Running low on ideas for activities for kids at home? These kid-approved ideas will provide hours of entertainment and activity everyone will enjoy!
My kids compiled a list of activities you can do at home that are fun for the whole family. PLUS, they apply educational skills through experience) Here are eight kid-chosen activities:
1. Kid-Made Scavenger Hunt
Let your kid make a homemade scavenger hunt for the whole family. This is a great exercise in creativity, problem solving, and writing skills. For younger kids, you can help them make picture clues.
My 8 year old made a scavenger hunt for his brother and created clues you can print here.
2. Game Tournament
Create a list of card & board games. Then create a tournament bracket (or you can print one) that your family can complete each day!
3. Silhouette Art
This is a cool art project kids will love to work on. It’s the classic silhouette artwork you grew up with, but with a fun modern take that you’ll be happy to display.
4. Service Projects
Find simple ways to give back to others.
- mailing cards and notes to the elderly, friends, family, and community workers
- picking up trash around the neighborhood
- sending care baskets to shut-ins, etc.
5. Make a Kindness Tree
A fun project that kids will love to create and that promotes acts of kindness!
6. Indoor Obstacle Course
Let your kids make a homemade Indoor Obstacle Course for the whole family. This is a great exercise!
Here’s a quick time-lapse of our course:
7. Record & Send Video Greetings to friends & family
8. Chalk Art Messages For Your Neighbors
Leave a drawing or positive message for the neighbors on your driveway or sidewalk.
We would love to hear what you are coming up to do with your family at home, please share your ideas. And if you need some ideas for kid’s coloring pages or worksheets we have those too!
Saturday 18th of April 2020
These activities are really the best i have ever seen for kids. Indoor games have much more merits when compared with outdoor games. I used to play puzzles, carom, board games etc. when i was a kid.