By Ryan Ellis on April 10, 2020 in Life Hacks
While you're working at home, you might have an assistant or two running around! We've got some suggestions for fun activities to keep them busy during the day.
1. Paint a watercolor masterpiece
It's time to let your mini artist shine! While the piece might not be a Rembrandt, it'll surely be a masterpiece. After all, that refrigerator door has been looking a little empty.
2. Challenge each other to a board or card game
The options are endless! For board games, try out Clue, Life, Monopoly, Scrabble, or Jumanji. For card games, we suggest Uno, Exploding Kittens, Apples to Apples, Gin Rummy, Go Fish, Phase 10, or Old Maid. With that, you now have enough game suggestions to last you into 2021.
3. Take a brisk walk around the neighborhood
Taking a walk around the neighborhood is the ultimate brain break for you and a good tactic to help your children exert some energy. Plus, after all of that outdoor activity, they are bound to be ready for an early bedtime.
4. Binge-watch a show on Disney+ or Netflix
Disney+ and Netflix have been ON POINT when adding new shows and movies to keep us entertained while we are social distancing. Onward was added to Disney+ on April 3 and let us tell you, it will not disappoint.
5. Teach them a life skill
Your kids may not be ecstatic to learn life skills, but once they need them, boy, are they appreciative. While everyone is trapped inside and feeling a little bored, why not teach your youngsters how to do laundry or cook their favorite meal. Have a teenager at home? Now may be the perfect time to teach them how to change the oil in your car! TBH, this may work in your favor once you have a mini sous chef by your side.
6. Complete a puzzle together
Puzzles with sweeping landscapes and city streets are always tricky, but once you place that final piece you're certain to be beaming ear to ear. Why not share that accomplishment with your kids?
7. Make homemade ice cream in a bag
We all had to make this ice cream in a bag during middle school science class and it still blows our minds when we see it work out. You'll only need half-and-half, sugar, vanilla extract, ice, salt, and the toppings of your choice!
4. Whip up some slime
We've done the hard work for you and found the "easiest" homemade slime recipe! Grab your glue, baking soda, and contact solution and get to work! Throw in some food coloring to make it your kiddos' favorite color!
9. Try a new baking recipe
Our Marketing Manager made some pretty delicious rainbow unicorn muffins with her kids, but don't stop there! Taste of Home compiled a few easy baking recipes for kids. From rocky road cookie cups to root beer float cake, your kid might want to audition for the next Kid's Baking Championship.
10. Build a fort
You'll only need a few chairs, a handful of pillows, and some sheets to make the most legendary fort EVER.
These ideas should keep your kiddos busy and allow you to check some things off your to-do list! If you have more fun ideas, share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!