Today I am sharing 30 fun things to do with kids while quarantined. It is official, we were just notified that we will be out of school for at least the next three weeks. Luckily I was already coming up with ideas of what to do during Spring break.
Update: As this pandemic continues into the next year I will keep this post updated with fresh ideas to keep us all busy and having fun!
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30 Fun Things to do While Quarantined:
- Have a dance party! Put on some fun music and get moving.
- Do kids yoga. Here is a great kids yoga YouTube Channel Cosmic Kids Yoga
- Play a game of tag and get the whole family involved.
- Hide and seek is a great way to move around and involve younger kids in learning to count.
- The floor is lava game. Start on one side of the house and try to get to the other side. You must jump from rug to rug and pillow to pillow without touching the floor.
- Relay race especially if you have a backyard. If you only have one child make an obstacle course for them.
Art is so fun and it doesn’t have to be a big mess or expensive. Here are some simple ideas with items that are most likely in your home.
- Get out the craft box! Paint, color, cut, and glue things together. If you are low on supplies get creative, use some cardboard from packaged food. My boys had fun painting some cardboard and making it into a castle. Now is the time to get really creative.
- Make a silly video and edit in iMovie. Imovie is very easy to use and you can add some music to the background. Then the kids can share it with friends and family to stay in touch.
- Make a sock puppet. Get creative with some old socks. Most homes have some mismatched socks laying around. Cut a hole in a cereal box and now you can have a puppet show.
- Learn to draw! There is a lot of learning to draw tutorials on YouTube. These simple tutorials have taught my 6-year-old how to draw Spiderman in a 20-minute lesson. Here is a great tutorial on how to draw a unicorn.
- Bake something yummy! We like to make banana bread because it is very easy and my 3-year-old can mash the banana with no help.
- Make some slime. Here is a simple tutorial on how to make slime with kids. Not all slime is made the same. This is an all-natural slime recipe made from essential oils.
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Sometimes we need some quiet time. I usually keep these activities for the afternoon when we have less energy. We tend to get tired after lunch and everyone can use a rest.
- Depending on the age of your child they might have fun counting. Have them count how many items are in the toy box.
- Reading is a great quiet time activity. I like to let my 3-year-old pick out the book he wants and then he can “help” me read by telling me what’s happening in the pictures.
- Do that puzzle that has been sitting in your cupboard for the last 10 years.
- Sort and count coins. If you have a lot of coins this can take up a large chunk of time.
- Bubble bath during the day. My 3 year old loves to play in the bath especially if there are a lot of bubbles.
- Color code lego. Separate lego by color. If your child is older download some lego directions from the internet and try to build something new.
- Let them use the tablet. I know I am very strict with our tablet, but there are a lot of fun learning apps that can help pass the time.
Make your toys work for you. My children get a toy and then immediately lose interest. Make the toys interesting again by making it a game.
- Build a mini Lego land. Use your cars and toys you have to help create the feeling of a theme park.
- Have a nerf war. If your kids are older they will love a nerf war with mom and dad.
- Activity book work. Most of us have those huge worksheet books for our kids and I know most of us never use them. Pull them out and get working. If you don’t have any then you can print activity pages from the internet.
- Get out the play-doh or the kinetic sand. Sometimes adding some regular kitchen tools can make the process more interesting.
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- Make a fort. Drape some sheets around the house and get out the flashlights. My boys love to hide in the fort and use flashlights to read.
- Organize the toys or rearrange the room. My 6 year old loves to move things around his room. Sometimes he helps me decide where the toys should go and we hang fresh art on his wall.
- Plant some seeds in the backyard and watch them grow. There are a lot of things you can grow from the food in your fridge, like potatoes and pumpkins. We grew a lemon tree from a seed! My boys love to help me dig and water in the garden.
- Make a band with kitchen pots, pans, and wooden spoons.
- Do you have a balloon? If you do, then you can play keepy-uppy. Blow up the balloon and try to keep it in the air by bouncing it back and forth. This has kept my kids busy for the last 2 weeks.
- Make a store with everything in your kitchen. Give your kids fake money (you can make some if you don’t have any) and have them buy the food from you. This will teach them how to add and show them how it works to pick things out and pay for it.
- Make a treasure hunt. Hide some treasure (it can be anything) and make some clues. Each clue leads to the next clue until they find the treasure. This was very entertaining for my 6-year-old and he was learning from reading the clues.
We might be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we have to be bored. I hope these 30 things to do while quarantined help keeps you entertained and having fun.
What are some fun activities you like to do while at home?
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