FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Keeping kids busy and entertained may be the hardest job of all in quarantine. Here is a long list of things for kids to do during the lockdown.

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Keep Toddlers Busy

Keeping toddlers busy all the time may be the hardest of all! Let these great ideas guide you,

Highlights Magazine

As you’d expect from Highlights Magazine, this site is packed with all sorts of activities from crafts to recipe to games and more.

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Google 3D Animals

If you type an animals name into Google (on an iPhone) and then press ‘View in 3D’, It brings up your camera and then 30 seconds later you have a tiger in your house! You can take a photo of the kids with them and they can even walk around it. 

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Mysteries

These super fun mysteries are for kids 8+, but even older kids will have fun solving these. Be forewarned: there's a lot to print, but it's all worth it.

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Doing Good

Empower your children by letting them give back. The Boy Scouts have collected a group of activities perfect for kids to do during the lockdown.

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Virtual Parks

Romper has some colllected a bunch of videos of kids on amusement park rides. It’s not as good as the wind in your hair, but it might keep them busy for a few.

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Drive in Movies

Drive in movies are making a comeback. And why shouldn’t they? Going to the movies in your pajamas, hanging out in your car was great fun as a kid. Your kids will love it!

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Yoga for Kids

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans. You can even do it with your kids, too!

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Fun Times at Home

If you’re aiming to stay inside more at the moment, or you’re thinking of things to do with the kids at home during the holidays, here are some crackers! Well, not actual crackers – more like crafts, puzzles, cookbooks and games. We’re sure they’ll keep you and them entertained.

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Yoga Videos for Kids

An epic kids yoga adventure inspired by Disney’s Frozen! Do yoga along with Jaime. Love it? Then check out even more info on yoga for kids in this article.

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Celebrities Reading

Need a break from the little ones? No worries. Teachers have put together a long list of famous people reading books to kids.

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Creative Bug

A massive site with unlimited access to thousands of arts and craft classes. There are also downloadable templates, patterns and recipes.

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PBS Kids

This long-time favorite US television network for kids also has a great site with tons of games that are also education (ssshh, the kids won’t know!)

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Disney Coloring

Have little ones who love Disney and love to color? Jackpot! Check out this site with 1000 free downloadables for you.

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DIY Projects

Boy Scout of America has a list of great ideas for their Scouts to do at home. But truth is, these projects would be good for any kid stuck at home. Take a look.

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Children's Authors

Here is the ultimate guide to authors reading their own books aloud for kids.

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Art Class

Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting the Kennedy Center's artist-in-residence's studio virtually.

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Answer to Stir Crazy

Looking for a way to keep the little monsters busy? No worries. The folks at The Cut have put together a list of 28 things you can do with them indoors.

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Online Art Classes

During the Coronavirus outbreak, hundreds of artists and art instructors are stepping up to provide online art classes for kids who are home from school. Here are eight of the best art classes.

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Audible Books

As long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

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CBeebies

Listening activities for the younger ones.

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Nature Lessons

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

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Crazy Video

Christopher Walken reads beloved Children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” but has to improvise as it is mostly pictures.

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Online Games

Here are some of the best online games to play with friends that are guaranteed to bring you and your clan together during this time of social distancing.

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SwitchZoo

Make new animals, play 
animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest. Also fun audio and video games all designed to teach about animals, divided by grade level.

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Crafts & More

Resources for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children. We’ve got thousands of fun kids activities like kids crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.

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Merit Badges

Boy Scouts of America lists 58 merit badges that Scouts can complete from home. 

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USA Girl Scouts

Bring the exploration, fun and learning of Girl Scouts to your family even when circumstances are keeping Girl Scouts from meeting up in person. Afterall, Girl Scouts isn’t somewhere girls go or something they do—it’s who they are day in, day out. Use these self-guided, free activities to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected. These programs are being offered to girls who aren't registered Girl Scouts, too.

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Scavenger Hunt

Keep your kiddos busy with this super fun Scavenger Hunt inside the house.

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Great Activities

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Tree Planting

Learn all about planting trees and do some cool virtual tree planting activities, too.

The Artful Parent

Facebook page full of a lot of creative ideas to keep your kiddos busy. 

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Easy Crafts

Cute, easy crafts for kids and printables.

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Imagination Tree

Planning, play and learning ideas.

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125 Ideas

Avoid cabin fever with these 125 ideas to keep kids entertained during the coronavirus crisis.

