What to do with kids?   Is that a question that every parent, caregiver and teacher has asked themselves at one time! In answering the question what to do with kids, Kids Activities Blog went searching for some of our favorite and unique kids activities.   We thought they should be fun, easy to do, not require purchases of new toys and something we hadn’t thought of! 32 Play Ideas - What to Do with Kids

 What to Do with Kids

Here are some fun activity ideas for kids using items you probably have around the house already.  We love when nothing new has to be purchased and you can just “re-purpose” things at home.

Play on the sidewalk.  Make an adventure trail with this simple idea of what to do with kids today!

Play in the bath tub.  Using some non-traditional tub toys is tons of fun.

Read some silly books with your child.  Here are 5 giggly suggestions.

Scoop marbles while playing pretend.    love this to increase coordination!

Create a rainbow to cheer up your day.  This is a fun way to use toys and building blocks in a different way!

More Fun Ideas of What to Do from Kids

play ideas Often we use activities at our house as inspiration for kids coming up with their own ideas.  One thing might start as one activity and then end up in 10 different directions! I asked my 6 year old for some ideas of things we could do today, and here is what she came up with!
  • Go for a walk in the park.
  • Feed the ducks.
  • Ride your bike.
  • Play with water.
  • Paint your toes/feet.
  • Have a tickling battle.
  • Host an impromptu game of dodgeball.
  • Play animal Simon Says.
  • Create a dance competition.
  • Color a picture together.
  • Play dress-up in Mommy and Daddy’s clothes closet
  • Roast smores (or make them in the micro and pretend we roasted them).
  • Cut up a magazine with scissors.
  • Play with play dough.
  • Bake cookies together.
  • Take a magnifying glass outside and see the world through a different lens.
  • Play with a big, BIG box.
  • Put on a music show.
  • Mop the floor in our socks.
  • Make smoothies together
  • Go to a play center.
  • Make an obstacle course with furniture/pillows in the house.
  • Create a blanket fort.
  • Have a paper airplane contest.
  • Build with Legos.
  • Do each other’s hair.
  • Play with shaving cream…

What Do YOU do with YOUR Kids?

We would love if you would share what YOU do with your kids on our FB page.  We love hearing all the fun ideas.

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  1. It’s my first time linking up. I’m so glad I found your linky, I’m off to check out the other projects