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27 Indoor Activities For Kids Stuck At Home Because Of The Coronavirus

Make being cooped up inside unforgettable.

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1. Use electrical tape to put "roads" on the floor that your kid's toy cars can drive on.

2. And while you're putting tape down, try playing indoor hopscotch!

3. Play balloon ping-pong — all you need are paper plates, paper towel rolls (or popsicle sticks), and a balloon.

4. Your kids can also play ACTUAL ping-pong indoors even if you don't have a ping-pong table.

5. Put a bar of soap in the microwave to make soap clouds.

6. Hang a target to test your kid's paper airplane tossing abilities.

7. Try experimenting with water marbles.

Now these are cool. Get a 2-ounce pack from Amazon for $5.95.

8. Try out some kid-friendly yoga lessons to keep your kids centered and limber.

View this video on YouTube

YouTube is loaded with kid-friendly yoga videos. The popular video above takes kids on a Frozen-inspired yoga adventure.

9. Put hot water on leftover Skittles to create pretty patterns.

10. Make fireworks in a jar using water, oil, and food coloring.

11. Play "The Donut Game" — which is like Jenga with stuff you have around the house.

Kids pull out pencils until the (cardboard) donut falls! Learn more at Playtivities.

12. Have kids cut out hands and then apply nail polish to them.

13. If your kids love slime, they'll have a blast making foam dough.

14. Little kids can give their plastic toys a bath.

15. Penny games are fun for kids to play — and all you need are some pennies!

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Kids can stack them, try to toss them into cups, and more! Learn details here.

16. Turn a milk jug into a storm trooper helmet from Star Wars.

Find the DIY on Filth Wizard!

17. Tape papers towel rolls to the wall to keep toddlers busy.

18. Older kids will enjoy the same idea — just jazzed up a little.

19. Painter’s tape and some balled-up newspaper are all you need for this “sticky spiderweb” activity.

20. Preschoolers can continue to learn how to draw letters with an easy-to-make sugar-writing tray.

21. Make a bowl of popcorn and challenge your kids to play the Popcorn Olympics.

22. Let your kids draw on the walls — that is, after putting up butcher paper or something similar.

23. Play kid-friendly games on Amazon Echo/Dot or Google Home.

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There are a LOT more fun games kids can play than you may realize. Here's a good list for Amazon Alexa, and here's one for Google Home.

Get an Amazon Echo from Amazon for $49.99 and a Google Home from Target for $99.99.

24. Balloon rockets are super fun and — bonus! — teach an important science lesson.

25. Cut a pool noodle in half to make a marble racetrack.

26. Freeze water to play mini ice hockey.

Find a tutorial, plus a number of game ideas, on Playtivities.

27. If all else fails...let your kids play dress up in the far end of your closet.


Do you have some clothes you haven't worn in a long time? Or ones that aren't dear to you (extra points for wacky hats)? Kids LOVE to play dress up, and getting to do it in some of your clothes will be extra exciting.