into the prepping fold can serve as a great bonding experience between the parent and the child. Even if you live on a rural homestead or you welcome sustainable energy and self-sufficiency in a city setting, there are extrinsic factors that can make it difficult for you to engage your kids and promote the quality relationship.
Amidst work and the stresses that are associated with living off-the-grid, it can be easy to get so busy that you would look up one day and come to realize that your children have grown up when you weren’t looking. One of the ways to teach your children the value of prepping is to involve them in simple tasks that are associated with your lifestyle from a young age.
Some of these simple tasks may include: helping you pick fruits from the garden, gathering eggs from the chicken's coop, helping you pull weeds in the garden. As they come of age, you can give them more complex tasks that involve them in living off-the-grid. Engaging your kids in these kinds of tasks teach your children the responsibility of chores as well as the unique value of living a life in an off-the-grid home.
Off-the-grid lifestyle is not a life of all work and no play. There are a lot of fun activities and toys that can get your kids involved in off-the-grid living. Windmill or solar panel building kits can be of help to your kids in learning the science behind the tools that power your home until they are old enough to help with the real work involved with setting up solar panels or windmills.
You can create these kits by improvising with the available materials within your environment without spending money on purchasing these kits if you prefer that; but these are great, fun activities to try for your kids.
Collect family memories from photographs, holidays, fun days out, and create a scrapbook filled with amazing memories with the following items:
Have some fun and take painting a step further: Try painting on a stone!. Seriously, rock painting is a nice hobby and produces beautiful art. Paint images on stone. People have used stone art to tell unique stories; using the medium as means of visual storytelling. Use the following items to get started with your own Story Stone!
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