My my, how life has changed since the last guide we posted! This month, in lieu of an event guide, we have compiled a list of ways to keep kids entertained, both inside and outside! Don’t tell the kids, but we even snuck in some educational elements. If you have a favorite activity, please add it in the comments for other families to use!
- If you have a spare roll of paper towels (we know, we know…), roll it across the room and let the kids draw to their heart’s content!
- Write cards, but not just to loved ones! Think about the residents of nursing homes who can no longer have visitors.
- Have your kiddos put socks on their hands and “race” to clean the baseboards.
- Make edible finger paint for an afternoon craft/snack!
- Yoga poses for toddlers – get those yogis started early.
- Make salt dough shapes, ornaments, cars, or whatever else strikes your fancy!
- Make a sensory rice bin. Kids of all ages love to play with this one!
- Go indoor bowling with solo cups and a tennis ball
- Clean your toys AND wash those hands with an animal “bath time” or truck “car wash”.
- For older kids, make a giant Dots and Blocks game on your wall with butcher paper.
- Create a reading tent for quiet time.
- Have fun with an indoor obstacle course!
- Go camping in the backyard with some of these awesome ideas!
- Take a hike – literally! Here are our favorite Nashville area hikes.
- Planting a garden this year? Plant those seeds that need to be started in inside in empty cans and bottles.
- Make these giant bubbles that you will think are pretty awesome too.
- Create a DIY bird feeder.
- Create bubble art.
- Use this sidewalk chalk paint to lighten up the neighborhood!
- Get dirty with old fashioned mud pies.
- Have some fun with squirt gun painting!
- Here is a very comprehensive list of free educational resources being offered.
- Free internet packages from Comcast
- Low cost internet from Spectrum
- Virtual Museum Tours
- Live Broadcasts from the Seattle Symphony