Hard To Tell What They're Doing, But I Know They Will Have Fun With These Ideas
Parents have to find activities to keep their children engaged at home. Video games and tables might be able to distract children for hours but what about stimulating their bodies and minds? There are so many more creative ideas to feed their imaginations and keep your wallet full! Check out some amazing ideas to share with your family!
Dry ice and some bubble solution and you have yourself an afternoon that is out of this world with alien bubbles!
Game of Webs
Most kids shudder when they see a spider but what about a huge web they get to threw things in and see if it will stick? This is a guaranteed fun time especially for kids with a lot of energy!
Pop Goes The Paint
Who doesn't love to pop bubble wrap? The popping sound paired with some paint bombs will be an imaginative, fun afternoon activity that will provide some new art work to display on the fridge.
Clouds O' Soap
This fun kitchen craft uses things you already have lying around the house and gives kids the chance to get their hands dirty while staying clean!
You might your typical living room, but add some blankets, pillows and imagination and it's transformed into an awesome fort! Kids will love building their own personal hideout.
Picaasso In Training
This activity is designed to help get your little one excited about art in a fun, new way! Use food coloring and glue to creative new masterpieces.
Hallway Obstacle Course
With some extra yarn and ingenuity, your hallway can be turned into an obstacle course. Have the kids try to make it from the start to finish without the yawn touching their skin!
A New Spin On Dressing Up
Little girls love to play dress up with their dolls and themselves! Try drawing chalk figurines and combining real clothes with their new friends.
Who said you can't play with your food? Grape sculptures are a great way to make snack time even more fun! Just grab some toothpicks and grapes and let you child create a fun design.
Strike or Split?
Almost everyone loves to bowl! Try out this miniature version in your house that your kids will love to build and play.
While your kids are at the table, have them practice drawing their alphabet letters but with a sweet twist. Use an old box filled with sugar and let them draw letters and words that easily swipe away for a blank canvas!
Pom Pom Drop
Toddlers are love to find and explore new things! With the pom pom drop they'll keep themselves busy in an interactive way.
Use chalk and large sponges to creative a fun and interactive bulls-eye game in your driveway! Your kids will have fun working in teams and trying to score points.
Have your kids experiment with strawberries at home through this fun experiment from thehomeschoolscientist.com. Just a few key items and they'll be having fun and learning in no time!
Another great science experiment comes from these balloon rockets. Kids will get to design the experiment and execute it to see it in action.
Homemade Ping Pong
Ping pong has been a long time favorite amongst kids of all ages. Put a new spin on the classic game by substituting a balloon for the ball and fashioning homemade paddles. Running around and diving to keep the balloon ball afloat will be a great afternoon for the whole family!
These cool objects will keep your kids occupied for hours! They're shiny, slimy and something totally different.
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Sponges can be used for so many different activities, but try cutting them up into stack-able pieces and creating your own colorful Jenga! Kids will love playing this without the loud noise or weight of traditional wood Jenga.
Slide Down The House
If you have a two-story home then you have yourself an indoor slide! Cut up a large cardboard box to create a slide down your staircase. Use bigger pillows to slide down it and to cushion the base for a soft landing.
Don't Touch The Lava
A popular activity for kids is to try to avoid stepping on cracks in the ground or jumping from couch to pillows so as to not touch the ground! This Volcano game takes it one step further to create a fun and adventurous afternoon!
All you need is a large tarp and some scissors to create your own backyard carnival game! Use any sort of ball and assign points to each of the holes to see who wins.
Any race car fans out there? Make your own racetrack at home with everyday objects and create ramps, bridges and roadways. Washi tape can be used to make colorful road maps!
This game is fun for the whole family! Let everyone get into the spirit of the games and compete with popcorn to take home the gold medal.
A great outdoor activity is to create your own bubble snakes! These can customized in color and size for what you child wants to make.
Give your kids a chance to draw some family portraits. Tape large sheets of butcher paper to the wall and outline some frames for them to fill in.
Time To Find Treasure
Send your kids on an exciting treasure hunt around the house! Hide clues in different areas and watch them work together to solve each one. Make sure there is a small prize waiting for them at the end of the hunt.
Kids love to show off the things they have created! This activity lets them design and make their own tshirt with sandpaper and crayons.
Tin Can Golf
The future athletes of the world will love tin can golf! It's a great indoor activity to get their competitive juices flowing. They'll have just as much fun building the game as playing it.
No matter what the activity, spending time with your children laughing and playing is the greatest gift of all! Get creative with them and stay active to ensure your little ones grow and learn each day.