Welcome summer holiday’s with IKEA’s creative solutions
Summer is here! With limited activities and play dates, parents surely need creative ideas to keep their children entertained at home.
Who doesn’t own something from IKEA? Simple products from the Swedish home furnishing retailer can come handy and convert an ordinary afternoon to a moment of celebration.
Here are three games with little need for planning and equipment:
FISHING FOR SNACKS
BOTAREN shower curtain, Dhs 12
TORKIS clothes peg, Dhs 15
Kids love surprises. What if you turned their snack time into a game by hanging a divider e.g. BOTAREN shower curtain between doorposts? Let your children form a queue on one side of the doorpost to get a shot at using a rod with the TORKIS clothes peg on a string. Ask an adult to stand on the other side and help clip the peg to a snack bag after a playful tug at the fishing line.
DO THE LIMBO DANCE
DITTE Fabric, Dhs 15/meter
KEA 365+ Label, Dhs 7/50 pack
It’s limbo time! A mix of balance, agility and game in one playful package, limbo has something for everyone. Hang a curtain rod between doorposts and make sure it’s easy to adjust height. Play some music to loosen those joints and let gravity work its magic. Challenge your kids to see how low they can go? To make it extra fun, add IKEA’s DITTE textile strips on the rod. You can also track everyone’s performance by sticking IKEA 365+ labels on the wall with names on!
GIFTS ON A STRING
DJUNGELSKOG soft toys, starting from Dhs 9
Keeping children happy over time may require some creative solutions. Attach a row of DJUNGELSKOG soft toys or small gifts with ribbon to a rod. Fit the rod between doorposts. Lead one blindfolded child at a time to the display and simply let them snip their prize.
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About IKEA UAE
IKEA UAE, a member of Al-Futtaim group of companies, offers an extensive range of home furnishing products & accessories of good design, value and functionality. In the UAE for 29 years, the IKEA stores in Dubai Festival City, Festival Plaza in Jebel Ali and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi closely follow the popular self-serve and self-assembly concept which was conceived in Sweden over half a century ago. IKEA offers customers a complete family day out through its ability to cater to children’s needs at Småland play area and serves a wide choice of refreshments at the IKEA Restaurant and Café. The Customer Ordering and Collection Point in Al Ain offers residents easy access to well-designed products at a great price.
Customers can also join the IKEA FAMILY loyalty programme to avail of great offers and extended services on every visit to the store. Toll free number for the world-famous brand is 800 4532 (800 IKEA). For more information visit www.IKEA.ae, www.facebook.com/IKEAUAE or @IKEAUAE on Twitter.
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