Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy At Home

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Now that we are all stuck at home we need to find some ways to keep the kids busy. It’s easy to want to lose your mind and let them do screen time all day but even that gets boring. Here are some ideas to stay off screens and keep the kids busy at home. I hope you find a few ideas that will work for some of your kids!

1. Make your own play dough.

This serves as a cooking activity and a fun sensory activity. The play dough will last forever and is so much better than store bought. The kids will love it. Add in some little trinket toys or cookie cutters and it will keep them occupied for hours. Check out this no bake play dough recipe. 

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2. Create a Crayon Sensory Bin from Toot’s Mom is Tired 

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An easy and creative sensory bin idea with things you already have at home. Keeps kids busy and creating for hours.

3.  Make a Dollhouse out of Cardboard from DadLife Lessons

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Turn those empty amazon boxes into some creative crafting! I show you how to make a dollhouse from those cardboard boxes.

4.  Ladybug Painted Rocks from The Flying Couponer

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Aren’t these Ladybug Painted Rocks the cutest? These adorable little bugs will look amazing in your home and outside in your garden.

5. Baking Soda & Vinegar Activity from Daily Momtivity

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Keep the kids busy for hours with this fun science activity. They will love mixing and learning with this!

6. Easy Budget-Friendly Activities for Preschoolers (7 Ideas!)  from Mama Shark 

Cheap and easy activities that can be done with stuff from around the house!

7. Make Shrinky Dink Keychains from Coffee and Carpool 

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A fun activity and gift idea for friends as well!

8. Easy and Fun Paper Bag Puppets (19 Ideas!) from Simple, Everyday Mom

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Grab your giant stack of paper bags and make one or more of these easy paper bag puppets!

9.  No Mess Painting Idea for Toddlers from Daily Momtivity 

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Toddler will love this painting idea and you will love that it doesn’t get paint everywhere! This is great for toddlers and younger kids.

10.  Flower Kindness Craft by Coffee and Carpool 

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This flower kindness craft and friendship flower are the perfect way to show friends they are loved and to spread more kindness.

11. DIY Moon Sand from All About Baby Blog 

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Diy moon sand is a great way to keep your toddler busy. It is so much fun to play with and easy to make. You only need two ingredients that you most likely already have at home and it is save to eat in case your toddler likes to put everything in the mouth.

12.  Make Your Own Floating Popsicle Boat Craft from Hunny I’m Home DIY

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You’ll love this adorable floating popsicle stick boat craft for kids. It’s easy to put together and perfect for fun water play, too!


14. Looking for screen-free ideas? 

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Ali-ish has tons of ideas that are all screen-free!

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  • Reply 5 Tips for Successful Homeschooling During COVID19 Lockdown

    […] Don’t forget that learning isn’t purely academic! While you’re all at home during the lockdown, it’s a great time to teach your child about numerous practical things that will help them develop good life skills for the future. For example, you could spend some time together cooking family meals and teach your child how to make their favorite dish. Or, redecorate their room together so that they can learn how to do things like paint or hang wallpaper.  Check out these ideas to keep kids busy.  […]

    April 10, 2020 at 6:05 pm
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