Finding things to do while stuck at home with kids for long periods of time can be a struggle, to say the least. Especially when your kids are full of energy and wanting to be entertained almost 24/7!
Below you’ll find everything you need to entertain your kids (or yourself) while stuck at home. We’ve got activities that will get you moving, educational and informative activities, fun ways to relax and unwind, and more!
1. Take a Virtual Museum Tour
Just because you’re stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t see something new! With Google Arts & Culture’s virtual museum tours, you can experience artwork from all over the world, right from your home.
2. Play Card Games
A simple deck of cards can provide hours and hours of fun. Here are over 40 card games you can play right now. Take the time to learn a couple of new ones, or just enjoy the classics you already know a love!
Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, check out these fun stay-at-home card games.
3. Go on a Virtual Field Trip
Explore the surface of Mars, see a virtual farm tour, explore the Great Wall of China, and more! Check out these awesome virtual field trips.
4. Read a Book
Some silent time is always a good idea if you’re stuck at home as a family, and a bit of reading is a nice way to entertain the imagination. You can also read to your children if they’re not yet old enough to read on their own.
PS: For moms that need some new reading material, check out our favorite clean romance novels.
5. Teach Your Child How to Read
Another option if your child isn’t able to read on their own yet is to take this opportunity to teach them! Here are 9 effective ways to teach your child how to read to help you get started.
6. Start a Family Book Club
One last idea to go along with the reading ideas above? Start a family book club! Have everyone read the same book and then talk about it over a special dinner. This can work just as well if you’re reading the book to your kids too.
7. Fill Out Workbooks
One of the most important things to do while stuck at home with kids is to keep their minds active and learning. Books and fun virtual tours are great for this, but it’s important to focus on the fundamentals as well, like math.
Workbooks are great for this as they focus on certain grade levels, and they don’t require the internet. Check out these awesome workbooks for kids to find something for your child’s grade level.
8. Do a Puzzle
Puzzles are another one of those fun indoor activities that also provide a good learning lesson. By doing puzzles as a family you’ll bond together, and your child’s problem-solving and quick-thinking skills will improve too! Find puzzle deals on Amazon if you don’t already have some at home.
9. Play Family Games
Playing fun games with my family is one of my favorite ways to pass time, and there are more games than ever out there these days! Some are extremely silly, some require teamwork, and others are heavily competitive every man for theirselves type of games.
To get some new ideas that you may not already have, check out these fun family games to play at home.
10. Play a Video Game
Non-electronic games (like the boardgames above) are great, but video games are good too! Just be sure not to spend too much time on them.
Oh, and if you don’t quite understand your child’s love for video games, being stuck at home gives you a great opportunity to learn! Ask to play with them and get them to tell you about their favorite games.