Stuck at home with kids because of Corona Virus? These 12 independent activities will help!
Just like that, in the matter of 1 week the world turned upside down and we had to change our daily habits. A lot of parents are stuck at home with kids screaming ‘I am bored’ all day long.
To balance your daily routine just a bit, we gathered cool indoor activities for kids. It would keep children busy at home. Here you will find 12 independent activities for various ages kids. Most of them are low prep, which means that all needed materials you will find in your cupboards. These independent activities for kids will bring not only joy of playing, but teach them new skills as well.
12 Independent Activities For Kids
1. 20 Easy DIY Toys For Kids To Make
Every time kids are asking for new toys I start thinking about DIY ideas I can make on my own. Easy, low-cost yet creative toys for kids that are super fun to play with. Moreover, at the end of the process you will be amazed how many things you have learnt about design and problem solving!
2. 15 Surprising Low-Prep Activities For Toddlers
When we are talking about toddlers’ free time, quite often mommy comes to the rescue. Here you‘ll find 15 easy and low-prep activities for toddlers so you can prepare them in moments like no later than NOW.
3. Fascinating Art Projects For Kids To Express Creativity
These activities don’t require children to be limited or explained how and what to do. Let them express their ideas on their own. Let their imagination go wild!
4. 15 Amazing Nature Inspired Activities To Try With Kids
- Nature inspired activities for kids is something that I really love. Especially when this time of the year is full of chaos and changes, these kind of activities could be a real treasure. So, here are some super awesome nature inspired ideas for kids:
- mud pie,
- organic planting,
- DIY mason bee habitat,
- nature weaving,
- leaf threading
- and even worm farm!
5. Printable Activities For Kids. 35 Free Ideas!
These 35 fun printable ideas perfectly fit different ages and situations. Also, my priority was learning activities, which they could play outdoors and indoors as well. I am sure it will take some time for them to get bored of it! Take a look at the printable activities for kids list, which includes printable games, printable crafts and pretend play printables!
6. Independent activities for kids: Simon Says 89 Silly Game Phrases
Simon says is a super funny game for kids. It’s not only silly game, but educational as well! It develops kids’ attention, leadership and listening skills. This game is very flexible, adaptable to various ages and groups of kids, which means that it can be easily played in every family or kids’ gatherings. Endless opportunities to have fun at home!
7. 10 Fake Snow Recipes That Will Amaze Your Kids
Did your kids play with snow this year? If not, this activity is perfect for you! Can you imagine your kid’s face when you tell them that you are going to be making SNOW! Whether it’s for a pretend fake snow play or for sensory bin activity, you find it all in one place.
8. Independent activities: 10 Creative Playdough Activities With Pasta
Playdough activities for kids using pasta is like popcorn and raisins (meaning, they go together well) in our house. Playdough activities with pasta encourage kids imagination and creativeness, PLUS it’s super beneficial for kids.
9. Painting Activities For Kids. 30 Ideas Kids Love
They all look super fun, most of them are easy to make and require no or just a little set up. Also, it can be painted indoor and outdoor (painting in the backyard sounds like a meditation and so much fun, isn’t it?). I am sure that after these 30 painting activities for kids you’ll be ready for the artsy weekend!
10. 20 Adorable Long Hair Hairstyles For Girls
Here you find a few super adorable long hair hairstyles for girls ideas to make sure your mother-daughter bonding will be worth it!
11. Independent activities for kids: 21 Sibling Activities That Will Cure Sibling Rivalry
Want to avoid sibling rivalry? Try these sibling activities? The best way to do it, is to engage kids into some super fun sibling activities. Most of activities are quick to set up!
12. Playdough Challenges For Kids With Games And Diy Toys
Super duper fun playdough challenges for kids. They are simple (well, maybe not that simple), but definitely entertaining and will keep your kids busy for a quite a while. It’s great for free play, because it encourages kids to create freely without any rules.
Be healthy, stay positive and enjoy time with your kids with these independent activities. Let’s admit, time with family is the most important thing in our lives…. And now you finally have it <3