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Stay At-Home Activities To Keep Kids Busy

Life has certainly changed a lot in the last few weeks around the world. Many of us working moms are suddenly finding ourselves needing to homeschool and entertain our children. Have you also found yourself needing to entertain your children throughout the day? If so, here’s a list of 20 stay at-home activities to keep your young kids busy throughout the day.

20 Stay At-Home Activities For Kids:

  1. Read A Book
  2. Do Puzzles Together
  3. Play Board Games
  4. Build a tower with bricks
  5. Make a meal together
  6. Bake Cookies 
  7. Host A Teddy Bear Tea Party
  8. Play Hide And Seek
  9. Make a fort
  10. Play dress-up
  11. Turn on Music and have a dance party
  12. Paint
  13. Go For A Walk
  14. Ride A Bike
  15. Play outside with chalk
  16. Create a Sensory Bin
  17. Color a picture
  18. Do Yoga Together
  19. Make Bubbles
  20. Plant seeds in the garden
planting seeds in garden
Teach your children how to plant a garden

A friend who’s a teacher also reminded me that young children have very short attention spans. In the early years, they say the attention span is equivalent to their age. I have a five year old and usually I can keep her occupied with the same project or game for at least 15 to 20 minutes. This means we are constantly changing things up and moving from one activity to the next. And remember, you need a break too! Letting your kids have some time for independent play is just fine too!

reading with children is a great stay at home activity
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Are there any activities that I’ve left off this list that you think I should add? If so, please comment below and leave your suggestions. If this list of stay at-home activities is helpful, please share it with a friend.

Take a walk outside
Photo by James Wheeler on Unsplash

Stay safe and stay well!

play dress up
Photo by Jessica Rockowitz on Unsplash

If you find yourself need more ideas, here’s a few more resources you might enjoy (these do include some screen time activities):

-PBS Kids: https://pbskids.org/

-Education.Com: https://www.education.com/

Kids Activities Blog – List of Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

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  1. Great ideas! ‘Just wish my grown children were still little. They grow up way too quickly! ‘Need to take time to enjoy every moment or before you know it, they are off the college!

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