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Make Memories with Your Children: 17 Exciting Activities to Try at Home


Activities to do with kids at home
Entertaining Activities to do with Kids at Home

Keeping kids preoccupied at home can be challenging, especially when they are at an age where all they want to do is run around. Children often get bored with entertaining themselves, and parents need to spend time with their children as well. This becomes only possible when parents find some entertaining activities to do with kids at home.


However, this can be difficult to do when there's nothing to do around the house. You must find out some creative activities to do with your kids to make your life entertaining even inside the walls.


We understand your headache of not finding enough playful games that keep your children stick around and that's why we're here at your service to provide you with some amazing indoor activities to play with your kids. Let's dive into these entertaining activities and find out your next game.


Why Indoor Entertaining Activities with Kids are Essential?

Indoor creative activities with kids aid in the growth, nourishment, and natural development of their intellectual capabilities. As kids learn from their families and surroundings in the early developmental ages and adapt their behavior. Therefore, you must provide them with a learning experience at home.


They will learn what you'll teach them and that's why you have to be very picky and careful about it. The most feasible way to do this is to plan indoor activities with kids. You would thank yourself for arranging these fun and entertaining activities when you will see the developmental enhancement in your kids.



Activities your Kid can do at home


We have solved this problem for you by listing fun things to do with the family at home. These can be mental activities as well as physical activities to do with kids.


Here are 17 activities to do with kids at home to keep them busy and also spend some quality time together.

  1. Hopscotch

  2. Act It Out

  3. Bake Together

  4. Read Out Loud Together

  5. Water Balloon Fight

  6. Drawing Competition

  7. Board Games Or Cards

  8. Science Experiments

  9. Hide And Seek

  10. Make A Birdhouse

  11. A Good Old Game Of Catch

  12. Arts and Crafts

  13. Backyard Picnic

  14. Indoor Camping

  15. Gardening

  16. Submarine

  17. Make a Family Tree with your Kid




1. Hopscotch


It may seem boring, but hopscotch is very entertaining and time-consuming for kids. Try adding challenges and prizes to level the game up.


For instance, make the game harder by adding more squares, or alternating legs while jumping. If your child gets bored of one change, try a different version of the game.



2. Act It Out


Choose one of your child’s favourite movies and have them act it out. Get creative and choose roles to re-enact with different voices and costumes. You can also do this with storybooks.


It doesn't even have to be based on something, just dress up and play! Grab some hats, solve mysteries like Sherlock Holmes or pretend and run laps around the yard like Jesse Owens.



3. Bake Together


Baking is a good skill to have and it is fun too! If you’re worried about wasting food or making a big mess, go for mug brownies or cakes. After loads of practice, your kids can learn to make larger portions.


If your children are younger, and you don’t have the time or patience to bake with them, ask them to keep you company and help you around in the kitchen while you cook. Younger kids might settle with banging pots and pans but older kids can help you stir and mix. All you have to do is make sure they are being safe.


Remember, The best way to keep your child busy isn’t to get rid of them but to get them used to do things with you, and learning new things in a fun way.


Kid and Mother Baking Together
Kid and Mother Baking Together

4. Read Out Loud Together


Stories don’t just have to be read before bed. Cuddling together and taking turns reading is a great way to spend time with your child. It can also improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary.


A bonus would be to read books about important topics and discuss them with your child. For instance, there is a child edition of Trever Noah’s Famous Book "Born A Crime". It has many great discussion topics to talk about with your child.



5. Water Balloon Fight


Summer days? Cool yourself off with colorful water balloons. This is perfect for hot days when both you and your child are cooped up inside because of all that heat. You can also level this up by having a points system and arranging obstacles around your yard.



6. Drawing Competition


Choose a picture that is easy to draw for both you and your child. Then set a time limit. You can use different art mediums such as crayons, paints, or pencils. Challenge each other to see who can be more creative while drawing the picture using your imagination.

