Budget-friendly indoor activities for parents and children

Budget-friendly indoor activities for parents and children

From birth to higher education fees, raising a child can incur a lot of expenses and can be quite costly. However, spending time with your children does not necessarily need to be expensive. In fact, there are numerous activities you can do with your children without breaking the bank. 

1. Household Chores


This is free and absolutely cost-free! A simple task like folding clothes, washing dishes or sweeping the floor can be something you do with your kids. By doing household chores, you can foster self-control, independence and a sense of responsibility and it also can benefit them in the long run. Research suggests that children as young as two years old can be introduced to doing simple household chores.

2. Cooking and Baking

Instead of dining out, try cooking at home to spend time with your loved ones. You can find simple recipes,  it can be something easy to cook like pancakes, french toast and sandwiches. 

Cooking or baking with the little ones can help boost their confidence and encourage them to explore an adventurous palate. Most of the parents who struggle with picky eating children are told by the expert to cook with them. Other activities you can try with the little ones include baking cookies, decorating cupcakes and baking pizzas.

3. Arts and Crafts

Get creative with your child by making arts and crafts using recycled materials that you can find in your house. Spend quality time with your child during the arts and crafts session by discussing steps and asking questions that will help add value to your relationship with them and improve bonding with your child. 

4. DIY Board/Card Games

You can do-it-yourself board games that suit your preferences and family members. Start by brainstorming the ideas and discussing the gameplay with your child, you also can help your kids to think outside the box and also voice out their opinion. Furthermore, it also assists in problem-solving skills, taking turns and improving concentration levels. 

If you would like something that both adults and children can enjoy, our card game will help nurture the little ones too!

Play guess the cards, memory game, and many more ideas with the cute designs, it is guaranteed fun for all ages. 

5. Reading Books

Reading books together with your child can encourage love towards reading from an early age and it is also a great way to bond with your child. 

Speaking of bonding with your child, A Parent’s Promise, a storybook by The Nurts will be launching soon. It is a heartfelt story that helps strengthen the bond between parent and child while educating them about the roles that parents play in their lives. Reading this book together reassures children that whatever life may bring - they will always be unconditionally loved by their parents. Stay tuned!

Explore these budget friendly indoor activities with your little ones and tell us if you have other great ideas! 


  1. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/cover-story-cost-raising-child-today
  2. https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/the_benefits_of_kids_doing_chores  
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3868269/
  4. https://www.kent-teach.com/Blog/post/2021/06/28/the-many-benefits-of-arts-and-crafts-for-children.aspx 
  5. https://www.jaqueslondon.co.uk/blogs/posts/diy-board-games 

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