Childhood is the perfect time to try lots of new things! That’s why you should encourage kids to take up hobbies. Hobbies can fill their spare time in a fun way and will give them new skills and knowledge. Read on for some exciting hobby ideas to expand your child’s interests!
1. Fabric Flowers
If your child has the crafty, artistic gene, encourage them to try making fabric flowers. They can be made into a variety of different shapes and from a plethora of fabrics. Watch video tutorials or check out a crafting book to get started. Don’t forget to let your child choose the fabric so that it is more their own hobby. Soon your home will be full of beautiful bouquets that will never wilt! Your child may even start their own entrepreneurial venture by selling accessories featuring the flowers.
2. Coin Collecting
For a child who loves doing fun research projects, try a collecting hobby. Reading and learning about the values of different coins will give your child a unique knowledge that can act as a conversation starter! Begin by visiting local coin dealers to build a base for your child’s collection. It would be well worth building a relationship with them so that they can help locate difficult finds. There are also many authorized and secure dealers online that may be able to help. Collecting hobbies are great for kids because they teach responsibility and caring for belongings, plus they may reap financial gains in the future as the coins gain in value!
Planting a garden is a perfect hobby idea for outdoorsy kids. It allows them to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and dig in the dirt. Give your child a section of your garden at home or, if you live in an urban area, buy him a plot in a community garden. Tending plants teaches responsibility and yields real, tangible results for your child to be proud of. Plus, if they choose to grow fruits or vegetables, your child can proudly say they grew part of the family’s dinner.
The easy access to editing software in our digital age has made photography more accessible than ever before. Photography is a great way for your child to express herself creatively and show others her view of the world. Set your child up with a cheap digital camera to start. Even the least expensive models today take pretty good quality photos. He could even use their cell phone if he has one. Then set him up with free or cheap editing apps or software. You could also encourage her to submit a favorite photo to a contest or county fair; you never know if you have a budding artist on your hands!
This is a hobby the whole family can enjoy together. Help your child learn the locations of the constellations and visit your local planetarium for a really fun experience. She can also make space-related decorations for her room, like a solar system mobile or glow-in-the-dark star constellations on the ceiling. Knowledge of astronomy will help your child wow her friends on their next camping trip or sleepover.
This guest post contribution is courtesy of Infinity Coins located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, specializing in coins, bullion and jewelry for the discerning collector.
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