Ultimate Guide: Things to do at home with your kids

As the Covid19 virus hits the US, many of us are hunkering down at home with the kids. Schools are shutting down and while some have been able to transition into solid distance learning programs; most schools simply weren’t set up for video conferencing with kids/teachers or online coursework. As schools and teachers scramble to figure out how to create meaningful learning for their students at home; parents are scrambling to figure out how to administer schoolwork or other activities to their kids (many while trying to figure out work, money, access to groceries, and health concerns). Let’s just say you get a major A+ for keeping your kids engaged, excited, minimizing screen time, and everyone staying sane at the same time!

That’s where we come in! Here are TONS of things to do at home with your kids no matter what age. Lucky for us we live in a time where you can learn just about anything if you have the desire and an internet connection or some good books. 🙂

If you have more suggestions please feel free to contact us and we can add them to the list.

  • Learn to Draw or Practice Drawing
  • Play a Card Game or Learn a New Card Game
  • Learn How to Code
  • Play a Board Game or Learn a New Board Game
  • Learn a Language or Practice a Language
  • Check your bookshelf for Books or Magazines you Haven’t Read Yet
  • Check your bookshelf for Books you want to Read Again!
  • Learn How to Make Music on your Computer
  • Learn How to DJ
  • Learn How to Beatbox
  • Practice your Musical Instrument
  • Learn How to Play a New Musical Instrument
  • Learn How to Dance
  • Practice Typing or Learn How to Type
  • Send a Letter to a Friend or Relative
  • Learn How to Paint or Just Paint!
  • Plant a Mini Garden or Flowerbed
  • Learn a Magic Trick
  • Play with your Pet
  • Sort through your Clothes or Organize a Space in your Room
  • Teach your Dog a New Trick
  • Start a Sewing Project
  • Build Something
  • Math Practice or Math Games
  • Stretch & Increase Flexibility
  • Learn How to Handstand
  • Write a Story, Poem, Movie, or Comic Strip
  • Play in your Backyard
  • Get a Workout In
  • Learn to Knit or Crochet
  • Call your Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends to say Hi
  • Cook or Bake something
  • Learn How to Juggle
  • Start a Family Tournament
  • Read the Book, Then Watch the Movie Combo
  • Conduct a Science Experiment
  • Learn a New Skill or Start an Online Course
  • Practice your Sport Skills
  • Meditate, Do Yoga, or Breathing Exercises
  • Make a Video or Movie
  • Start a Podcast
  • Have a Dance Party
  • Run a Kid Restaurant (Make a Menu, Take Orders, Make the Food, and Serve)
  • Try a New Hair Style or Have a Crazy Hair Day
  • Have a Paper Airplane Contest
  • Learn How to Tie Knots
  • Have Something Broken? Take it Apart to See How it is Made
  • Work with Clay to Make a Sculpture or Pottery
  • Make a Cardboard House or Car, then Play!
  • Build a Fort out of Sheets and Pillows
  • Super Giant List for Online Learning Access During the Corona Virus!!

Indoor Activities for Kids During the Polar Vortex of Doom: Part 1 The Blanket Fort

If you and the kids are stuck inside because of the recent extremely low temperatures a.k.a. The Polar Vortex of Doom, here are some ideas to keep the family entertained.

blanket fort ideas during the polar vortex of doom

PART 1 – The Blanket Fort

Round up all the blankets, sheets, pillows, couch cushions, and chairs to build a mega fort to hide out in and stay nice and cozy!  Extra bonus for string lights to light the inside! Here are a few that are pretty cool:

First of all...signage is key!
First of all…signage is key!

Have a stuffed animal party and play music.
Have a stuffed animal party and play music.

Tunnel fort around all the furniture
Tunnel fort around all the furniture

 

attach to bunk beds for a mega high fort
attach to bunk beds for a mega high fort

Add a tv to your blanket fort to add a few more hours to the fun!
Add a tv to your blanket fort to add a few more hours to the fun!

Circus tent style blanket fort
Circus tent style blanket fort

Add disco ball lighting
Add disco ball lighting

 

Try to cover their whole room!
Try to cover their whole room!

 

make it a video game party
make it a video game party

decorate with handmade stars and garlands
decorate with handmade stars and garlands

 

or you could decorate it like this
or you could decorate it like this

add different things to build character
add different things to build character

and don't for get the FORT RULES!
and don’t for get the FORT RULES!

27 Snowman Ideas

Kids love snowmen…got some extra snow laying around? Here are 27 AWESOME snowman ideas to get you started making the best snowmen around!

Stay Puff Marshmallow Man Snowman
Stay Puff Marshmallow Man Snowman

Totoro Snowman
Totoro Snowman

Snowman doing a handstand...kid at heart!
Snowman doing a handstand…kid at heart!

Giant Sitting Snowman
Giant Sitting Snowman

Stylish Martha Stewart Snowgentleman
Stylish Martha Stewart Snowgentleman

extra wide snowman
Extra Wide snowman

Hundreds of tiny snowmen
Hundreds of tiny snowmen

Father and Daughter Snowpeople
Father and Daughter Snowpeople

Snow Wedding with the Snowbride and Snowgroom
Snow Wedding with the Snowbride and Snowgroom

Tallest Snowman in the world is over 122 feet tall!
Tallest Snowman in the world is over 122 feet tall!

Real live snowman sitting on a park bench
Real live snowman sitting on a park bench

Snowwoman with twiggy hair and dried flower eyes
Snowwoman with twiggy hair and dried flower eyes

A snowdog is a snowman's best friend
A snowdog is a snowman’s best friend

Lego snowman
Lego snowman

R2D2 Snowman
R2D2 Snowman

A Giant Snowman you can actually make
A Giant Snowman you can actually make

The Real Frosty the Snowman?
The Real Frosty the Snowman?

Snowdog or Snowdeer?
Snowdog or Snowdeer?

Snowdolphin
Snowdolphin

Extra tall Cat in the Hat Snowman
Extra tall Cat in the Hat Snowman

Sugar high crazy color snowman
Sugar high crazy color snowman

nemo giant snowfish
Nemo giant snowfish

Tebowing snowman
Tebowing Snowman

Buzz Lightyear Snowman
Buzz Lightyear Snowman

Tauntaun Snowman
Tauntaun Snowman

Buff snowman
Buff Snowman

Santa Snowman
Santa Snowman