Today’s guest blog is from the wonderful Carla Dee, sharing her 101 fun things to keep the kids entertained at home. I met Carla at the end of last year at Derby’s Happy Cafe where I gave a ‘Feel Good Do Good‘ talk.
Carla is one of life’s smiley happy people and lives her pink brand LoveLaLaLand through and through. She is also an amazing artist who creates colourful cards, stationary and personalised portraits over on her Etsy Store.
Carla Dee has two kids and is definitely an expert in FUN for kids (and adults) so what better person to write a follow up to my 100 fun things to do at home post. I certainly wasn’t going to be writing about entertaining kids… erm throw them a chocolate bar?!
Carla Dee – Guest Blogger sharing 101 Fun Things to Keep the Kids Entertained at Home.
Stuck indoors and not sure what to do with the kids? I’ve made a list of 101 fun things to keep the kids entertained (and the big ones!). So we can live our best lockdown life… and stay safe and sane!
Here’s a list of our favourites, some good old-fashioned activities and some exciting new things to keep boredom at bay, you will be able to keep the children entertained for hours with this lot.
If you’ve got any more ideas, let me know in the comments!
101 Fun things to keep the kids entertained at home.
- Draw a rainbow and put it in your window
- Make chalk drawings on the pavement in front of your house or patio
- Play charades
- Do a puzzle
- Play a card game, we have lots of favourites… Patience, Dobble, Uno or Top Trumps
- Make an obstacle course, Ninja Warrior style!
- Bake cakes or cookies and eat them!
- Do some finger painting
- Have a movie night with popcorn and ice cream
- Blow bubbles and chase to pop them
- Plant seeds and watch them grow
- Get the water pistols out and get soaked
- Have a teddy bears picnic
- Have a DIY pizza night
- Make a wish jar of all the things you want to do but can’t at the moment then make it your bucket list after lockdown
- Have a kitchen disco with glow sticks
- Put a tent in the garden or make a den inside and use a torch
- Build a Lego world
- Make your own playdoh (salt doh)
- Have an Easter egg hunt
- Make a movie with your family in it
- Visit a virtual zoo or farm online
- Read a book and write a book review
- Make a robot out of cardboard boxes and loo rolls
- Do some colouring-in
- Make a sock puppet and put on a show
- Make a pattern using potato printing
- Play balloon volleyball
- Make some leaf rubbings
- Have a scavenger hunt
- Make your own comic book
- Have a sports day
- Make playdoh shapes with cutters
- Have a pamper session, put cucumber on your eyes and paint your nails
- Video call the grandparents or other friends and family
- Play schools with all your favourite toys as pupils
- Bounce on the bed… parental supervision advised!
- Make a fortune teller
- Do a science experiment
- Make paper airplanes and have a competition whose flies the furthest
- Play computer games, we like Mario Kart
- Make a drum kit out of pot and pans and wooden spoons
- Dress up as a princess, pirate, superhero or swap clothes and dress up as each other
- Have a pyjama day and snuggle under a blanket
- Make a tall tower then knock it down
- Paint a family portrait
- Make a card and send it to someone special
- Make ice lollies from water and squash or real fruit
- Play rock, paper, scissors
- Have a midnight feast (not really at midnight, it’s important to get the pesky kids to bed and enjoy your evening… but as soon as it gets dark!)
- Dance while playing musical statues or musical chairs
- Play pie face with bubbles in the bath
- Play hide and seek
- Have a singalong to your favourite songs
- Learn origami
- Have donkey rides around the house
- Play a board game, our favourite is Junior Monopoly
- Play marbles
- Make a stop frame animation with mini figures
- Play blinds man buff
- Learn a magic trick
- Watch the clouds go by, what shapes can you see?
- Make a pirate’s treasure map, hide some treasure and then get someone to try and find it
- Make a music rice shaker
- Play the floor is lava
- Pretend to be at the hairdressers (you could colour your hair with tissue paper!)
- Make a playlist of your favourite songs
- Rewrite a story of an old children’s classic
- Watch some funny videos on YouTube
- Make a collage from magazines
- Play shops and be the shop keeper
- Make a marble run out of cardboard tubes and tape
- Play what time is it Mr. Wolf
- Read a joke book
- Make a time capsule
- Watch a TikTok and learn a dance routine
- Play I spy
- Make a crown
- Have a game of indoor bowling or tin can alley
- Make friendship bracelets
- Have a pillow fight
- Br silly with selfie Instagram filters
- Have an indoor PE lesson… we like Mr. Motivator, old skool!
- Make (or buy plain) biscuits and decorate them
- Race cars down a ramp and see who wins
- Play doctors and give someone a check-up with loo roll bandages
- Make slime with added glitter and sparkle
- Try the bottle flip challenge
- Play dominoes at the table and pretend you’re in the pub… beers for the grown-ups/pop and salty crisps for the kids!
- Make up an invisible friend, the more the merrier, there’s room for everyone!
- Run a tuck shop
- Play spies and sneak around the house, spying on people but don’t let them see you
- Make a magic potion
- Have a wrestle on the bed
- Tell a spooky ghost story
- Make a big cardboard castle
- Play the name game with sticky notes
- Make a lucky dip box filled with toys and shredded paper
- Have a sleepover in the living room with everyone in your family and pretend you’re in a hotel, make sure you have a nice buffet breakfast tin the morning
- Plan and hold a party… make invitations, table decorations, prepare the food, play games and enjoy yourselves!
- Wash your hands and sing happy birthday!
Phew! Now that is a long list of fun things to keep the kids busy at home, let me know which are your favourites?
There’s even more fun activities for kids on The Bristol Brood website too.
Staying in doesn’t mean that anyone needs to feel bored any time soon. But most of all don’t forget to have fun and keep smiling!
Follow Carla for bright colours, smiles, pink and beautiful art on the links below.
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