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I hope that as you’re reading this, you and your family are staying safe, have everything you need and are keeping yourselves busy. If you are a medical worker or an essential employee, I want to take a moment to thank you. Thank you for putting yourself in a situation that is probably scary and that may compromise your own health. You are the real heroes. For the parents that are at home trying to figure out this whole “distance learning” or homeschool, or whatever else you may be calling it, while juggling your everyday chores, work and life, you are doing a great job! And if no one has thanked you yet, thank you!
If you’re still looking for some kids activities to do during quarantine, to keep them entertained, I wanted to share this awesome printable that my friend Amy aka @confessionsofamomster created. She also created the cleaning and organizing calendar that I shared last month. This one gives you ideas for something to do every day with the kids. It will give them something to look forward to!
Kids Activities for Quarantine Free Printable
It’s easy to download. Just click on the image above, or Quarantine for Kids and save to your computer if you want to print it out, or to your phone if you want to save the paper. Best part is, you can work these kids activities for quarantine into your own schedule. You can choose to skip around, or do them in order. It’s totally your choice. I love that it shares a wide variety of activities, such as crafts, cooking, exercise, educational activities and even some cleaning.
Free Activity Kits
Who says you have to leave your backyard to have an adventure. If you love camping, this is a great option for you and your family. I love this idea that Christine shared on her blog. Check out how she successfully pulled off camping in her backyard.
Can’t Go Wrong With Art
Chalk Your Walk
You may have seen the “chalk your walk” trend all over social media recently. Families are spending time making their sidewalks and driveways beautiful by drawing on them with chalk! Best part is that when it rains, it cleans it all up for you! Here are a couple of my favorites:
Melted Crayon Art
Something we recently did that the girls LOVED was melted crayon art. It’s super easy and best of all, very inexpensive. The whole project cost us around $6.
We’ve been wanting to do this for so long, but I have been putting it off because I am afraid of the mess. After seeing Christine and her girls create beautiful pieces of art through paint pouring, I’m ready to try!
There are so many fun ways to keep the kids busy. And if you run out of options and just need something quick and easy, coloring books and crayons are a quick go-to! How are you keeping busy in your home? Comment below and let us know!