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Moving Tips: DIY activities for kids

You may want to involve your children in planting a garden.

You may want to involve your children in planting a garden.

While unpacking may not be an activity you want your child to take a large role in, there may be some other activities that they could help you out with at your new residence. Once your moving company brings your belongings, this may be a good point to involve your children in the process.

Mailbox painting is one of the easiest items that you can have your child help you take care of. Even if the child is younger, having them involved in an activity like this could not only make them feel involved, but it could really get them excited. This is because they will feel like they are helping make the new home their own.

If they are a bit older, you may want to have them help paint their own rooms. Just like the mailbox, this is a good way to include them in an activity that needs to get done. Additionally, they will be learning about a skill they will likely use multiple times in their lifetime. You can help with any touch-ups in the end.

When you start to work outside of the home, your children can be a help planting a garden. Whether it is just a few flowers or a full-fledged garden, this could be another great activity. What makes this different than the others is that the kids will be able to see their labor turn into something over time. If you are growing vegetables, they will be able to eat them later knowing they made it happen. Additionally, they will be able to enjoy a flower garden as it grows. If you let them have some input on how to set it up, this could increase their sense of accomplishment.