35+ Really Easy, Extra-Fun Ideas for Kids at Home

updated Aug 6, 2020
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Both of my children’s schools rapidly made their decisions to close over the weekend. We’re very, very fortunate to have flexible work-from-home schedules, but we’re still struggling to keep our kids busy during the day. You better believe that we’re leaning into screen time in all forms — from iPad apps to movie marathons and video calls with our friends.

Our goal isn’t to match the academic rigor of school for our kids, but to keep the mood at home fun and safe — and that includes both activities we can help with and some that give us a break from hands-on parenting, too. Here’s a big list of things to do with your kids while we’re all homebound.

Fun Kitchen Projects

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Recipes to Make Together

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Cook From a Kit or Course

Read or Make Art

Museum and Zoo Tours

Get the Wiggles Out

Educational Resources

Podcasts for Kids

We will continue to update this list over the next few weeks, so please add your favorite ideas in the comments below.