What a crazy week we have all had. My boys are home for the next several weeks or longer. I started this blog because my younger two boys are immuno-compromised, but I didn’t want their illnesses to stop us from celebrating every opportunity we could. So, we are taking COVID-19 pretty seriously. And, even though my boys are older now, I know that it is darn near impossible to keep your sanity while keeping your kids occupied, and work from home. So, I gathered up 25 awesome activities for kids to do at home from my blog. And, I am sharing several more awesome ideas from friends at the end of the post too!
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Things to do with kids
For us, it’s super important to keep everyone at home in order to keep my boys healthy. So, I have been scouring the web and Pinterest to find things for the boys to do that aren’t video games and time on their phones. (They will still have that time too) I also don’t want my stress to affect them too much, so we are going to be as laid back as possible right now.
Sensory Activities for Kids
I gathered up some of my favorite sensory activities for kids, but they are great stress relievers for adults as well!
This is a great project for the kids to make, and most of the ingredients can be found at home or easily ordered from (affiliate link) Amazon!
My kids have already asked if they can make slime while they are home.
This is one of my favorite projects to make. You can totally customize it and kids of any age really love it!
I loved making this with the boys, it smelled SO GOOD! And was so soothing to play with!
This was a deliciously fun activity!
Easy Recipes Any Kid Will Love
All of my boys love to experiment with recipes in the kitchen. I have always encouraged them to try new foods and recipes.
This recipe will take a little more planning than most of my recipes…simply because I used my (Amazon Affiliate Link) Gummy Candy Maker from Nostalgia Electrics. You could easily use silicone molds, but, Gummy Candy Maker is a lot more fun!
This is totally not a real recipe, but it is super cool to put a liquid into the crockpot and get a delicious semi-solid treat a few hours later.
These fun printables are just a few of the dozens and dozens I have on the blog.
Do you remember playing the paper triangle football games as a kid? This is that game with a free printable goal post!
This is one of my favorite ideas right now! Print these cards up and mail them to friends, family, and even pen pals!
This is a great way to get the kids outside!
Family Parties At Home
We celebrated our son’s 13th birthday at home this weekend with family. It wasn’t our original plan, but we made the best of it!
The boys have been out of school since Thursday, and they have taken turns camping in the backyard two or three times already. It’s a great way for them to have a little space and privacy.
Order some snacks from (Affiliate Link) Amazon and set up a mini concession stand. Have the kids earn play money to pay for snacks with extra chores.
This is one of our favorite Spring and Summer activities!
DIY Projects for Kids
These are simple projects kids of all ages can do!
Make homeschool time a little wacky with these Seuss Style Pencil Toppers!
We made these friendship bracelets for Halloween, but they are perfect for any time of the year!
This is a great up cycling activity to do with all those toilet paper rolls!
I used my Cricut to make these doll beds for my niece and nephew’s elves last year, but they would be great for Barbies or other small dolls too!
This is a great two for one activity! Make the game, and then have a fun new game to play!
This is another fun two for one activity. And, the kids can play it outside.
I love these! Make them with the kids and have an eco friendly water balloon fight, or let the kids play with them in the tub.
Go old school and make pinwheels with the kids!
Reuse those old mint tins and make a fun game!
Find some feathers on a walk and make a Harry Potter Inspired Quill!
Perfect for Easter, make this adorable little bunny with mismatched socks!
Use LEGO bricks and make learning fun!