Looking for some fun things to do at home with kids?
Now that we’re all stuck at home, we may be going a little crazy. What about you?
Whether or not you’ve got school-aged children doing distance learning, for the time being, you may be looking for extracurricular activities for them.
Still, some of us are left wondering how to keep our younger ones busy.
Outdoor things to do at home with kids
Don’t forget that, although we’re supposed to be social distancing, fresh air, sunshine, and physical activity is really important for our bodies.
Make sure to offer plenty of outdoor activities for your children to do throughout the week.
Check out these ideas:
Free play outside
Take a walk around the neighborhood
Ride bikes around the neighborhood
Have a scavenger hunt in the backyard
Picnic in the yard
Have smaller kids to entertain? Check out Backyard Activities for Toddlers
Inside things to do at home with kids
Play board games
Build blanket or box forts
Read books – don’t have a large enough personal library? Check out these ideas:
- Your public library may offer ebooks through the Libby app.
- Audible is offering free books for kids while school is closed.
Do some crafts
Learn new skills like crafting, photography, paper airplane making and more (Bluprint is offering FREE classes until April 16th)
Educational things to do at home with kids
Do educational worksheets and activities – we’re using School Zone Preschool kit that is no longer in print.
Learn a new language (We use Transparent.com which is provided as a free resource from our library).
Use education.com for free printables and lesson plans for Preschool through 5th grade. The free version limits how many printables you can print for the month though an upgrade often is only $5/month for an annual plan when they run sales (which happens often).
Watch the Sea Lions at the Georgia Aquarium (scroll down to view other aquarium habitats)
Take an online tour of the Louvre
Check out live cams at the San Diego zoo
Take an interactive virtual tour at The British Museum
Go on a mobile tour of Space Center Houston with their app
Check out the Panda Cam at the Atlanta Zoo
Watch the live cams from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Visit the Eiffel Tower, virtually
Need more ideas for things to do at home with kids?
Check out this huge list of free online events and activities for kids at home!