100 Fun and Easy Activities to Do with Kids at Home

Looking for fun and easy ways to keep your kids entertained at home? Whether it’s a rainy day, school break, or just a regular afternoon, we’ve got you covered with 70+ creative and engaging activities for kids of all ages. From indoor games and crafts to DIY projects and educational experiments, this ultimate guide is packed with boredom-busting ideas to spark your child’s imagination and make every day an adventure. Say goodbye to “I’m bored!” and hello to hours of family fun!

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

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100 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.

    Photo by The OT Toolbox
    Photo by The OT Toolbox
  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.

    DIY poptarts
    Make DIY 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.

    home made rock candy
    Photo credit – jenniemasterson.com
  27. Have an indoor picnic.
  28. Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  29. Host a DIY talent show and let each family member showcase their skills.
  30. Try Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  31. Make paper fidget spinners. Instructions here.
  32. Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
  33. Create a family tree.
  34. Let your kids write and direct a stop-motion movie. Learn how it works here.
  35. Learn and play a new card game.
  36. Learn to make stop-motion videos with your toys. Learn how here. 
  37. Teach yourself to juggle.
  38. Play indoor basketball – use a laundry basket and small, soft balls.
  39. Practice origami, or the art of paper folding. Ideas here.
  40. Play with magnets on a cookie sheet.
  41. Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape.
  42. Play with sidewalk chalk.
  43. Play indoor volleyball or soccer with balloons.
  44. Have a pizza party. DIY Pizza Bagels recipe here. DIY Pizza Bagels
  45. Make paper airplanes and see whose plane flies the farthest.
  46. Play dress up with mom and dad’s clothes.
  47. Create your own memory game with family photos.
  48. Create a DIY aquarium with paper fish. Instructions here.
  49. Make your own popsicles. Here is one popsicle recipe we enjoy.
  50. Go in your backyard and look for four-leaf clovers.
  51. Write a secret message in invisible ink. Recipe for lemon juice invisible ink here.
  52. Play “I Spy” inside or out the window.
  53. Sing karaoke with your favorite songs. Use hair brushes for the microphone.
  54. Clean out your closets.
  55. Facetime or Skype with family or friends. Here are some tips on making facetime meaningful.
  56. Have breakfast in bed.
  57. Set up stations for a DIY “Minute to Win It” game. Here are some easy ideas. 

    in it to win it
    photo credit: happymomhacks.com
  58. Write a family song or rap.
  59. Have a tea party.
  60. Learn magic tricks online and have a magic show.
  61. Make a water sensory bag. Instructions here.
  62. Make some DIY play-dough.
  63. Create a nature scavenger hunt in your backyard.
  64. Play “The Floor is Lava.”
  65. Snuggle on the couch and read your favorite books.
  66. Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  67. Play in a bubble bath.
  68. Have a pillow fight.
  69. Write a short story or comic book together.
  70. Try a new type of dance with YouTube tutorials – ballet, hip hop, salsa.
  71. Have a family movie night. Here are 10 of our all-time favorites. 
  72. Make an indoor obstacle course.
  73. Have a family music night.
  74. Learn to code without a computer. Here are 12 unplugged coding games.
  75. Make shadow puppets and create stories with them on a wall.

    shadow puppets, 100 things to do at home
    Shadow Puppets, 100 things to do at home with kids
  76. Have an alphabet scavenger hunt, finding items beginning with each letter from around the house.
  77. Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows
  78. Paint with Kool-Aid. Instructions here.
  79. Put on a puppet show.
  80. Set up a funny photo booth using household items as props.
  81. Create a family cookbook with your favorite recipes.
  82. Make a family vision board.
  83. Make homemade lava lamps using oil, water, and food coloring. Instructions here. 
  84. Make a scrapbook.
  85. Play marbles on the floor.
  86. Do a puzzle.
  87. Have a home economics day; learn to sew on a button, iron a shirt, make a simple meal.
  88. Learn sign language together. Here is a great basic sign language video. 
  89. Fold clothes together.
  90. Create a new dessert.
  91. Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.

    Family Spa Day at home
    Family Spa Day at home
  92. Play 20 Questions.
  93. Host a lip sync battle with your favorite songs.
  94. Create creatures out of pipe cleaners. Ideas here.
  95. Make a treasure bottle. Instructions here.
  96. Decorate a T-shirt.
  97. Write letters to family and friends.
  98. Build a bridge or building with toothpicks or Q-tips.
  99. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
  100. 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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