Running out of ideas to keep kids off screens? We know one of the biggest challenges for parents right now is keeping kids entertained and engaged while they are away from friends and outside of the classroom. 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 on a Zoom call or trying to triage your inbox. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together 25 products & resources that will keep kids (and even parents) busy and creative.
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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.
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
- Simply Sensory kits to spark creative play
- Kids sewing kit for little ones to learn to sew
- Kids stained glass craft kit
- Kids butterfly + dragonfly stained glass suncatcher kit
- DIY lip balm kit — 10 flavors, organic ingredients
Family Games from Walmart
- Get the whole family moving together with Twister
- Practice dexterity with Jenga (Or Giant Jenga outside!)
- Practice color + number matching with classic Uno
- Hone vocabulary skills with Scrabble
- Bring their favorites to life with Frozen II Monopoly
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
- Annie’s Coloring pages electronic download for only $5.99 — 121 pages of gorgeous floral and nature-themed designs
- Give Annie’s Creative Studio a try — start a free trial and explore online classes and tutorials
KiwiCo shipments to stimulate creative learning
- Build a foundation for learning with Panda crate, ages 0-24 months
- Get hands-on fun delivered for budding innovators with Koala crate, ages 2-4
- Tinker, create and innovate for ages 5-8 with Kiwi crate
- Explore new destinations with Atlas crate, ages 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 crate, ages 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 crate, ages 14-104
Jo-Ann Fabrics Art Supplies
- Crayola washable kids paint, $6.39 (reg. $7.99)
- Crayola Construction Paper Pad 9″X12″ 240 Sheets Pkg, $7.19 (reg. $8.99)
- Crayola Coloring Book Sloths Love Llamas, ($2.99)
- Crayola Oil Pastels 28PK, $5.59 (reg. $6.99)
Talk to us: what are your favorite things to do with your kids at home?