Are you looking for ways to cure boredom, get your kids moving, or a new idea for indoor activities? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of fun and easy DIY activities that you can do with simple household items.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas from Moms and Munchkins
You don’t need much to plan your own indoor scavenger hunt games. Just think of some fabulous hiding spots and then leave hints so the kids can find the next clue.
Outdoor DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game from Sustain My Craft Habit
Create your own tic-tac-toe board game using a piece of scrap wood and rocks.
Free Printable Lego Challenge Game from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Just spin the wheel and follow the prompt for inspiration. Whatever you can imagine, you can build, rebuild and play with all day.
Free Printable Alphabet Scavenger Hunt from Play. Party. Plan.
This free printable alphabet scavenger hunt is a great indoor activity for kids! Search for things around the house that start with different letters of the alphabet, write them down (or cross them out), and celebrate when you find every item from A to Z!
DIY Ball Run from Mud Paper Scissors
A super simple DIY ball run made out of masking tape and cardboard tubes. Run various items through the tubes for endless fun.
Marshmallow Counting Game from The Inspiration Edit
A fun yet simple counting game which is a great activity for little ones at home or in preschool.
Sensory Play & Gross Motor Fun from A Cotton Kandi Life
Create a texture walk using different textures and masking tape!
Free Printable Dinosaur Matching Game (For Your Dino-Loving Child) from natashalh.com
These cards are multi-purpose and can be used by children of varying ages. Toddlers can play with them face-up as a matching game and older children can play with them face down as a memory game. Combine two or three pages of cards for an even more challenging game!
Stay on the Line from Little Learning Moments
When little ones are stuck inside, it can be difficult to get those wiggles out. It can be used to get your kids up and moving even when you’re stuck inside.
Laundry Game Indoor Basket Ball from Imaginative Homeschool
Play basketball with a laundry basket and beach ball!
Children and families around the world are creating rainbow art to display on their windows as a message of joy, hope, and love. Using window markers, construction paper, etc, kids can create and display rainbow art as a way to stay connected with friends and family in a colorful way.
The rainbow trend began in Italy when all non-essential businesses had been closed for two weeks in response to the Coronavirus pandemic spreading across the nation as a way to spread hope and love. It is quickly becoming a trend in other parts of the world as well.
Kids can go on a mini scavenger hunt and try to locate the homes with rainbows. Google Maps has even created a “Rainbow Connection” map, where kids can find other homes participating!
For our rainbows, we used the following:
- Paper Plate (cut in half)
- Colorful scrapbook pages cut into small pieces (organized by color)
- Glue stick
Inspired by Micheal Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s 1989 children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, people across the world are participating in a ‘bear hunt’ during the Coronavirus pandemic.
How does the bear hunt work? By placing teddy bears in the windows of their homes, communities and neighborhoods across the globe are creating a scavenger hunt type activity for kids. While practicing social distancing, whether taking walks or going on a drive around their neighborhood with parents, kids in participating communities are looking for bears that have been displayed in their neighbor’s windows.
If you’d like to read the story to your children before going on a hunt, you can do so here. You can also listen to the story as performed by Micheal Rosen himself by clicking here.
Are you looking for free educational resources to fill the void during the pandemic? We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of free educational resources. Don’t see your favorite resource listed here? Let us know in the comments and we will be sure to add it!
Little Twisters Yoga
Minecraft Education Edition
ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy, Reading IQ
Big History Project
History For Kids
Time For Kids
123 Homeschool 4 Me
All Kids Network
American Chemistry Society
Making popcorn this holiday season? Why not jazz it up with one of these twelve popcorn recipes? With the holidays arriving next week, now is the perfect time to make the Grinch Popcorn, a red and green festive treat. I’m excited to try several of these but having a hard time trying to decide which one to try first!
Pepperoni Pizza Popcorn by Spend with Pennies
Shark Bait Popcorn by Happy Go Lucky
Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn by Centsless Meals
Twix Caramel Popcorn by Hip 2 Save
S’mores Popcorn by Almost Supermom
Crunchy White Chocolate Popcorn by Creations by Kara
Cake Batter Popcorn by Ever After in the Woods
Monster Munch Popcorn by A Daily Dish of Life
White Chocolate Cookie Butter Popcorn by Sugar Spice and Family Life
Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn by Nellie Bellie
White Chocolate Popcorn by Sugar, Spice and Family Life
Grinch Popcorn by Recipes From a Pantry