100 Ways To Keep Your Kids Away From The Couch! TV Free Activities!

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  • Gather the rainbow!  Mix up a batch of colorful fun.  Add food dye to pasta for a fun sensory bin.
  • Create a bouquet of roses – all you need are some paper plates!
  • Race your cars, powered by balloons, across a room.
  • POst ideas:  Paint Chip Roundup
  • Mop the floor – in your socks.  Get sudsy with this homemade cleaning recipe.
  • Upgrade some treasured toys – use stickers, foam and paint to redecorate them.
  • Sew a pillow buddy for a friend.
  • Make TP tube people, put on a play
  • Create giant blocks, and make a backyard tower.
  • Decorate old outlet covers to be eyes, noses and mouths for play dough play.  Fun and easy to clean.
  • Go fly a plane!  Make one from an egg carton.  You can cut and then decorate your carton to be a fun glider.
  • Collect all the cardboard tubes and bottle caps that you can find.  Make a tube train
  • Go get a handful of paint chips and make monster puzzles.
  • Chop up your crayons and heat them in the oven on low – paint with your melted crayon bits!
  • Play a prank on a family member.  Make a batch of the grossest fake snot – ever!

 

  • Build a fort.  Too cool and your kids are learning about geometry and developing spatial awareness at the same time!
  • Play with cardboard boxes.  Make an aquarium for all the imaginary fish you can come up with!
  • Build a tower out of disposable cups.  Use straws and Q-tips and blow “darts” at your tower to watch it topple.
  • Make a pinball drop for a pingpong ball to drop from.  This one is made from a box and craft sticks!
  • Pretend you are an archeaologist and dig up dinosaur bones from a “tar” pit.
  • Create Kinetic Sand and pck one of these ten ways to play with it!
  • Magnetic Mud is easy to make, if you have the supplies, and mesmerizing!
  • Paper dolls are fun to create, color and decorate, and then to play with in pretend worlds.  Print up a set for free.
  • Make a bedtime sensory bottle, and count the stars in the dark.
  • Play Kerplunk – only make the game yourself using a pot and pom-poms!
  • Make a yarn maze in a laundry basket – your tots will love fishing items through the leveled web of yarn.
  • Give your kids a challenge – fill a bag with random supplies and sit back and watch the marvels your kids will make!
  • Create puzzles from Craft Sticks for your kids to exchange and solve with each other.
  • Say no to boredum with the help of smile coupons.  Ask your kids to think of ways to make others smile.
  • Gluten-free, safe play dough for kiddos who have gluten sensitivity – your kids can even eat this play recipe!
  • Go BIG.  Make a gianormous dry erase mat for your kids to doodle over using a shower curtain.
  • How fun!  Make playdough for your kids out of marshmallows!  You can eat it afterwards for a sugar rush.
  • Frozen Sparkly Paint – Making ice paints is a great way to cool as you play.
  • Send your toys on an expedition!  Make a LEGO zipline across a room in your house, fasten your toys and watch them soar across the room.
  • Aqua Sand – it’s mesmerizing and will keep your kids entertained pouring sandi into water and pulling it back out again – dry!
  • Don’t let the brain cells die during summer brain.  Keep building nuerons (and develop empathy) with thisbrain-building trick.  
  • Whip up a batch of super soft playdough – you only need two ingredients.
  • Mix oil and water together with whisks.  Watch how the globs stay separate.  Add a couple eye droppers and food dye for an afternoon of play.
  • Practice spatial awareness and fine motor skills by building a cup tower with your kids.  It’s harder than it looks!
  • Peanut butter Play dough is super tasty and fun to play with.  Your kids will love it!

 

  • Bust out the Legos and have a brick building contest.  To contain your bricks use a kiddie pool.
  • Make puppets – and have a show.  These wiry puppet skeletons are fun and easy to make.
  • Whip up a batch of play!  There are more than 50 recipes of fun for your kids to choose from!  Boredom is banished!
  • Get colorful.  Make a batch of mom-made paint for your kids to play with and create.
  • Go Big!  You can transform giant foam blocks, recycled from old furniture cushions, into a giant crash mat.  Hours of fun!
  • Play line dominos – make a set of cards or stones with wiggly lines for your kids to line up into a “train”.
  • Be a rainmaker.  Fill a cup with water and top with shaving cream.  Drip food dye onto the top of the fluff and watch it rain through to the water.
  • Paint the colors of the rainbow, on your driveway.
  • Paging fun moms frozen dough
  • Make crayon wands!  Melt your crayon scraps and fill straws to make these fun instruments of creativity.
  • Sing a song together – one that requires whole body motions!
  • Make a busy bag for your kids to create and explore.
  • Get crazy with a DIY Geoboard.  Use colorful bits of yard and even elastic and other textures to make shapes.

