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If you have active kiddos on your hands, then you know how hard it can be to keep them busy. It seems like there just aren’t enough fun activities for kids to fill the day as they bounce off the walls in boredom. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered together a list of fun activities for kids will help you out in a pinch when you’ve tried every other trick in the book.
How to Choose Activities for Kids
Luckily, fun activities for kids don’t have to be complicated. Yes, you can spend days making an obstacle course for your kids, like in the ninja warrior activity we share below, but you don’t have to. You could just mix a few ingredients together to make giant bubbles or perform a quick science project with food coloring, oil, and Alka-Seltzer tablets. Kids don’t really care about the effort you expend in creating the activity for them; all they care about is the fun factor.
If you’re in need of some inspiration, you can find dozens of fun and easy activities online, from indoor science experiments to outdoor games that keep the kiddos moving. The options are practically endless. The one key factor? Fun! So get silly, get creative, and get started having fun with your kiddos whenever boredom strikes.
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Top 10 Fun Activities for Kids
If you’re tired of hearing, “I’m bored!” every few minutes from your kiddos whenever you’re stuck at home, you’re in luck. Here are 10 fun activities for kids that will keep them entertained for hours:
Get the kiddos out in the backyard for some giant bubble fun. For the bubble solution, you’ll need water, dish detergent, corn starch, baking powder, and Glycerine. The instructions even include a how-to for the bubble wand.
2. Bird Feeder
Make these beautiful bird feeders in a snap with the kids and prepare for a nature lesson as the birds come to feed. You’ll need birdseed, water, and gelatine to create the birdseed mixture and some fun cookie cutters to make the shapes.
With this fun activity, active kids can practice arithmetic while getting in some exercise. You’ll need sidewalk chalk to create the game board. Your kids will throw two foam dice to find out how many spaces to move. Then, they’ll have to solve the problem they land on.
For this easy activity, all you need are some great books, markers, and the printable bingo sheet you can find at the link above. The read-a-thon is a fun way to encourage reading, and you can even make it into a little competition between siblings.
Bring back the 70s with this lava lamp! For this easy science experiment, you’ll mix together vegetable oil, water, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer tablets in a tall, clear container and watch magic happen.
Yes, you can build your very own American Ninja Warrior obstacle course in your own backyard. You’ll need a little bit of building know-how, PVC pipe, 4x4s, and pallet wood, and you’ll have an obstacle course your kids will go nuts over.
Go on a nature hunt right from your own backyard. Just print out the free printable at the link above and your little one can search for leaves, birds, flowers, squirrels, and so much more. Make it a game to see who can find the most objects the fastest.
What can you do with old pool noodles? Turn them into works of art! In this fun craft, your little one will use wooden craft sticks to attach chunks of pool noodle together to create her own towering sculpture.
To make your own water slide, you don’t need any fancy equipment or tools. All you need is a camping tent (found at most hardware stores) and a hose. Cheap shampoo will make it slippery for your kiddos to really slip and slide.
10. Easy Rock Candy
Kids can make their own rock candy with this fun science experiment and cooking lesson in one. You’ll need wooden skewers , mason jars, food clothing, granulated sugar, and clothespins. After about a week of watching the crystals grow, you will have yourself a batch of sparkling sugar rock candy.
These fun activities will help keep the boredom at bay whenever you’re stuck at home with your kiddos. Don’t forget to finish off with a snack, such as our Fresh Baked Cookies, which includes our delicious flavors like pineapple chocolate chip, white chocolate strawberry, and snickerdoodle.