Are your kids bored? Help them make the most of their school break with these DIY crafts and fun activities.
Published: March 25, 2021
By: Shannon Pease-Severance
Vegetable Can Pencil Holder – Glue construction paper on a recycled vegetable can and then decorate with markers, paint and crayons. For added pizzazz, glue on beads, buttons, pompoms or other crafting materials you might have on hand.
Cereal Box Drawer Dividers – Cut the bottom off a cereal box and then cover with fabric, construction paper or colorful Duct Tape. Place them in the drawer or on a tabletop and fill to the brim with tape, glue sticks, staplers, earbuds and other loose items.
LEGO Cord Holder – Put those LEGO minifigures to work by clipping their hands to phone, computer and tablet cords. It makes for a cute desktop decoration as well as an organizer.
Inspirational Messages – Encourage your kids to do their best by writing inspirational messages on a whiteboard, index card or piece of paper. They’ve got this!
Have a deck of cards? Teach your kids your favorite card game or card trick, or see how high you can build a house of cards together. Games also engage the mind. The game of Memory encourages concentration, Go Fish teaches numbers and patterns, and Slapjack promotes quick thinking. If you don’t have a deck of cards on hand, dig out some board games for a Family Game Night.
With everyone home, and dining rooms closed, you might be cooking a lot more than you used to. Have the kids help make a meal or two. Not only will it teach them the basics of cooking, but it incorporates math lessons through fractions and measurements. When your gourmet meal – or mac and cheese – is done, sit down around the table and enjoy a family meal together.
Walk the Dog
Bring Fido and take the family for an extra-long walk. Go during the day, if you can, to soak up some Vitamin D, or take a cooler nighttime stroll.
Turn up the tunes and dance, dance, dance! It will give the muscles a good stretch, get that heart pumping, and put a smile on everyone’s faces. Look for Live DJ dance parties on Instagram, such as @questlove, @dnice or @uglyprimo.