I have two beautiful girls Annabelle (4) and Ella (2) that are the most important things in my life and they love doing kids activities. But let’s be honest running a business from home is not easy. I really try my best to do as much work during the day as I can so I do not have to stay up late every night.
One way I achieve this is with kids activities that keep them busy. Whether it be coloring, games, or toys I’ve got the basics down easy. his post is a roundup of activities to do with your kids that might be different than your everyday go to’s.
All of these ideas are things to do with kids near you and do not need to drive places. BONUS no getting them in and out of car seats a bunch of times. Let’s dive in and make sure to pin some of these for later.
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Activities for Toddlers
1) DIY Farm Animal Puzzle
Easy puzzle game just prints out the animals glue them on cardstock or cardboard and cut them in half. Spread em out and find the matches! Head over here to download the printables.
Want the same thing but dinosaur themed? Click here…
2) Cotton Ball Painting
NO more icky fingers. Add paint to a pan or tray and use cotton balls with close pins and have the kiddos paint away. So easy and fun. See the post here.
3) Pasta Play
This is pretty genius in my opinion and I have everything on hand. Easy as putting the pasta on the straws. I see my children being entertained for quite a while doing this one Check it out here.
4) Fruit Loop Colors
Another super easy one all you need is Fruit Loops paper and markers. Color circles and have the kids put the correct color cereal in the corresponding circles.
5) Walk the Dog
A fun interactive game. All you do is print the game and pieces out and follow the directions! Head over here to get the printables.
6) Zoo Keeper Game
Print out the pieces out like the photo and have the kids feed all the animals. Check them off as you go! Find the printables here.
7) Scavenger Hunts
Find things indoors with this printable. It has some really easy and some medium ones for toddlers.
Here is a fun outside scavenger hunt. One of my girl’s favorite things to do.
This color printable above is called Spring Break Bingo and was a huge hit. Print and find the items. She used raisins to cover the squares but try goldfish or peanuts too,
This is probably the easiest or best for toddlers scavenger hunt for outside. Download the printable here.
Timeless Kids Activities
I will share some of my work from secrets with you that allow me to get some work done. Some of them may be controversial because some parents do not allow screen time. No offense to you but skip the rest of the blog post if that’s you.
My number one thing that saves me when I need to get a project done is the girl’s tablets. Besides at home, we use them in the car all of the time. Since we live outside of town most of our car trips are at least 30 minutes each way. These hve saved my butt so many times.
Next up is Netflix. There are some really good educational shows and some movies that keep the girl’s attention for a long time! Some of their favorites are Sahara, Boss Baby, and the Pets movie.
We currently do not have cable or dish right now because when we moved we realized we didn’t really need it and only use the Amazon Fire Stick. Once you buy it, it is free after that. Saves us over $150 a month. YES!
Here are some great games or activities that my girls love. Add to an Amazon wishlist for your kiddos birthday or next Christmas.
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Hope my list gives you some fun ideas and activities to do with your kids. Working from home with kids is hard but totally doable. Let me know what your go-to projects or games for at home are below in the comments.
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