One of the hardest things about being stuck at home with kids is trying to find fun ways to keep my kids busy.
If you are feeling overwhelmed at being thrown into homeschooling, or your kids have gotten cabin fever, we are sharing 10 simple and easy ways to make being stuck at home fun.
Screen free activities are a great place to start. I like to mix up our stuck at home school day with some technology time on education websites offering free subscriptions, along with outside walks for fresh air, and a fun craft or two away from screens.
This list of educational and unique things to do during school closures is sure to keep your little ones from driving you crazy during their extended spring break and cancelled classes.
Let’s make the best of this time where we can learn to homeschool and connect with our kids! Here’s How To Make Being Stuck at Home FUN for Kids!
Kids Activities To Do During Social Distancing
Virtual Art Museum Tours
Museums are one of the last places you want to be in right now, but did you know you can visit some of the world’s most famous museums from your living room? Check out famous art museums from your couch here.
Virtual Hikes At National Parks
Getting antsy yet? Need ideas to do at home with kids?
Not being able to travel means now is the perfect time to go on a virtual tour. Here are some virtual field trips you can take from your couch!
Kids want to ride a train? Here are a bunch of virtual train rides you can take.
Sensory Bins for Toddlers
Sensory Bins are a super cool way to take things you already have in your home and create something that’s perfect for social distancing with kids! Grab uncooked rice, beans, cereal, and even pasta for a sensory experience for your little ones. Throw in their favorite toys from the toy box and you’re all set! Check out this list of sensory bin ideas here.
Have you made slime with your kids yet? It is so much fun!
Kids love all things ooey and gooey. Don’t worry, not all of these recipes make a total mess…but many of them do!
Here is an enormous list of fun slime recipes for kids. One of our favorites is definitely unicorn slime. Once you’ve tried one, you’ll want to keep making more. Hang onto this collection, because you’re going to want to come back!
Virtual P.E. Classes Are Perfect for Social Distancing
This list of videos and ideas to stay activities sure to keep your little ones from bouncing off the walls!
Since you’re facing extended spring break and social distancing, we know your kids are starting to feel a little cooped up!
Build A Fort!
Indoor forts for kids can be temporary fun for an afternoon or built to last a little longer for hours and hours of fun. Transform your living room into a campground, or make a fun place to read a book that your kid can use for the days to come.
Paint Rocks With Kids for Social Distancing
Kindness rocks are always a fun item to find when you’re out and about, and we adore these rock painting ideas for kids. After you are finished, go on a walk through your neighborhood and leave a few to brighten someone else’s day.
STEM Activities for Kids
With s’mores season winding to a close you might be wondering what to do with all those jumbo marshmallows. Might I suggest building a marshmallow tower? Turn it into a game by challenging the kids to build the tallest or most creative marshmallow structure possible!
For another STEM project, make a catapult for kids that is simple to set up and full of learning opportunities.
Let Kids Make Play Dough!
Children of all ages will enjoy sinking their hands into vibrant sweet lemonade playdough. It’s soft, squishy, and smells like real lemonade!
No-Mess Kids Activities for Social Distancing
Check out these non messy crafts to do at home!
Getting messy is great. It’s so much fun to dig in the dirt and stick your fingers in paint. But sometimes we are in need of non messy arts and crafts. If you’re looking for that type of thing, we have some fun projects for you. None of these have any mess at all!
Kids Activities To Do During Social Distancing
These awesome activities to do during social distancing prove that staying away from crowds is totally possible!
MORE STUCK AT HOME RESOURCES
We are working here at Kids Activities Blog to support you in this new adventure with your kids.
- Ultimate List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings — Over 100 resources and growing!
- Take a virtual field trip from home…fun virtual learning.
- Homemade hand sanitizer you can make with ingredients you already have.
- Fun facts for kids perfect for a study break, dinner conversation or just for a laugh.
- One of our favorite activities for kids of all ages is homemade unicorn slime!
- Try some science experiments for kids at home!
What are you doing to with your kids to keep them entertained while you’re stuck at home? Don’t miss our stuck at home survival guide for even more ideas.