12 DIY Games To Keep Kids Entertained At Home
I have completely lost track of what week of self-isolation this is. Eight weeks? Nine? Who knows. What I do know is that my kids are driving me crazy on a daily basis. I had enough games and activities to keep them relatively busy for the first couple of weeks, but those have run out. If you’re looking for some easy-to-make activities that will entertain your kids during this time at home, look no further – here are 12 awesome ones!
1. Sensory Box
You can make a sensory box with just about anything lying around the house. Fill a box with random toys, shapes, cups, and sand (or even cereal or dried beans). It’s a great sensory activity for toddlers and young children.
2. Object Guessing
What a cute idea! Cut two hand-sized holes out of a cardboard box. Have your child hold a variety of different objects – they’ll have fun trying to guess what they’re holding!
3. Scavenger Hunt
Take an hour and map out a scavenger hunt for your kids! You can easily tailor the hunt to your child’s age, making it a little more complicated for older kids.
4. Plastic Bag Painting
No-mess painting sounds like an oxymoron, but not if you add the paint to a sealed plastic bag! You can tape the bag to a window or tabletop, and your kids can “paint” using their fingers.
Some painter’s tape is all you need to make an indoor hopscotch game!
6. Indoor Track
Another great use for painter’s tape? Make an indoor race track or train tracks for your kids to play on!
Beginner origami is something the whole family can try together! As you get more confident, you can take on more complicated designs.
8. Popsicle Stick Puzzles
Draw a design on a grouping of popsicle sticks, then mix them all up! It’s a simple yet fun puzzle that kids can put back together.
9. Mini Put Course
Take an hour or so and create a DIY mini put course in your backyard! Kids of all ages will love it, and it’ll keep them entertained for hours.
10. Pom Pom Racing
This is hysterical. Map out a floor course with painter’s tape. Give your kids a straw and a pom pom. Now try to contain your laughter as you watch them race poms poms!
11. Backyard Obstacle Course
Create an outdoor, backyard obstacle course for your kids if the weather is nice.
12. Indoor Obstacle Course
And if the weather isn’t nice, create an obstacle course indoors instead!
Now that you know these 12 DIY activities, hopefully you’ll be able to better entertain your kids in the coming weeks. We’ve got this, parents!