There is nothing like being stuck at home with nothing to do. Sometimes we have to get creative with what we have, especially when the kids are nagging saying they are bored. These activities you can do indoors and outdoors, and will make your kids think you are the best parent ever, trust me!

We have an amazing list that is guaranteed to bust boredom making everyone a lot happier, and the kids tired for bedtime, YES! There are things for young kids, older kids, tweens, teens, and we CAN’T forget the parents, because we too get bored. Even things for the adults to do while the kids go to bed… you’re welcome. 😉

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Activities For Toddlers

Playing is the best way for toddlers to learn. It keeps them engaged and helps them remember what they are learning. Making it a fun and positive experience, they won’t even know that they are learning. Take this time to challenge all parts are their development, and continue to bond with your child. 

Energy Busting Activities for Kids 1-4

 

Crafts For Toddlers

Paper Plate Apple LacingThis is such a cute and entertaining crafts for toddlers, great for their fine motor skills tool. (via kids craft room)

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Easter Chick Fork PaintingSuch a cute Easter crafts to do. They can make them all sorts of colors and used the fork to make other figures to go along with the chick. (via Mas and Pas)

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Sunny Rainbow CraftSuch a cute and fun crafts for toddlers to do, and hang it up in their room for a little decor. (via easy peasy and fun)

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Jumping Bunny Cup This is such a cute little educational learning craft for kids. Great for Easter, and learning about force and elasticity. (via Mombrite)

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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Book CraftA fun reading and craft idea for kids to do. It will keep them engaged in the book and learn to love to read. They will love to make these mice and even bake cookies. (via everyday mom squad)

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Ocean Themed CraftsThese are super cute that you kids will love to make. You can make them and turn their bedroom into an aquarium. (via the chirping moms)

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Butterfly HandPrintA very cute and simple crafts you kids will love to make and it will keep them occupied even after, because they can fly them around outside like real butterflies. (via the best ideas for kids)

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Activities For Older Kids

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I know at this age it seems like nothing can wear your kids out, they are full of energy and all you want is for them to get their energy out so you can relax. These energy busting activities will do just that, and they will have the time of their lives doing it. They will create memories that will be cherished forever. 

  • Have a scavenger hunt around the house or neighborhood
  • Make an obstacle course
  • Go outside and explore bugs
  • Go outside and explore nature
  • Play with nerf guns
  • Paint outdoors
  • Camp in the backyard or living room
  • Make a bird feeder or birdhouse
  • Make a lazer wall using tape
  • Make different activity centers
  • Go out and look at the stars
  • Make a paper airplane
  • Decorate a shirt
  • Ride a bike
  • Jump rope
  • Play with a ball outside
  • Make bead jewelry
  • Have a pajama party
  • Make a fort
  • Play hide and seek
  • Have a flashlight war
  • Watch the clouds
  • Freeze tag
  • Play red light green light
  • Play dodge ball
  • Make shadow puppets
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Have a picnic in the living room or backyard
  • Play a board game
  • Fly a kite
  • Go for a walk
  • Play hangman or tic tac toe
  • Learn life skills around the house
  • Play duck duck goose
  • Play Simon Says
  • Paint a rock pet
  • Make Easter eggs
  • Play I Spy
  • Learn sign language
  • Write a letter and send it to someone
  • Build with legos
  • Kiwi Box/ Atlas Box
  • Science For Kids

Crafts for Big Kids

Coffee Filter DancersThese are super cute and adorable crafts your kids will love to do and love to play with afterwards. (via one little project)

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Build A Dog CraftThis free printable is so cute for your kids to do, they will love it. They can pretend it’s their pet and name it too. 🙂 (via simple mom project)

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Rocket CraftEvery kids love rocketships. You can make a lot of these and turn their bedroom into outerspace. (via simple everyday mom)

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Paper Plate Jelly FishThis is a super cute project for you child to do. They will love it and is a cute decor for their room. (via non toy gifts)

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Egg Carton FlowerA cute and clever way to use recycled items and create something fun. My kids loved this! (via iheart art n crafts)

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Unicorn CraftThis craft is so cute and pretty, unicorns are the thing now with kids and what a fun way to reused all the toilet paper rolls you may have. 😉 (via meraki mother)

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Activities For Tweens

It’s almost impossible to get tweens off their electronics. But if they had a list of things they can choose from that sounds totally fun, then chances are they will find something else to do. This list is full of creative “outside of the box” activities, so you don’t hear “I’m so bored” all the time. 

Boredom Busting Activities For Tweens 10-12

  • Wash the car
  • Wash the dog
  • Learn new life skills
  • Plant a garden
  • Write a story
  • Write an autobiography
  • Have a fashion show
  • Rearrange your bedroom
  • Redecorate your bedroom
  • Have a spa day at home
  • Have a talent show in your living room
  • Build a house of cards
  • Play a board game
  • Play H-O-R-S-E or around the world
  • Make music from items around the house
  • Play capture the flag
  • Go on a hike
  • Ride your bike
  • Do a blind taste test
  • Do a word search or crossword puzzle
  • Read
  • Play your music loud and dance in your room
  • Call a friend
  • Start a journal
  • Play video games or computer games
  • Learn how to read a map
  • Do a puzzle
  • Learn a new language
  • Play truth or dare
  • Draw/paint
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Mel Science
  • Build something
  • Build with legos
  • Kiwi Co Box

