At Home Activities for Kids + Families
Blog by Morgan DuVernet & Kelsie Struch | April 3rd, 2020
1. Start the weekend off by playing board games as a family! Board games teach valuable skills such as teamwork, decision-making, sharing and problem-solving. Keep your board games in the same area as your children’s toys, so that they become a natural activity choice.
2. Keep the family working together and encourage learning for kids by printing off free sheets of mad libs! You can do this here. There are tons of options to choose from such as poems, stories, school related topics, and even holiday mad libs!
3. If you're feeling like you could use a few moments of releaxtion, we also recommend trying family friendly yoga! There are tons of free yoga classes on YouTube, such as Yoga With Adrienne, great for all ages!
4. Spend some time making origami! We've attached here a fun step by step origami guide that's both simple and fun for kids to play around with. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
5. Make a mini Mini Foosball table for kids from UCreate. Kids can help make the table out of a shoebox, then spend time playing with it while parents get a bit of time to unwind.
6. Enjoy the sun and hang out in the backyard with paper spinners. Paper spinners from Make and Takes are easy to make with cardboard and string, and mesmerizing to play with for everyone!
7. Print out the Lego letters from Little Bins for Little Hands and combine the fun of legos with the fun of learning. This is a great way for parents to spin legos to have an educational twist. You can also simply outline letters and numbers & get your kids to fill them in with leggos.
8. Take a virtual tour of Sequoia National Park. Sequoia National Park is a national park in California. With Google Maps, you can scroll over the different terrains, and click on places of interest!
9. Draw shapes, letters, numbers, words or math problems on sticky notes and hide them around the house for your child to find. Then have your kids match them up on a “key” that hangs on the wall. This is a great way to incorporate learning with an Easter inspired game.
10. Listen to an astronaut read from space via Storytime From Space - this is a wonderful wind down acticity where NASA astronauts read stories to kids while they float around in space.