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COVIDwithKIDS

A TOOLKIT FOR COPING WITH KIDS AT HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

INDOOR ACTIVE ACTIVITIES

Races

  • hopping on one foot, crabwalk, running backwards, relay race

Obstacle courses

Hula hoop games

  • jump rope with them, use them as a bean bag toss, or have hula contests.

Painter’s tape games

  • indoor hopscotch, bean bag toss

Make an obstacle course

Go bowling in your hallway with soda bottles or toilet paper tubes

Have a dance party 

Create a circus performance

Read to your kids!

Don't worry about finding a perfect book for everyone, just pick one book and read-aloud for 20 minutes

Yoga

KITCHEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES
Recipes to bake with kids

Make homemade ice cream in a baggie

Put juice & cut-up fruit into ice cube trays to make ice cubes.
Make a potion lab or pouring station outside with food coloring and containers (wear an apron!)

Make a sculpture from pretzels and something sticky like peanut butter
Make rock candy
Play with bubbles in the sink

Have an indoor picnic

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Make playdough

Make puppets with old socks, buttons & markers 

Cut out paper dolls and costumes for them
Make homemade wrapping paper
Cut out pictures from magazines and make a collage
Make & decorate a calendar of the summer, with important dates 
Hang a clothesline in your room and clip photos to it to make an art display
Decorate a rock and make a house to keep it as a pet
Draw a picture of a desert island with all the things you would want on it
Create your own board game

String beads to make friendship bracelets
Glue popsicle sticks together to make picture frames, decorate

 

SCIENCE/STEM ACTIVITIES

Mix ivory soap, kleenex and water to make clean clouds on a cookie

Get a magnet and make a list of everything in your house that is magnetized
Make paper airplanes and fly them
Plant a terrarium
Make a boat using a plastic soda bottle base & popsicle sticks for the top

Dyson Challenge Cards

BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Build a fort 
Make an obstacle course in your hall with yarn and tape
Make a dollhouse out of a cardboard box
Cut a guitar out of cardboard and add rubber band strings
Use boxes to build a castle
Use old cardboard tubes and boxes to build a marble maze

 

GAMES

Various board games

Various card games
Simon Says
Use masking tape to make a race track for your cars all over your living room

PRETEND PLAY ACTIVITIES

Create a play with costumes
Set up a shop and be the shopkeeper

Set up a restaurant and serve pretend meals

 

CLEANING ACTIVITIES

Wash a mirror with a sponge
Wash the car
Organize your room

OTHER

Blindfold a family member & take them on a tour of your house & yard, then trade places

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