I’ve compiled a list of 15 fun things to do with kids at home that are sure to bring a smile to their faces. From craft projects to science experiments and indoor games, this list has something for every age and interest. Whether it’s been raining for days and you’ve been stuck inside, or trying to get through those long winter evenings. If you don’t want your children glued to the screen for long hours, keeping them busy can be challenging. So next time you’re stuck at home and need some ideas for things to do with the kids, check out this list of 15 fun activities that will keep them entertained and happy.
15 Fun things to do at home with kids:
1. Play Marble Maze
Playing marble maze is a classic activity that kids of all ages will love. Not only is it a fun and engaging way to pass the time, but it also helps to improve fine motor skills and problem-solving abilities. P.S. I don’t know what’s more fun, building it or actually watching the balls find their way from the top to the bottom. You’re guaranteed to have as much fun as your kids.
2. Make a toy car garage
Make this car garage if you have little ones that love playing with cars. It’s easy to make, fun to play with when bored, and is a great way to store toy cars in your home.
3. Recycle used crayons
Have tons of old, broken crayons lying around? Melt them into any shape you want by using an oven. A great activity + completely new looking crayons. Press here to find out how to recycle old crayons.
4. Make slime
We’ve made homemade slime and I can tell you, it’s super easy, inexpensive and kids really enjoy playing with it. Try making slime yourself.
5. Craft a volcano!
If you’re looking for fun things to do at home with family, then build a volcano! We’ve built this in our house and I can tell you it’s something our children won’t forget. Press here to find out how.
6. Make bouncy balls that glow in the dark
You definitely have to give these boucy balls that glow in the dark a turn. It lots of fun to make and something they can play with after. Press here for instructions.
7. Make play-doh ice cream
It’s not just play-doh, but an actual play-doh ice cream machine. We bought this couple of years ago and our kids loved it. It includes play-doh drizzle which makes it extra fun for the little ones.
8. Make necklaces and bracelets
To make it more interesting, you can ask your child to make some for her friends. Not only will she be busy crafting but will also experience the joy of gifting..
9. Play with kinetic sand
Kinetic sand is amazing, it’s mess free, it doesn’t stick on you but only to itself, and best of all it doesn’t dry up, which means it’s really easy to store and lasts a long time! So if you’re looking for fun things to do at home with kids then it’s worth investing in a nice kinetic sand set.
10. Make kid friendly DIY bath bombs
Make bath bombs with your kids when bored and at home. They will love being able to choose their own colours and shapes of the bath bombs. Taking a bath afterwards means they will be busy for longer too. Don’t forget to make one for yourself! To find out how to make DIY bath bombs, press here.
11. Build a fort
Those of you that grew up building forts know just how much fun it can be. Gather some chairs and blankets and build a fort with your children. You can read books aloud and colour.
12. Try salt painting
It’s so easy to set up, quick to make, inexpensive and the results are beautiful.
13. Build lego
Building with legos never gets old. Not only is it a fun and engaging way to pass the time, but it also helps to improve fine motor skills and problem-solving abilities. Legos come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, making it easy to create nearly anything the kids can imagine.
Whether they’re following the instructions to build a specific model or using their creativity to design something completely unique, building with Legos is a great activity for kids to express themselves. So next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the kids at home, consider building with Legos.
14. Build puzzles
Puzzles can keep both, you and your child busy for a long time. From wooden puzzles (they’re harder to break) for young children to more difficult sets for teenagers, there is such a wide range of puzzles to choose from.
15. Create a sensory bin
One of the most fun activities for kids is playing with a sensory bin. The sensory bin is a box filled with about anything: rice, pasta, sand, water, cotton balls. It provides children with the opportunity to explore and learn through hands-on play that engages their senses. If your little one is under 18 months and you choose to use small objects, then watch them at all times. For sensory bin ideas click here.