Are you stuck at home with your kids? You’ll love these ideas to keep them busy all day long! It’s easy to draw a blank when you need several activities for kids at home to choose from that don’t involve tablets or video games. Here’s a list of indoor and outdoor activities to make it easier for you on those long days.
13 Indoor and Outdoor Activities
- Make Homemade Playdough– You’ll need: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2tsps cream of tartar, 1 cup water, and food coloring.Mix all dry ingredients together. Mix dry ingredients, water, and food coloring in pot then cook over medium heat until play dough starts to form.
- Make Puffy Sidewalk Chalk Paint– You’ll need: 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, 1 tbsp dish soap, and 5-10 drops food coloring. Mix together flour and water until there are no lumps, stir in dish soap. Add food coloring until the desired color is achieved. Pour mixture into squeeze bottles.
- Build a Fort– Build a fort with extra sheets and pillows! This can make any activity fun as long as you’re in the fort!
- Put on Play with Stuffed Animals-Set up a stage by draping a sheet over a bench or chair. Record the play and let your kids re-watch their own shows!
- Read Aloud– Pretend you are at a library checking books out. There’s no limit to how many books you check out!
- Puzzles– Doing puzzles can take hours. What a way to keep your kids occupied!
- Building Contests– You can build anything with Legos. Duplos, and Magna-Tiles. Who will be the winner of the tallest building they can create? But of course the best part is knocking it all down!
- Dance Party– Turn on the kids station and let them dance away. It’s especially more fun when you can have light effects to go along with it.
- Hopscotch– Create your own hopscotch with chalk. Or you can use painters tape and create hopscotch on the floor.
- Board Games– Board games can be tricky depending on your kids age. The best games that everyone can be involved in are: Memory, Guess Who, Candy Land, and Monopoly!
- Paint– Set up a paint station in the house. Make sure you lay down crafts mats or paper to prevent a huge mess.
- Bake– Have your kids help with basic baking like making brownies or mixing cake batter together.
- Picnic in the House– Change up the rules of only eating in the kitchen or at the dining room table. Have a picnic on the living room floor or even in the fort they made!