Fun Ways To Entertain Your Children With Knitted Blankets

Fun Ways To Entertain Your Children With Knitted Blankets

A recent study commissioned by Cadbury Heroes found that parents only spend, on average, 5 hours a week with their children. 43% said that their children instead spend too much time watching television. 51% said that their children just spend time in their bedrooms, or online using smartphones and tablets. Having quality family time is extremely precious, and there are some great ways that you can entertain your little ones, moving them away from staring at screens. All you need are a few knitted blankets and your imagination!

Fun Ways To Entertain Your Children With Knitted Blankets

Building a fort

A blanket fort might only be made from a few sheets or knitted blankets, but inside that fort is a sanctuary where they can play, hide and have fun. Creating the ultimate blanket fort with your children will give them a chance to show off their creative architectural skills. Along with your blankets you will need something to secure them with – the backs of chairs can make a great structure. You can also use rope or string, clothes pegs, cardboard boxes, or counter tops. Inside your blanket fort, hanging a string of fairy lights can make it look beautiful, and you can fill the fort with toys, books, games, or even a sleeping bag for bedtime.

A teddy bear’s picnic

If you go down to the woods today, you can have a wonderful teddy bear’s picnic with lots of tasty treats to eat. Pack up your blanket and picnic basket, and head out on an adventure with your little one. Take a few of your favorite bears, and you can pretend to be in the 100 acre wood with Winnie the Pooh, or perhaps down at Paddington Station with Paddington Bear. You could even pretend to be Alice in Wonderland, having a picnic with The Mad Hatter and all his friends.

Make your own blanket

Older children will love making their own blanket using the arm knitting technique. These beautiful blankets made from thick wool have been extremely popular this year on social media, and look great draped over a child’s bed. Learning to make one with your child is a great idea for bonding… just don’t get tangled up in all that wool!

You can have hours of fun with your child, and all you need is a knitted blanket. This is precious family time away from the screen, where you can really enjoy spending time together.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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