Easy At-Home Activities For The Kids

Brother reading a story to his younger siblings in a fort at night

Being stuck at home can be challenging for parents and kids alike. That’s why we’ve put together this great list of the top 10 at-home activities to keep your kids occupied.

Art Activities

The good news about these art activities is that you most likely already have all of the materials you’ll need. Activities like raised salt painting, tracing art, and shaving cream marbling are just a few of our favorite at-home art projects

Science Experiments

Kitchen science is a great way to keep the attention of little ones as well as promote learning. Experiments like the rainbow milk experiment, ice melting experiment, or making slime is a great way to pass the time with kids.

Daily Gratitude Practice

This is a great way to teach humility and gratitude to kids. At the dinner table, take turns saying what every person is grateful for in their life right now. It helps kids see that even when things are tough, there’s always something to be thankful for!

Build a Lego City

Taking over a dining room table to create a mini Lego infrastructure is a great way to keep children engaged for hours. This will also promote creativity and problem-solving skills. 

Play Games

Playing games as a family is a great thing to do no matter if you’re to be inside or otherwise. This will support healthy competition, as well as teamwork on some occasions. 

Build a Fort

Cut back on screen time by building a fort. With endless possibilities and options, building a fort can entertain children for hours on end. You can even have the kids play games or build their Lego creation inside the fort!

Set Up An Indoor Scavenger Hunt

There are so many directions this can go when stuck indoors. Coordinate your hunt by colors, design a clue-based hunt, or the classic make-and-do scavenger hunt.

Go on a Nature Walk

Whether it’s a neighborhood walk or an actual trail, getting outside is a great idea whenever possible. Pick flowers where it is accepted and bring home some of nature’s treasures.

Start a Garden

No matter if you have a huge backyard, or just a balcony, starting a garden is a great way to allow kids to watch something grow over the course of time.

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Cook Together

Kids love to cook, and if you’re going to be preparing a meal for the family, you might as well have the kiddos chip in. They’ll have fun while learning skills that will serve them their whole lives through. 

Which of these family fun activities will you do first?