15 + Activities for Kids That Don’t Involve a Tablet

Kids are free spirits who roam around with no f#cks given, which is why they are extremely fun! Yet, when kids become bored and irritated it appears as if they’ve crawled straight from hell into your lap. I am not exaggerating, kids are extremely sweet but do not leave them bored. It is a handful of disasters waiting to happen. Depending on what time of year it is, some things may be available where others aren’t. It is your job as a parent to be this little angel’s personal entertainer especially if you do not want them whining “I’m bored” every 10 minutes or even worst entertaining themselves with hours and hours of youtube (which is extremely EXTREMELY unhealthy). Here are some activities and things to do when kids are bored at home indoors and outdoors.

How To Keep Your Kids Less Bored: Indoors

  • Play dress up with old clothes
  • Build a fort made of couch pillows and snuggies
  • Bake cupcakes or snacks with colored food dye
  • Use old boxes to make space ships/cars/houses
  • Make dioramas from old books and cut and glue into a shoe box
  • Indoor campout with fake fire logs
  • Make a bunch of different paper planes and have a air strike war
  • Play a real life version of paper toss
  • Create and indoor olympics with DIY race tracks
  • Play charades with an app
  • Organize the change jar by sorting pennies/dimes/etc and wrapping it
  • Have a present wrapping party
  • Host a tea party with different tea flavors and little snacks
  • Start a diary or journal
  • Make necklaces or bracelets from macaroni and beads
  • Learn origami
  • Make paper snowflakes and tape them up
  • Have a candy taste test
  • Balloon volleyball
  • Drawing and designing a dream bedroom
  • Rearrange a room
  • Create a family tree

    How To Keep Your Kids Less Bored: Outdoors

  • Sidewalk Chalk tic tac toe or hangman
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Building a fairy garden
  • Planting
  • Water balloon baseball
  • Stone portrait painting
  • Snail racing
  • Dog walking
  • Relay races
  • Play a game of H O R S E
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Backyard camp out
  • Make a lemonade stand
  • DIY bubble wands
  • Hoola Hoop races
  • Pack for a backyard picnic
  • Tree climbing
  • Window Painting


Check out Pinterest for an endless amount of creative activities for kids indoors and outdoors whether it is seasonal or not!


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