Indoor Activities For Kids

Indoor Activities For Kids Quarantine PayLessForOil Western MassAs the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continues, it’s important to keep our kids busy, and ourselves sane. You might have a few quarantine-friendly tricks up your sleeve, but how can you keep kids entertained during the crisis? Here are some tips below.


Keep to a schedule

Schools may be closed but one of the ways to keep things running efficiently at home is to stick to a schedule. From breakfast to dinner and schoolwork in between, be sure to create a new schedule, a new normal for your kids while at home.


Make a cardboard fort

Are you purchasing a lot of things online, but have nothing to do with the boxes? It’s a great way to get creative with your kids and build a cardboard fort!


Set up a treasure hunt

Treasure hunts are pretty easy to create in your home and depending on how many items there are, could last as long as you want it to. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to keep kids occupied for a few hours. And if you want to kick it up a notch, design a treasure map!


Bake together

Now is a perfect time to teach your kids about food! Baking is a great way to not just spend time together, but with the recipes, they’ll be learning reading and math! Baking is a fun way to keep your kids entertained. Cookies, cakes, brownies. Anything! Baking is a great lesson in measuring, ingredients, and of course, making delicious goodies.


Have an indoor picnic

This is a fun opportunity to do a family picnic in the living room! Grab a sheet, whatever food you have, and enjoy a living room picnic. And if the weather is nice enough outside, set one up on your porch or backyard!


FaceTime family members and friends

FaceTime is another meaningful way to connect with family and friends while practicing “social distancing.” Use it to check in on family members and to socialize, even if over the phone. Have your kids talk to grandparents and schoolmates! Try to keep things as normal as possible for your children, and connecting with familiar people and faces will do the trick.


Bloom your garden

This time of year is when most people get their gardens ready. It is a great opportunity to teach your kids to take care of plants and responsibility. When the garden is full bloom, look at their eyes as they will surely be amazed by the work they put in.


Although there hundreds of other ideas you could do to keep your kids entertained, and you sane, we hope this list is a great way to get started. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay warm!