 

  • Get Colorful!!  With your cookies.  Make a batch of Unicorn Poop – your kids will think it’s hilarious!
  • Create a set of moustache clings – you can decorate your face on the mirror.
  • Simple play ideas are the best!  Line a set of stairs with boxes and drive your cars down them.
  • Pass a smile forward.  Create a list of cards with things that will make people smile.  Share them!
  • Paint… in the bath tub!  The perks of this recipe is that there is no clean up.  Genius!
  • Dual with the forces.  Transform the cardboard tubes from wrapping paper into lightsabers.
  • Enjoy peppermint patties – in play dough form!  This edible recipe is tasty (make in small batches – you’ll get a sugar rush).
  • Watch balls drop with a ping-pong roller coaster.  You can make this one from cardboard tubes and magnets and put it on your fridge.
  • Rube Goldberg machienes are fascinating!  Look around your house and see what you can use to create your own giant machiene.
  • Make a mat to play hopscoth on!  You can roll it out for play and clean up is a breeze!
  • Ink Blot Monsters are a super easy and fun craft for kiddos!
  • Transform a set of old cans into a banging machiene – all you need are some balloons.  DIY Drums!
  • Watch your milk explode with color!  Add some food dye and soap.
  • Create a set of paper dolls for your child to decorate and play with!

 

  • Turn up the music and exercise together.  If possible, try bringing your family-friendly workout outdoors.
  • Refuse to listen to your kids say I’m Bored.  You can make a list of chores or even activity ideas.  When your kids are bored they can draw from the jar.
  • Raid the recycle bin.  Make a set of wacky characters from the clean trash in your bin.
  • Be silly together.  Take selfies with your phone, print them out and doodle on your faces.
  • Make a pretend cooking stove from a box.  Have fun making magical meals.
  • Watch it fall.  Create a set of funnels that dump into a box and drop stuff through them.  Fun!
  • CLoud Dough.  This stuff is great, so light and fluffy but it acts a bit like sand.  You can build with this dough.
  • Love fairies?  Make a fairy condo building!  Use random boxes and bits of wrapping paper to make it a home.
  • Jump and skip – with a DIY jump rope.  This classic is a blast and great to get kids moving when they are solo.
  • Make a foldable doll house.  You can bring this toy with you anywhere for on-the-go-play.
  • Ice!  It’s cold and fascinating!  Fill cups with colored water, freeze them, and watch the ice mix and melt as you add salt to the blocks.
  • Whip up a batch of melting ice cream play dough.  This recipe tastes horrid, but is tot safe and smells and acts just like ice cream.
  • We did this and it was a blast!!  Make a giant bubble tent.  Tape ends of a tarp together and add a fan,  The result is fun!
  • Have a balancing battle.  Stack a book on your head and walk around an obstacle.  Try it again with a pencil on your nose.   Or holding a basket on a ball.
  • Explore kinetic energy with exploding popsicle sticks.  Stack the sticks and watch them blow!
  • Make a ball pit!!  Or a balloon Pit!  Your kids will be lost in the balls for hours.
  • Candy Ink.  Yumm!!  Fill a glue bottle with concentrated jello and paint away – it’s edible art!
  • Solve a puzzle, like this DIY marble maze.  Your kids can make them and then swap to solve the maze puzzles.
  • Make a globe, from straws.  Who knew you could bend and build such cool structures from straws.
  • Got Rythmn?  Want it?  Look around your house for different surfaces to bang on – like trash cans, or even the washer machiene.

 

  • Build with TP tubes.  Decorate them to look like houses, cut slits and stack.
  • Get goofy with some giggy goggles.  Here is a set that you can print up, deocrate and be super silly with.  We suggest you print them onto cardstock paper.
  • Build a house with a deck of cards.  It is harder than it looks!
  • Make a sidewalk mosaic with items you can find in your yard.  Love textures!
  • Finger Paint!  Mix up a batch with your kids favorite colors.  Add jello powder to make it scented paint.
  • Watch lemon juice bubble and pop!  This experiment smells delish, is taste safe, and is a great example of chemical reactions for kids.
  • Exercise!!  It’s easy to be fit with these ABC moving games.
  • Fold paper to make boxes.  You can build towers with them!
  • Create origami.  This is an origami eyeball that you can make – it actually blinks.
  • Let your inner monster free with these ping-pong ball creatures.
  • SLIME!!  Make it glow with this fun recipe.
  • Sew.  Fine motor skills are gained through sewing.  Create a sewing project for your kids from cardboard.
  • Garden.  Plant some seeds in your backyard and watch them grow.

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