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

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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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