Fun kid activities with materials you have at home

paper easter egg hunt
Paper Egg Hunt

Right now when so many are having being required to stay at home, parents are looking for fun kid activities using materials that the have at home. Here are several fun kid activities you can do with materials you have at home. They are not only entertaining for kids but are great activities to do learning activities as well.

Paper Egg Hunt is a great pre-easter activity.

Materials:

Crayons, markers or paint

Regular white paper or construction paper

Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut oval shapes for eggs. This can be done by an older child to work on fine motor skill development or by a a parent for younger children.
  2. Decorate eggs with markers, crayons or paint.
  3. Hide paper eggs around the house and kids can find them. Kids count how many eggs they find, so this can be a great way to practice counting with younger kids.
    Or you can hide a certain number of eggs such as 10, and as the kids find eggs they can solve how many eggs they have left to find. So if you hide 10, and they found two, then you can ask how many eggs they have left to find, eight.

My kids had so much fun decorating the eggs and then hiding and finding them. We have done this activity again and again. It is great and easy activity when you can’t go outside.

Birdhouse

birdhouse, bird feeder, kid activities
Birdhouse

The great thing about building a birdhouse is that you can do this in two parts.

Materials:

Milk carton or milk jug

Decorations for the birdhouse

Scissors to cut the hole for birdhouse (should be done by adult)

Birdseed, pinecone and peanut butter if you want have a bird feeder with your birdhouse

Glue stick for decorations

Glue gun (for adult use only) for pinecone birdfeeder

Instructions:

  1. Gather items for decorating the birdhouse. My kids did a nature scavenger hunt and found dried leaves, acorns, rose petals and rocks to decorate their birdhouse.
  2. Make a hole in milk carton and hole in the top to put in wire for hanging birdhouse.
  3. To make pinecone bird feeder a) glue pinecone onto milk carton with glue gun (this should be done by adult) b) spread peanut butter on pinecone 3) add birdseed on pinecone
  4. Glue decor on birdhouse

Worm Farm

worm farm kid activity
Worm Farm

Another fun kid activity that kept my kids busy for hours was building a worm farm. It was a great way to teach my kids about composting, and my kids had hours of fun digging in the dirt for worms.

Finally, for all parents who are trying to homeschool and entertain their kids at home, my kids have loved outschool classes. They run between $5 to $12 per class.

Hopefully you and your kids enjoy the fun kid activities!

Be safe and have fun!

Hallie

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