Things To Do At Home With Kids

by Ivy B
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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.

things to do at home with kids

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

family playing board games safer at home

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.

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

Online Preschool (We currently use MissHumblebee.com which has been provided as a free resource from our library. ABCmouse has also been used in this house).

The Preschool Box

Do educational worksheets and activities – we’re using School Zone Preschool kit that is no longer in print.

child working on school zone preschool workbook

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).

Virtual Outings

Watch the Sea Lions at the Georgia Aquarium (scroll down to view other aquarium habitats)

Take an online tour of the Louvre

Take a virtual tour of the Great Wall of China!

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!

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