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Fun Things to Do With Your Kids at Home

With so many things going on in the world, it’s important that you as a parent not only to be there for your kids in an alternate educational way but also to have fun with your child by keeping things lighthearted. That’s why I’ve listed 10 fun things you can do with your kid(s) at home!

  1. This one is pretty simple, but requires some streaming source of some kind. Find a movie with your kid(s) and pop that popcorn. Bonus if you have a movie marathon!

  2. Have a picnic in your backyard. Even if your backyard isn’t too scenic, it’s a good way to get some fresh air with your kids!

  3. Color or draw a picture or two! The next time you go to the store, get a couple of poster boards and grab some crayons and colored pencils and draw away. Being artistic with your kid is a great way to bond with them without leaving your home!

  4. Enjoy a play-cation! You know those cardboard boxes just sitting in your garage? Put some use to them and build a pirate ship or a castle and let your imagination run free! Your child will love to play make-believe when they have physical props.

  5. This obvious one requires glue, sparkles, and whatever craft tool you can think of. Doing arts and crafts with your child can be quite therapeutic, especially if you have all colors of the rainbow in paint. 

  6. When I was a kid, I used to love it when my parents played video games with me. They were always family-friendly, but working with my parents as a team to solve a puzzle was always so much fun!

  7. This one is a lot like your movie night, except home video edition! Going back and sharing those memories while constantly explaining how “back in my day” those were simpler times is a great way to do some storytelling!

  8. Make a blanket fort! Now, it might not be as spectacular as from the show “Community”, but if you can build a blanket fort throughout your entire house, that’s a win-win. Plus, your kids can help you clean up after the fun is over!

  9. If you’re looking to spruce up your garden, plant some flowers with your kids! It’s a lot of work, but can be a lot of fun, too!

  10.  If your children are old enough, you can always play fun and immersive games such as Clue, but put a fun twist on it and make it like a scavenger hunt around the house!