Save it for a Rainy Day
Write Made Snail Mail Cards
Have your children pick out two or three people they’d like to write to. It may be a friend or a relative, after all we have been in quarantine for quite some time. Your kids will be practicing penmanship skills without even knowing it!
Oobleck + Seussville
Whether your child is a fan of Dr. Seuss or not, making homemade goop aka oobleck is full of fun. At one moment it’s a solid, and the next a liquid. The fun even continues after it is made, as goop is silly and quite riveting to play with!
If you don’t have the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, you can check out Seussville online for interactive fun in conjunction with this activity.
Bake A Cake
Mug cake is hassle free (and delicious!) to make with your kids. Since you just pop it in the microwave, you’re not only cutting your “baking” time to about a minute, but you get a delicious dessert without heating up the house – making it the perfect summer treat!
Bring the Outdoors In
Indoor camping is just a matter of setting the scene. With the right food and the right décor, your kids will get an outdoor camping experience inside your own home!
Instead of pitching a tent, have them make a fort out of pillow and blankets. When it’s ready for dinner, turn on a fireplace video, and enjoy a cookout inspired menu. From burgers and pigs in a blanket to topping the night off with S'mores, your kids with be ready to curl up in their tent for a solid night’s rest.
Plan a scavenger hunt around your house where your kids have to find an object that starts with each letter of the alphabet. You can even give your kids an incentive to play by making it a soft competition. Maybe winner gets to pick what's for dinner?
Craft A Personal Pizza
Bake your own personal pizzas and make dinner fun, rather than a hassle! With everyone involved, your kids are not only guaranteed to love their own meal but learn a few culinary skills while doing it. All you need is personal pizza dough for each member, flour, tomato sauce and an assortment of toppings!