What day of quarantine is it? Weeks, days, and hours are all the same to me right now. I never know what day it is, but I know I need to keep my kids busy at home. We’ve completely run out of fun things to do and I’m letting my kids watch WAY too much TV. Please tell me I’m not the only one!? We are trying to do our part and stay home as much as possible.
We’re in this for at least a few more weeks so I decided to find some new and creative ways to keep my kids busy at home. I hope these ideas help give your kids something to look forward to. We all need that right now!
9 Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy at Home
1. Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids: If your kids love scavenger hunts as much as my kids do, then these scavenger hunt ideas are for you. I love that it get’s their brains thinking in an exciting and interactive way!
2. Gardening Activities for Kids: Get outside with your kids during this quarantine – so important for mental and physical health. Gardening is the perfect activity for learning outside. Check out these fun ideas!
3. Drawing Zentangle Elephants: Try a new art technique with this zentangle elephant project. We love elephants in our house so any excuse to craft with elephants is a good one.
4. 10 Interactive eBooks for Kids: I’m always on the look out for appropriate and educational apps and ebooks I can share with my kids. We’ve found some really great interactive ebooks, great to have on your smartphone or tablet.
5. 6 Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorials to Make: Bust out the rainbow loom at make a bunch of bracelets! Follow these bracelet tutorials for some fun and easy projects to do with your kids.
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6. Make a Name Memory Game: My little boy is obsessed with the game of memory. We play it at least three times a day, if not more. He is SO good at it and beats me almost every time. Make your own DIY game with this tutorial.
7. Water Pom Pom Target Toss: We recently made a few fun washcloth pom poms for a backyard water day! We had so much fun with our target toss game. It’s the perfect game for a hot summer day. You can set it up right in your own backyard.
8. Make a Kid-Friendly Terrarium: Terrariums are a great craft for kids because they are fun in all stages of development. Picking out plants, containers and little figurines to go inside can be just as fun as making the kid-friendly terrarium and watching it grow!
9. Cardboard Cell Phones: Make flip-type cell phones out of cardboard for your kids with this tutorial. They will provide hours of play time. Kids have big imaginations, and often get more fun out of simple toys than they do from over-the-top expensive toys.
I hope these boredom buster ideas bring joy to your kids during these uncertain times, especially when we need to kids busy at home!
Hahah, the cell phone cracked me up! You could do a toddler laptop, too! And if you’re ready to go full-scale STEM, it’s so worth making a busy board! Literally, it keeps them busy, and works for years and years.