Staying in and playing with the kids can be expensive if you feel you have to buy the latest games and fill up the cupboards with the latest models of toys. Adventure can be made without any fuss or spending and I can guarantee the kids will thrive on playing on normal household objects.
Take the humble bed for example.
Indoor trampolining on a naked mattress is one way my kids get their kicks, they can spend hours trying to headbutt the light fitting and I am always met with groans and moans when I announce it is time to make the bed. However they all manage to disappear quickly when I ask for help to clothe the cushions.
The bed can also be converted into a dark and dangerous den, you can rip the duvet off the mattress and secure it between the bed frame and the wall (radiators come in handy here) Then cushions can be used to block out natural light and books and torches can be smuggled in for secret dentime reading. Hours can be spent hiding in a cosy corner, creating new rooms, and trying your hand at den interior design, and it doesn’t cost a penny.
The bed can also be used as a ship on an angry ocean. One foot off the mattress could be eaten by hungry piranhas, and always make sure you steer clear of the whale who hides underneath the frame. Pirate can jump aboard and challenge you and you can delight in making them walk the plank into the murky depths below.
Making your own adventures in the home costs nothing, you simply need a bed, a mattress and a bit of imagination.
Much better than the latest fad.
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