25+ ways to keep kids busy at home and stay creative

Running out of ideas to keep kids off screens? We know one of the biggest challenges for parents is keeping kids entertained and engaged while they are home. Not only do you want your kids to engage in (hopefully) educational activities, you need something to keep your kids busy (and quiet!) while you’re working from home on a Zoom call or trying to triage your inbox. Or, if you just need time to fold laundry or get 30 minutes to exercise. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together 25 products & resources that will keep kids busy at home.

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Brookgreen at Home

Brookgreen at Home offers fun project ideas complete with supply lists and tutorials for parents to try with kids at home.

KidsArt Online

Myrtle Beach Art Museum launched KidsArt Online, offering free video art activities for kids, grouped by age.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Read digital books, watch educational videos, and try fun activities with Scholastic Learn at Home program. Choose your child’s grade level to explore the projects, all designed to keep your kids learning and growing. Each day features a new lesson with a theme.

Creative crafts from Etsy

Family Games from Walmart

More game ideas: You can also check out our roundup of the best games to play with kids for family game night

Annie’s Craft Store

Craft Kits to pick up at Target

kiwi crate fun

KiwiCo shipments to stimulate creative learning

  • Build a foundation for learning with Panda crateages 0-24 months
  • Get hands-on fun delivered for budding innovators with Koala crateages 2-4
  • Tinker, create and innovate for ages 5-8 with Kiwi crate
  • Explore new destinations with Atlas crateages 6-11
  • Open a studio for hands-on creativity with Doodle crate, ages 14+
  • Play in a lab for hands-on STEM projects with Tinker crateages 9-16+
  • Get inspired and get making with Maker crate art and design kit, ages 14-104
  • Put science to work and engineer something amazing with Eureka crateages 14-104

Jo-Ann Fabrics Art Supplies

What are the ways you keep kids busy at home?

Talk to us in the comments: what are your favorite things to do with your kids at home?

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