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.