70 Things to Do with Kids

70 Things to Do with Kids Now That We’re All Stuck at Home

The thought of an unexpected, weeks-long isolation period at home with bored children will send chills down the spine of many parents. In fact, as soon as the schools started closing, kids panicked. “What are we going to do all day if we can’t leave the house?” was a common question.

If you are looking for 70 things to do with kids while you’re stuck at home, here are some ideas. Do you have an idea that isn’t on this list?  opens in a new windowLet us know and we’ll add it! We will all need all the ideas we can get in these next several weeks.

  1. Play indoor hide and seek.
  2. Make decorations, curate a playlist, and throw a family dance party.
  3. Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Bonus idea: Set up a camera or smart phone and film a cooking show!
  4. Build a treehouse.
  5. Make a mancala counting game with an egg carton.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  6. Go camping in the living room.
  7. Play board games.
  8. Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
  9. Plan a family garden.
  10. Make ice cream in a bag.  opens in a new windowRecipe here.
  11. Make slime.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  12. Set up an in-home nail salon and try some nail art techniques.  opens in a new windowIdeas here.
  13. Dress up in your best clothes and have a fancy dinner.
  14. Make a piñata.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  15. Make friendship bracelets.
  16. Make and blow bubbles.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  17. Teach your pet a new trick.
  18. Make rock candy.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  19. Have an indoor picnic.
  20. Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  21. Try  opens in a new windowCosmic Kids Yoga.
  22. Make paper fidget spinners.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  23. Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
  24. Create a family tree.
  25. Let your kids write and direct a stop-motion movie.  opens in a new windowLearn how it works here.
  26. Learn and play a new card game.
  27. Teach yourself to juggle.
  28. Practice origami, or the art of paper folding.  opens in a new windowIdeas here.
  29. Play with  opens in a new windowmagnets on a cookie sheet.
  30. Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape.
  31. Play with sidewalk chalk.
  32. Play indoor volleyball or soccer with balloons.
  33. Have a pizza party.  opens in a new windowDIY Pizza Bagels recipe here.
  34. Make paper airplanes and see whose plane flies the farthest.
  35. Play dress up with mom and dad’s clothes.
  36. Make your own popsicles.
  37. Go in your backyard and look for four-leaf clovers.
  38. Write a secret message in invisible ink.  opens in a new windowRecipe for lemon juice invisible ink here.
  39. Play “I Spy” inside or out the window.
  40. Clean out your closets.
  41. Facetime or Skype with family or friends.
  42. Have breakfast in bed.
  43. Have a tea party.
  44. Make a water sensory bag.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  45. Make some play dough.
  46. Create a nature scavenger hunt in your back yard.
  47. Play “The Floor is Lava.”
  48. Snuggle on the couch and read your favorite books.
  49. Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  50. Play in a bubble bath.
  51. Have a pillow fight.
  52. Make an indoor obstacle course.
  53. Have a family music night.
  54. Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows
  55. Paint with Kool-Aid.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  56. Put on a puppet show.
  57. Make a scrapbook.
  58. Play marbles on the floor.
  59. Do a puzzle.
  60. Fold clothes together.
  61. Create a new dessert.
  62. Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.
  63. Play 20 Questions.
  64. Create creatures out of pipe cleaners.  opens in a new windowIdeas here.
  65. Make a treasure bottle.  opens in a new windowInstructions here.
  66. Decorate a T-shirt.
  67. Write letters to family and friends.
  68. Build a bridge or building with toothpicks or Q-tips.
  69. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
  70. Make a time capsule! One day your kids can use it to tell their kids all about this craziness.

opens in a new windowShield Agency hopes you can put these 70 things to good use!