There are plenty of fun activities you can do with your family at home. Here are some ideas:
Game Night: Gather around and play board games, card games, or video games together. It’s a great way to bond and have some friendly competition.
Movie Marathon: Pick a theme or series and watch movies or binge-watch a TV show together. Create a cozy atmosphere with popcorn, snacks, and blankets.
DIY Projects: Engage in do-it-yourself projects such as making crafts, building a fort, or creating homemade decorations. You can find plenty of ideas online that suit your family’s interests.
Cooking or Baking: Prepare a meal or bake some delicious treats together. Let everyone participate in the process, from choosing recipes to measuring ingredients and decorating the final outcome.
Indoor Picnic: Set up a picnic in your living room or backyard (if you have one) and enjoy a meal together on a blanket. This can be a fun change of scenery and adds a sense of adventure.
Family Talent Show: Organize a talent show where each family member can showcase their skills, whether it’s singing, dancing, magic tricks, or any other talent they have. Encourage applause and create a supportive and entertaining atmosphere.
Science Experiments: Perform simple and safe science experiments at home. You can find many kid-friendly experiments online, such as making slime, erupting volcanoes, or growing crystals.
Karaoke Night: Sing your favorite songs together using a karaoke app or YouTube videos. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a great singer; the goal is to have fun and enjoy the music.
Indoor Treasure Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt with clues and hidden treasures around the house. Divide into teams or work together to solve the riddles and find the hidden items.
Storytelling or Reading: Take turns telling stories or reading aloud. You can choose a book, create your own stories, or even make up a collaborative story where each person adds a sentence or paragraph.
Remember, the most important thing is to spend quality time together and enjoy each other’s company. Adapt these ideas based on your family’s interests and preferences.
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
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!!
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.
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: