50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home. Photo KnowInsiders

Don’t worry. There are plenty of fun indoor activities that help kids entertain and learn new things.

Trying to entertain kids who are tired of being cooped up at home? Try some of these parent-approved games and activities.

1.Build a Fort

50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
Photo ParentsMap

Who doesn’t love a fort on a stormy day? It’s a great indoor activity for kids that can also exercise their motor skills. Let your child gather blankets, pillows, cardboard boxes, and chairs. Use them to make a pillow fort they can climb inside. Bring a flashlight and some stuffed animals and make it a party!

“A fort made with blankets and pillows, a stack of books, and ‘air conditioning’ in the form of a fan. Spontaneous backyard art... A completely homemade puppet show theater and finger puppets, which Sophie later used to give me a show… Making a ‘museum’ out of playroom toys.… Creating decorations from craft supplies.... Outside mud kitchen play.”

2.Write a Letter

Did you know that handwriting, coloring, and cutting are a great way for children to practice fine motor skills? Get out fun stationary or plain paper and envelopes and let your children decorate the paper. Help them write a letter to a distant relative or old friend. Writing a letter can also help with their communication skills. If they’re too young to write, have them make a card with illustrations. Teach them how to address the letter and explain the how postage and stamps work.

3.Sock Puppets

Here’s an easy crafting activity that will last a while. Do you have any lonely, single socks lying around that just can’t seem to find a partner? Have some fun making them into sock puppets with your child. Use markers to draw faces and scissor to cut a mouth. You can then put on a puppet show with your sock puppets!

4.Dress Up

Start a costume bin in your house. Fill it with your clothes from past decades, old Halloween costumes, and goofy finds from thrift stores. Whenever your little one is looking for something fun to do, pull out the costume bin and let them step into character!

5.Imaginary Creatures

Let your child invent an imaginary pet. It can be a pet they wish they had or it doesn’t even have to be a real animal. Sometimes the mythical, made-up animals are more fun. Does it have the body of an eagle and the tusks of an elephant? Can it fly? Can it swim, but only in pools? Have your child come up with a name and story for their creature. Your child can draw pictures to tell the story of how their creature came to be.

6.Tea Party

50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
Photo The Spruce

Let your child don their fancy clothes and gather all their stuffed animal buddies. Perhaps you can play the butler and serve “tea” as your child leads conversations with his/her friends. We tend to think of communication milestones and language development when our children are learning their first words, but language development doesn’t end there. Did you know your child is learning to hold conversations and communicate socially when they play?

7.E-visit the Louvre

Transport you and your family to Paris, France by taking a digital tour of one of the most famous international museums, the Louvre.

8. Bake together

Cookies, cakes, brownies. Anything! Baking is a great lesson in measuring, ingredients, and of course, making delicious goodies.

9. Ice paint

Paint and ice cubes: Ice paint time!

10. Have an indoor picnic

50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
Photo Deets on Eats

Grab a sheet, whatever food you have, and enjoy a living room picnic (without the ants). You can even play that memory game at the same time: “I’m going to a picnic and I’m bringing…” Each person takes turns remembering (in order) what everyone is bringing and then adds one thing each turn.

11.FaceTime family members

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.

12. Train the dog

No, seriously, this could be a good one. If the family dog doesn’t know how to sit or stay, start there. If he’s ready to move onto more complex tricks, try focusing on training an hour a day. You can move onto down and roll-over.

13.Have a Family Game Night

Looking for family activities kids of all ages can take part in? Then look no further than a family game night! Can’t find the right game to play? Check out this list of family-approved games, including everything from card games to games that will get everyone moving and working their motor skills.

14.Close your Eyes and Guess Game

This is a fun game to play to help with your child’s sensory development. Just like the name suggests, you take turns closing your eyes for this game. Brush a mystery object on your child’s hand and let them describe how the object feels and then guess what it might be. Try a feather, piece of fruit, or book. This game makes children use their sense of touch in place of vision relying on sensory integration skills to do so.

