Kids stuck at home? Here is a collection of educational and fun activities for the kids to do while home — including printables!
Looking for something for your kids to do while they are unexpectedly at home? I have you covered! If you are looking for just fun things or educational, I have some ideas for you. I certainly hope they help.
Educational Activities For Kids To Do At Home
It is never easy when kids are out of school and you want to help them keep their minds sharp with educational activities. At least, it is never easy for me. But recently I sat down and made a plan for things for them to do during snow days and other unexpected time home. And now I am sharing these kids activities for home with you!
Scholastic Learn at Home
We love Scholastic and were surprised to learn about their Learn At Home website! It offers day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing while they are not in the classroom. What a great way to beat the summer learning loss, am I right? Simply choose your grade level and you are given tons of great activity, reading, and watching ideas!
I am lucky in the fact that my daughters love to read. They take after their mama that way, that is for sure. Since they are reading often anyways, I have them write up a book report when they are done with a book. Nothing super fancy, but just what happened in the book and what they thought about it. I correct their spelling and grammar, but don’t make them re-write it.
Virtual Field Trips
Did you that a lot of museums and zoos offer virtual field trips? I only recently discovered this and have been LOVING exploring them with my kids. Here is a list of over 30 virtual field trips (with links) that you can enjoy with your kids when they are home from school.
A persona favorite of ours that parents and kids can enjoy together is Take a Virtual Field Trip to the Moon! It really is such a cool experience!
My daughters enjoy doing workbooks, and I love that it gives them some time to learn independently. There are so many options available on Amazon, and we have stocked up on quite a few for their grade levels. Their favorites are the Star Wars themed workbooks (because we are raising them right), but there are plenty of other options as well. Check out all the workbooks here.
Just For Fun Activities
Looking for some fun stuff to do while home as well? I have you covered!
Printable Coloring Pages & Activity Sheets
If your kids are like mine they love to color, do word searches, and other activities like that. So here is a list of printable coloring pages and activity sheets themed to some of their favorite movies and characters.
- Pixar’s Onward
- Spies In Disguise
- Wonder Park
- Ralph Breaks The Internet
- Christopher Robin
- Incredibles 2
- Rock Dog
- Doc McStuffins
- My Little Pony Equestria Girls
- Dawn of the Croods
- Home the series
- Ice Age
- More Disney Coloring Pages & Activity Sheets
While some board games have an educational aspect to them, all are fun! Here are some of my family’s favorites:
- Mansions of Madness
- What’s He Building In There?
- Robot Turtles
Something you might already know about me is that I am a complete “vidiot” — at least that is what my dad has always called me. There are plenty of family friendly video games, here are just a few of our favorites:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Gigantosaurus The Game
- New Super Lucky’s Tale
- Go Vacation
- LEGO Dimensions
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Mario & Sonic At The Olympics
If you are looking for a collection of free apps to help with education — I have you covered on that as well!