You can also play picture charades or draw each other blindfolded.



7. Board Games Or Cards


Board games are a great way to pass time. If Monopoly is too fierce for you, try easy-going games like UNO or Jenga. (I said easygoing, I never said they weren’t competitive.)


If you don’t have board games, you can easily download different multiplayer game apps on your phone or tab. If your child prefers a more quiet and relaxing activity, make a puzzle together. It requires focus and it is a good brain activity.



8. Science Experiments


Encourage critical thinking with science experiments. You can find loads of different experiments to do online, and not all of them are messy. Have your child think of different hypotheses and then test out all the possibilities. You can make a small lab corner with plastic cylinders and decorate a science binder to make it more interesting.


Kid Doing Science Experiment
Kid Doing Science Experiment

9. Hide And Seek


It seems kids never get tired of counting to ten or hiding in small cramped places. You, on the other hand, may have some trouble finding a spot. It’s alright though, we are all still kids at heart.



10. Make A Birdhouse


Making your own bird feeder or birdhouse is a great way to let your kids interact with nature and the environment around them. Make it a weekly activity for them to fill it with seeds and wait for birds to come. They can spend time taking pictures of or drawing the birds they see.



11. A Good Old Game Of Catch


Tossing a tennis ball in the yard may seem boring but it’s rather time-consuming and doesn’t require too much work. Your child can also bounce it against the wall and try to catch it by themselves If you are too busy.



12. Arts and Crafts


Making origami and other crafts are a great way to distract kids. It can be challenging for younger kids to make complicated animals out of paper or use scissors, so make sure to help them out. Try making paper flowers and snowflakes. Be creative and use different items around the house to build things.


Are those cardboard boxes you have blocking the door to your storage room? Use them. The things you can make with cardboard boxes are endless. Younger kids can simply doodle on them or turn them into cars. Older kids can make cool rockets or vending machines out of them. There are a variety of easy-to-make crafts online.


Check out this cool cardboard vending machine.



13. Backyard Picnic


On nice days, plan lunch outside. Grab some juice boxes and prepare sandwiches together. Pack all the good stuff like cookies, berries, and nuggets, and head out to your backyard or porch. It’s a great way to enjoy lunch with nature and make eating fun. Just don’t invite the ants, lol!


Parents having a backyard picnic with their kid
Parents having a backyard picnic with their kid

14. Indoor Camping


Put up two blankets over a table or couch and hold them up with sticks or the rod of a brush. Use a flashlight or lantern for night vibes and eat some sores. You can add some fairy lights and pillows to make it more cozy and warm. As a final touch, put a flashlight under a colander and watch the ‘stars’.



15. Gardening


Use a small pot and fill it with soil and your seeds of choice. Busy your child with watering it every day. Add learning to your fun by having them track plant growth over the next few weeks. Don’t forget to name your plant!



16. Submarine


Use a T.V. or put a laptop under a table and cover it with a blanket. Use an old paper towel roll as a telescope and grab an old pirate hat. If you don’t have one you can easily make one out of paper.


Find something that can be used as a steering wheel, like an old toy. Lastly, play an underwater documentary and have your child pretend it’s the window of a submarine and they are navigating through the waters of the big deep.



17. Make a Family Tree with your Kid


Kids love doing creative things especially when it comes to cutting and scissors. They love making messes and here is what we are going to let them make. Take a pair of scissors and some cardboard or paper. Make them cut it following your instructions. Draw a pattern and make a family tree. Mention the names of the members and glue them to the wall. And Boom! here's your family tree that your kid has just made.

Remember, the pair of scissors must be the child's version and just for paper cutting so that it won't cause any harm.



Takeaway


As a parent, you have plenty of options to choose from entertaining activities. You just have to find the different one every time matching your kid's mood and you can turn it into a happy and fun experience. We have made a list of these 17entertaining activities to do with kids at home for you. But if you think, there are more that we can add, comment below and we'd be happy to add them to our list!









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