Every parent knows that famous line that their child says to them from time to time; “I’m bored, I don’t have ANYTHING to do!”
Here is a list of creative activities that you can do at home. You can join your kids or get some of your to-do list done while they are preoccupied!
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25 Activities to do:
- Make homemade play dough.
- Find a new treat to make. Or what kid doesn’t enjoy decorating cupcakes or sugar cookies?
- Read a book together.
- Build a fort.
- Sensory bins. An easy idea is to fill a bin with rice or beans, along with different toys and fun items.
- Paint. Find some fun rocks outside and use those for a painting surface! Or try finger painting.
- Have a picnic in your living room or backyard.
- Create a scavenger hunt for your kids to go on. Hide clues around the house and have a surprise waiting for them at the end!
- Decorate T-shirts. You can do this with paint, markers or tie-dye.
- Bingo. You can make your own or find a printable game online. Here is a website you can check out: https://myfreebingocards.com/kids
- Marshmallow toothpick building. This is an activity that doesn’t require a lot of materials. Connect marshmallows together with toothpicks to make unique creations.
- Make a fun, hands on dinner. Personal pizzas are perfect for this!
- Sidewalk chalk on a sunny day.
- Create a play/talent show. Have your children perform for you when they are ready. You can even film the show.
- Hide & seek.
- Dye Easter eggs.
- Movie/popcorn night. Gather together blankets and pillows and watch one of your favorite movies!
- Do a puzzle.
- Living room or backyard camp out.
- Printable coloring pages. There are so many free coloring pages on the internet! Crayola has fun ones on their website. Here is the link: https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/
- Play a board or card game.
- Write letters/cards for loved ones.
- Play dress up.
- Go for a walk, or ride bikes, if the weather is nice!
- Water table/bins. This idea is similar to the sensory bins, but use water instead of rice/beans.
Share your favorite stay at home kid activities with me in the comments below! I love hearing what other mothers are doing with their children!