Kids and I have been going through a rough time this year with their dad moving out and being abusive. I've tried to create some happy times for the 3 of us, but often lack energy.
Any suggestions for things I can do at home with them that won't cost much, and are easy to follow? I can't knit/sew etc and I'm not very crafty but will try to learn something if you recommend it. So far we: do origami (with Ds 12) and colouring (with DD 10), have movie nights and play a few board games.
Sadly, I used to be a primary school teacher about 20 years ago. I loved being creative with my pupils. I've forgotten every single activity /lesson and simply turned into a boring mum. Which doesn't help the (at times) sombre atmosphere at home.
Any simple suggestions.? Thanks in advance Also posting in another board
Cooking pretty much anything with them? With the double bonus that if you're lacking energy, you kill two birds with one stone: family time together and feeding them! It's also a great life skill if they can knock up cheap, nutritious meals. Get them thinking about what they want eat/cool, looking up recipes in books or on the internet (BBC Good Good is great and has lots of kids stuff, though at their ages yours might be beyond that), helping you buy it, etc.