Crafts for Tweens

Tie-Dye Beach Towel What a fun craft to do, and a way for you kid to  show your creativity and express themselves.(via mom endeavors

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Decorate A Tote Bag This is a fun and inexpensive way to for you child to get creative and have fun. (via small friendly)

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Origami Heart Bookmark This is a fun creative thing to learn, and maybe a way to get them to want to read. (via childhood 101)

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Stamp Your Shoes This is a great way for kids to express themselves and have a one of a kind pair of shoes. (via happiness is homemade)

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Folded Paper Bracelets Have fun are these, it takes me back. You child will love to make these and even make them for friends and family members. (via pickle bums)

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Weave Craft These are a really creative way to pass up time if you tween is saying they are bored. They can get as creative as they want, and super cute room decor. (via art bar blog)

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Activities For Teens

Teens are like the tween age, they don’t want to be cooped up in the house, but when they don’t really have a choice this list will help them be productive and find something fun to do, when they get tired of making TicTok videos…(if that will ever happen.)

Boredom Busting Activities For Teens

  • Bake something
  • Cook a meal
  • Learn to paint
  • Learn to draw
  • Write a book
  • Learn a new language
  • Look into colleges or careers that interest you
  • Learn a new basic life skill
  • Play video games or computer games
  • Organize your room
  • Give your room a new look
  • Play a board game
  • Read
  • Walk your dog
  • Help organize a room in the house
  • Start a scrapbook
  • Go through childhood memories
  • Do a brain teaser like a Sudoku, crossword puzzles, word search
  • Ride a bike or skateboard
  • Pamper yourself
  • Start a journal
  • Play darts or ping pong
  • Brainstorm business ideas
  • Learn a new hobby
  • Learn how to knit or crotchet
  • Learn a new instrument
  • Listen to music
  • Dance in your room
  • Call a friend
  • Make a bucket list
  • Do something nice for someone
  • Go through your things and donate 
  • Do yoga
  • If nice outside lay in the grass and look up into the sky
  • If it’s snowing play in the snow
  • Look through family photos
  • Drive around town to explore
  • Watch old movies
  • Binge-watch your favorite shows

Crafts for Teens

Wish Bracelet These are really cute and simple to make. Perfect to make for them to make for friends or a family member’s birthday. (via happy hour projects)

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Yard Wrapped Letters These are really cute! A great way to decorate their bedroom or their dorm when they move to college. (via art bar blog)

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Anthropology Art Mug These are such a good idea, get your creative juice flowing, and a great way to express yourself. How cute are these!? (via home heart craft)

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Sharpie Flower Pot This is a creative way to give your flowers and house a cute little pop. A great things for the whole family to do, even little kids. (via diycandy)

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Straw Weaving This is such a fun way to make a cute and fun bracelet or get creative with what you can make. (via one little project)

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Yarn Pom Pom Garland Need a way to decor at your bedroom or chang it up a bit, these pom pom garlands are super cute and easy to make. ( via she saved)

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DIY Dream Catcher These are a great way to be creative with your time. They also make a great gift for someone. This post shows so many styles that you can learn to make. (via it’s me jd)

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DIY String Art These are a lot of fun to do. There are so many different patterns and designs you can do. A perfect art decor for your bedroom. (via hello creative family

Activities For Moms and Dads

Um, kids aren’t the only ones that get bored with the same things to do every single day. This list is for moms and dads who need to have fun also, but maybe they aren’t able to leave the house or don’t want to spend a lot of money doing so. So, here are things to kill your boredom too. 

Boredom Busting Activities For Adults

  • Read
  • Learn a new language
  • Go for a walk
  • Hike
  • Exercise
  • Cook something you never have before
  • Organize your house
  • Donate belongings you don’t want
  • Pamper yourself
  • Learn how to build something
  • Learn how to fix something
  • Find a new hobby
  • Do brain teaser games or puzzles
  • Have a sip and paint at home
  • Have a date night at home
  • Have fun in the bedroom
  • Watch a movie together
  • Give each other a massage
  • Start a journal
  • Color adult coloring pages
  • Garden
  • Knit or crochet or learn how
  • Learn to draw
  • Listen to music
  • Do yoga
  • Take an online class or course
  • Rearrange the house
  • Redecorate the house
  • Clean out the garage
  • Binge-watch a show
  • Have a video game marathon
  • Play a board game
  • Play scrabble
  • Take a nap
  • Take a slow bath

 

Activities For Family Time

There’s nothing like making memories as a family. Even in the hardest times, we can still try to find the best of it, and try to laugh. These are fun activities you can do as a family when you are stuck at home, or can’t spend a lot of money. Who says you need to go out to have fun? Bring the party to your house! 

 Activities for Families Quality Time

  • Go for a walk
  • Play in the backyard
  • Build a fort together
  • Camp in the backyard or living room
  • Read
  • Watch a movie and eat popcorn
  • Bake something
  • Play a board game
  • Have a race
  • Teach how to fix something around the house
  • Play hide and seek
  • Have a Nerf war or Laser war
  • Paint on canvas
  • Build something with legos
  • Play catch
  • Have a dance party
  • Throw a party just because
  • Have a water fight outside
  • Garden
  • Fly a kite
  • Play video games
  • Have a karaoke night
  • Have a blanket pulling race
  • Stargaze at night when it’s nice out
  • Play kickball
  • Build a birdhouse

 

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