70 Fun Things to do with your Kids at Home

Looking for fun things to do at home with kids?

When your kids are stuck at home, the hours may seem to drag on forever. To help, we’ve come up with 70 awesome activities for kids to do at home. Most of the ideas on this list are activities you can easily set up with supplies you already have at home. 

If the weather is nice, and you want the kids to play outside, try our list of 100 things to do outside at home. 

Do you have a fun idea we should add to our “Things to do at home with kids” list? Email us at [email protected] and we can add it to our list! 

70 Activities to Do with Kids at Home:

  1. Play indoor hide and seek.
  2. Conduct a science experiment. Here are 31 easy science experiments using common household items.
  3. Make a batch of DIY Gummy Bears. 
  4. Have a laugh with Alexa. Here is a list of some funny and kid-friendly things you can ask Alexa and Siri. 
  5. Have an extra amazon box laying around? Here are 32 fun, creative, and educational things to do with a cardboard box.
  6. Ride a virtual roller coaster. For even more fun, stream the video to your TV and sit inside laundry baskets to for the full effect. Here are 30 of the best virtual rides
  7. Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Bonus idea: Set up a camera or smart phone and film a cooking show!
  8. Make at play kit with items from around the house to enhance your child’s imaginative play. Here are some of our favorite play kit ideas
  9. Make DIY fruit roll-ups
  10. Practice a new lifeskill with your kids. Here are 81 Essential Life Skills to Teach Kids at Every Age.
  11. Play with blocks. We recommend the competitive STEM game Blocks Rock!
  12. Make a mancala counting game with an egg carton. Instructions here.
  13. Go camping in the living room.
  14. Play board games.
  15. Make DIY Strawberry Pop-Tarts.
  16. Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
  17. Plan a family garden.
  18. Make ice cream in a bag. Recipe here.
  19. Make slime. Instructions here.
  20. Set up an in-home nail salon and try some nail art techniques. Ideas here.
  21. Dress up in your best clothes and have a fancy dinner.
  22. Make a piñata. Instructions here.
  23. Make friendship bracelets.
  24. Make and blow bubbles. Instructions here.
  25. Teach your pet a new trick.
  26. Make rock candy. Instructions here.
  27. Have an indoor picnic.
  28. Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  29. Try Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  30. Make paper fidget spinners. Instructions here.
  31. Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
  32. Create a family tree.
  33. Let your kids write and direct a stop-motion movie. Learn how it works here.
  34. Learn and play a new card game.
  35. Teach yourself to juggle.
  36. Practice origami, or the art of paper folding. Ideas here.
  37. Play with magnets on a cookie sheet.
  38. Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape.
  39. Play with sidewalk chalk.
  40. Play indoor volleyball or soccer with balloons.
  41. Have a pizza party. DIY Pizza Bagels recipe here.
  42. Make paper airplanes and see whose plane flies the farthest.
  43. Play dress up with mom and dad’s clothes.
  44. Make your own popsicles. Here is one popsicle recipe we enjoy. 
  45. Go in your backyard and look for four-leaf clovers.
  46. Write a secret message in invisible ink. Recipe for lemon juice invisible ink here.
  47. Play “I Spy” inside or out the window.
  48. Clean out your closets.                            
  49. Facetime or Skype with family or friends. Here are some tips on making facetime meaningful.
  50. Have breakfast in bed.
  51. Have a tea party.
  52. Make a water sensory bag. Instructions here.
  53. Make some DIY play-dough.
  54. Create a nature scavenger hunt in your back yard.
  55. Play “The Floor is Lava.”
  56. Snuggle on the couch and read your favorite books.
  57. Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  58. Play in a bubble bath.
  59. Have a pillow fight.
  60. Have a family movie night. Here are 10 of our all time favorites. 
  61. Make an indoor obstacle course.
  62. Have a family music night.
  63. Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows
  64. Paint with Kool-Aid. Instructions here.
  65. Put on a puppet show.
  66. Make a scrapbook.
  67. Play marbles on the floor.
  68. Do a puzzle.
  69. Fold clothes together.
  70. Create a new dessert.
  71. Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.
  72. Play 20 Questions.
  73. Create creatures out of pipe cleaners. Ideas here.
  74. Make a treasure bottle. Instructions here.
  75. Decorate a T-shirt.
  76. Write letters to family and friends.
  77. Build a bridge or building with toothpicks or Q-tips.
  78. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
  79. Make a time capsule! One day your kids can use it to tell their kids all about this craziness.

Bonus: 20 things to do at home with your toddler

  1. Playing “I Spy” around the house.
  2. Build a blanket fort using chairs, cushions, and blankets.
  3. Set up a pretend grocery store with empty food containers and a shopping bag.
  4. Stack plastic cups or building blocks to create towers.
  5. Hide small toys around the house for an indoor treasure hunt.
  6. Dress up in costumes or old clothing for a fun fashion show.
  7. Create a “sensory walk” using different textured materials on the floor.
  8. Sort and match colored objects, such as toys or socks.
  9. Freeze colored water in ice cube trays for ice cube painting.
  10. Set up a DIY bowling alley using empty water bottles and a soft ball.
  11. Tell stories and act them out using stuffed animals or toys.
  12. Turn a cardboard box into a car, train, or spaceship with markers and imagination.
  13. Practice yoga or simple stretching exercises designed for kids.
  14. Create a DIY obstacle course using pillows, cushions, and other household items.
  15. Use pipe cleaners to make fun animal shapes or bracelets.
  16. Play a game of “Simon Says” or “Follow the Leader.”
  17. Use masking tape to create a racetrack on the floor for toy cars.
  18. Play “Hot Potato” with a soft ball or stuffed toy.
  19. Make shadow puppets on the wall using a flashlight.
  20. Play “animal charades” by acting out different animal movements.


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  1. Such an amazing website!! Me and my kids will love doing these ideas!! I had an idea of doing one activity a day and then keep doing it for 70 days. My kids will love doing all these!! Thanks so much!!

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