15.Cook a meal or bake some cake or cookies

Cooking of baking together is a fun indoor activity for kids no matter what age. A weekly cook up also makes a great tradition for families too. Kids can help stir, use cookie cutters, and of course taste test. If you choose an easy recipe you can get older kids to do most of the work while you supervise. THIS SITE has a great range of kid friendly recipes and things you can do at home with kids.

16.Make a home cinema with popcorn and movies

If you can’t go to the movies, a fun activity for kids at home can be making your own cinema. Close the blinds, turn off the lights, make some popcorn and put a film on and there you are.

17.Listen to an astronaut read from space

Storytime From Space is unlike any other kind of storytime; NASA astronauts read stories to kids while they float around in space.

18. Take a tour of a farm

Learn about what it takes to run a farm, meet farm animals, and more by taking a virtual farm tour on Farm 360.

19. Create an animal fact sheet

Have your child pick an animal. Can they make a fact sheet, listing everything they know about that animal? Now, do some research. After learning a little bit more about that animal, have your child add new facts to the sheet about what they learned.

50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored Working Online From Home 50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored Working Online From Home

Working online is popular these days but what if you get bored with working from home? Read on to know the fun & useful things ...

20. Do a yoga class on YouTube

50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
Photo yoga for kids

If you can’t go outside, another way to have the kids exercise is do some yoga. There are some fantastic Yoga For Kids Videos on You Tube including our favourite, Cosmic Yoga which you can watch free online. Make it a daily routine and help kids become stronger, calmer, and wiser. It is one of the best exercises for kids to do at home.

21.Make slime

There’s a bunch of different ways to make slime but if you’re just getting started, the below tutorial is perfect for beginners.

22.Practice spelling

Ready for the next national spelling bee? Make practicing spelling fun by computing your child’s vocabulary words to Spellingcity, where you can turn vocab words into spelling lessons.

23. Join a free virtual arts & crafts lesson

McHarper Manor is offering a free arts and crafts lesson on Facebook Live every day at 1 PM EST. You can check out their supply list for what you’ll need for the first few projects on their website.

24.Try origami

Might as well hone our origami skills, right? Learn how to make dozens of origamis: dinosaurs, swans, frogs, and more.

25.Make a time capsule

There’s nothing like opening time capsules for a dose of nostalgia. Instruct your child to collect items from the year such as toys, collectables or anything that reminds them of the time that they are living in and put it in an airtight box. Hide the box in the basement, attic or somewhere why it stays safe for years. Write the date on which you all agree to open it on.

26.Make a when I grow up poster

One of the best ways to kill boredom is to get creative and imaginative. Let their imaginations run wild and make a list of all the things they would do as adults. The best ones can be turned into a drawing which includes them in their costume and the rest of the family standing with them.

27.Re-organize the room

If you are willing to pitch in with a good reward, in the end, cleaning and re-organizing the room won’t be something they would groan about. Try and move a few things around, replace something old or anything that gives the place a fresh feel. If the room is too boring, ask them to help you out in the kitchen.

28.Take a mindful walk

A mindful walk is different from a regular walk where you go with an agenda. During a mindful walk, take time to notice small details which you otherwise wouldn’t, such as the sounds, the animals, the birds and the smell of the air. You could also observe the pavement, the clouds in the sky, direction of the wind and walk without intending to go somewhere.

29.Create a Bowling Alley

Get creative using items such as cups, toilet paper rolls, action figures, etc. to set up as pins to create a bowling alley in your hallway. Use a ball and let the kids take turns bowling while keeping score.

30.Tie Dye

50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
Photo At Charlotte House

This may be a messy activity but a fun one. I would suggest going outside for it. Use some items around your house that would be fun to tie dye such as a shirt, shoes, hat, socks, etc. Tie them up in fun designs with rubber bands, dip in color and allow to dry.

50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored At Home 50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored At Home

Feeling bored when you have to stay at home all day long? Try these fun activities to cheer yourself up!

31.Blow Bubbles

If you bubbles on hand, no worries. You can make them with dish soap and water and use items around your house for a wand such as a straw, toilet paper roll, etc.

32.Go Through Old Photos

This is a fun way to relive old memories by going through old photos. Kids love to see themselves as a baby and their relatives.

33.Learn How to Sew

Teach the kids how to sew something simple such as a hair scrunchie or a pillow. You can practice using old clothes, or rags lying around the house.

34.Play Bingo

If you don’t have a bingo card, no worries there are plenty of free printables online that you can print off or make your own. For markers you can use coin, goldfish crackers or chocolate chips. For prizes you can use some things around the house such as candy, pencils, and toys to reward the winners.

35.Science Experiment

You don’t need fancy equipment to do a science experiment. There are plenty of things around your house that can be turned into an experiment. Research online what you need to show the kids some really cool things.

36.Comedy Show

Kids are always telling jokes so this is the perfect opportunity to let them shine. Give them some time to prepare their jokes on an index card and let them put on a show that will make you laugh.

37.Fashion Show

Use the clothes they have to play dress up or let them go through mom and dad’s closet to create outfits. Then set up a runway so they can show off what they created.

38. Music Concert

If you have musical instruments at home, let the kids put on a music concert. If you don’t have any, you can always make your own using coffee cans for drums, cardboard and string for guitar, etc.


If you don’t have a trivia game on hand you can come up with your own trivia. Pick a topic and ask the questions to see if they can guess the answer. You can choose topics such as movies, cartoons, characters, songs, food, etc.

40. Musical Cups

Sometimes making music can be done so simply. Fill up glass cups with different amounts of water and rub you hand across the top to make music.

41. Make a Marshmallow Shooter

50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
Photo Skip To My Lou

Using PVC piping make a marshmallow shooter that shoots marshmallows out of. It’s perfectly safe as the marshmallows are soft and does not go far. Kids can have a marshmallow fight throughout the house after they build it.

42.Flashlight Tag

You can play this game indoors in the dark or outdoors at night. The person who is it gets the flashlight, counts to 50 while others hide and tries to find them by shining the flashlight beam on them and calling out their name to get them out. Once everyone is found choose a new person to be it.

43.Finger Painting

Use pudding or finger prints and let the kids create a masterpiece on a piece of paper, cardboard or outside on the sidewalk or driveway.

44. Hydro Dip

This is a fun activity if you want to make something colorful. To hydro dip give the product a base coat and let dry for 2-3 hours. Then, fill a plastic container 3/4 full with lukewarm water and spray different colors of spray paint onto the surface of the water. Then, dip your object slowly into the water and take out and allow to dry.

45. Write a Story

Kids are always telling stories. Allow them to write it down on paper, fold it and make it into a book. Then, allow them to illustrate the book to read out loud.

46.Indoor Skee Ball

Take a large piece of cardboard and lay out on ground and the end propped up. Take smaller pieces of cardboard and create circles and glue or tape on number them 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 for the points they get if the ball lands in them.

47.Two or Four Square

Remember this fun activity as a kid? Use that sidewalk chalk and create 2 or 4 squares depending on how many people are playing and grab a ball to play.

48. Paint with Water

This is something I remember doing as a kid. My grandma would give me a paint brush with a bucket of water and I would paint her porch swing over and over. If you have a paint roller that would work also.

49.Listen to an Audio Book

If you have access to going to a library, use the online option to get a free audio book to listen to. There are plenty of books to choose from and would be good for quiet time.

50.Don’t forget about Disney+!

50 Fun Things To Do With Kids When They Are Bored At Home
Photo Disney

When all else fails and you crack on the screentime rules, don’t forget Frozen 2 is now streaming on Disney+. Or if you’re a stickler, consider visiting a drive-in theatre near you for a family movie night!

50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored Working Online From Home 50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored Working Online From Home

Working online is popular these days but what if you get bored with working from home? Read on to know the fun & useful things ...

50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored At Home 50 Fun Things To Do When You Are Bored At Home

Feeling bored when you have to stay at home all day long? Try these fun activities to cheer yourself up!

Top 30 Funny Things to Ask Google Top 30 Funny Things to Ask Google

Ask Google these questions and you will have fun getting the answers.