Power outages are a necessary evil in life. They can be caused by extremely inclement weather, car accidents, and more. So how do you keep the kids entertained when the iPad can’t be charged? Here are a few ways to keep your children entertained in the event of a power outage.
Keep some mad libs books around the house. When the power goes out, you can entertain your kids with some silly mad libs!
Blanket forts are always a good idea, but what better time than during a power outage? Gather a lot of blankets and pillows and make a fort in the living room! The best part is that most of the following activities can take place inside your newly built fort.
Keep some glow sticks in case of a power outage. Not only will the glow sticks be fun for the children, but it will also help provide light, especially when it’s dark outside.
Board games are fun even when the power is on! Make some favorite board games into “power outage” board games. This will ensure that your kids may actually get excited when the power goes out.
Cards are easy to keep around, because they are extremely portable. There are many games that can be played with cards. Familiarize yourself with the rules of these games so that you can play them in the event of a power outage.
Bring out the coloring books! Allow your kids to color in the blanket fort you’ve created.
The Floor is Lava
Play the floor is lava or another imagination-based game. Making an obstacle course from your home can help the kids work out the excess energy from being stuck inside.
Power outages can be incredibly inconvenient, but preparation can go a long way toward preventing issues from occurring. Use these tips to keep your kids entertained during a power outage!