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Virtual Volunteering

There are many different types of support tasks that can be done from home. Some of these volunteer opportunities may require training. Other jobs can easily take advantage of skills that you already have.

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Multiplayer Games

We don’t have to skip game night. Every night can be game night now which is why we compiled a list of the best multiplayer apps like virtual board games and games you can stream with friends. 

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Cooking with Kids

Want to teach your kiddo this important life skill but not sure how to get started? Here are some recipes from the Food Network and milestones to help.

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Hogwarts at Home

We know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives.

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Kid & Teen Crafts

Singapore’s favorite craft store, Spotlight, has a lot of great ideas for kids crafts – and teen crafts, too. Many of these projects you might already have the needed supplies. If you don’t, Spotlight delivers for free on orders above $100.

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7 Family Games

Here are 7 games that the whole family can participate in and more than likely the adults will enjoy these games as much as the kids. 

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Missing Disneyworld?

Join as we take a virtual trip around Disneyland with our Disney+ #StayAtHome watchlist of 88 movies, shows and shorts inspired by each land of the park. You can also watch a virtual  a virtual viewing of the super-joyful Magic Happens Parade

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Spa Day Science

Looking for a way to keep your kids busy, have fun and maybe do a little STEM? Then check out these science projects and create your own spa day.

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Family Games

These games are super fun and can be played by the whole family.

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For All Ages

Here's a great list to simple things to keep kids busy, broken down into age level.

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Fun Movie Night

Make your movie night more fun - start with the popcorn.

Personal Hygiene

Make Hand Sanitizer

Want to stay busy? Why not make your own hand sanitizer?

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Make Soap

Making soap is super fun and an easy project for kids. 

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List of Lists

101 ideas to keep your kids busy! Whoop!

Screen Free

38 screen free activities to keep them busy while you get work done.

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Cabin Fever?

125 ideas to keep your kids from getting cabin fever. 

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Make a Volcano

This project involves art and science. So fun! First, you paper mache the volcano and paint it. Then you make it erupt!

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Solve a Rubik's Cube

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TP Tube Garden

This is a great way to avoid buying plastic plug trays, and the other neat thing is you can just plant these out when the seedlings are ready. No more damaging the plants as the tube will just decompose.

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Cool Projects Delivered

Get some cool activities to keep your kids busy such as crafts and STEM projects while supporting local business at the same time.

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Daily Creative Projects

64 Million Artists are hosting daily creative projects in the month of May. Alongside the daily challenges, you can receive a free, tailored activity packet.

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Baking Bread

Baking bread is super fun for kids and even a little bit therapeutic. There are a million recipes, but this recipe is a popular one.

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Time Capsule

Use this great worksheet to create a time capsule about the current situation.

Chair Dance

This is a super fun activity to keep your kids busy for a good while. It involves exercise and creativity. No partner? No worries! You can do it solo, too.

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Kitchen Creativity

What fun creations can you make out of food in your kitchen?

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Make a SoundScape

Find a short video or photograph and create a soundscape to go with it. Watch the video how to make the sounds, then layer them up using GarageBand. There are a few great libraries such as FreeSound, ZapSplat and SoundBible where you can find sounds or you can get creative and make your own.

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Stop Motion Action

Want something that will eat up a lot of time and put creativity to the test? Try making  Stop Motion Action Film. They're super fun to do! Here is a great place to start. Be sure to watch the linked video, too.

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Song Lyric Monologues

This challenge is all about taking a well-known text (a song lyric) and creating a dramatic monologue using only the words of the song. The idea is not to sing the song, nor to turn it into a poem, but to take the words and make something new of it.

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Make Gnocci

This simple potato, flour and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.

An Italian classic. 

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Balloon LEGO Car

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Puzzles of Oz

 Destination NSW has developed digital jigsaws featuring a collection of 18 beautiful landscapes in New South Wales. Puzzles are set to 32 pieces automatically, but you can make them harder if you want

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Pixar Cooking Class

Pixar’s YouTube channel has a series called “Cooking With Pixar,” where they have recipe tutorials inspired by all their latest films. And all your favorite characters will be there to help you along the way—but really just distracting you with cuteness more than anything!

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Virtual Escape Rooms

Here are nine different escape rooms to try and several are multi-player even. Super fun for tweens, teens and adults.

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Toilet Paper Rolls

Remember all that toilet paper you hoarded? Here are some ideas for what to do with those lelftover rolls.

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Shoes to Shine

Looking for some fun things for teens and tweens to do? These girls have some cute ideas.

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