5 Ways to Entertain Kids with A Folding Table

5 Ways to Entertain Kids with A Folding Table

5 Ways to Entertain Kids with A Folding Table

Christmas is over, the presents have been opened, and you still have one more week to entertain the kids before they head back to school!  Dreading the boredom that's sure to hit soon? Being cooped up inside during the cold winter months can make kids (and parents) go stir crazy.  If you’ve run out of new play ideas to try, pull out your Lifetime folding table and read on.   I've put together a list of easy ideas that kids can do with each other, or the entire family can do together. And, no batteries or expensive toys and gadgets are required…it’s just good old fashioned fun!  You’ll soon discover that with a little imagination a folding table can be much more than just a simple table! 

1. Build a fort.  Kids love to have their own “secret” place to hide.  Set up a Lifetime card table and throw a large blanket or comforter over the top to create an instant clubhouse.  Use couch cushions to make a tunnel entrance or a barricade around the fort.  Give kids a flashlight, snacks, a radio, books ,etc. and they can have hours of fun in their new kid-sized hangout.

2. Make a puppet show.  Unfold the legs of a Lifetime table and lay the table on its side.  Ta-da…a puppet stage playhouse.  Kids can sit behind the table to hide from the audience while presenting their show.  If you don’t have actual puppets to use, be creative.  Give them old socks, markers, paper and glue to make sock puppets. Or, simply use favorite stuffed animals and dolls. 

3. Play table tennis.  If your kiddos need an energy outlet, set up a Lifetime 6-Foot folding table and draw a line down the middle (across the short side) using a dry erase marker.  (Don’t worry, it will wipe right off!).  Buy some inexpensive ping-pong paddles and a ball and let your kids hit the ball back and forth using the line as an imaginary net. 

4. Build an obstacle course.  Set up your Lifetime tables and chairs in various places around the room.  Put your couch cushions and pillows on the floor, grab some balls and other items from around the house, and make your own indoor obstacle course.  The possibilities are endless for how you design it and what rules you make…jump on one foot from cushion to cushion, crawl under the table, roll a ball under the chair and into a plastic water pitcher, etc.

5. Build a ramp or slide.  Take your cushions off your couch.  With the legs of your Lifetime 4-Foot Table folded, lean the table on the couch to make a small ramp.  Kids will love seeing how fast and far their cars will go down their ramp. Or, use it as a slide for stuffed bears and dolls.

Have fun and leave us a comment if you an idea of your own you'd like to share with other bored kids in need!  :)

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Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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Elizabeth

1/29/2010 1:24:40 AM

Well, folding tables gives a lot of purpose.

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Jan

1/29/2010 2:04:46 PM

Elizabeth,

Yep, a little imagination goes a long way.  :)  Funny how sometimes the simplest items can entertain kids the longest...like the wrapping paper and box from a gift are sometimes more fun than the gift itself!

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