Kids Activities to Creatively Pass the Time
Finding activities for kids has always been a big part of being a parent. During these tough times, giving kiddos things to do has gone from a part-time gig to a full-time challenge for many of us. To help out a little, we’ve compiled this list of kids activities to creatively pass the time.
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All the coloring pages
Here’s every coloring page on the site. Kids (and adults) love coloring. (Yes, some of them are for distant holidays, but we assure you littles will not care.)
All the cupcakes
Likewise, here are all of our most-loved cupcake posts. If you have the supplies on hand, kids will love creating everything from a baby bunny to a llovely llama.
Teach kids how to write letters
It’s an excellent time to write a letter to friends and family they miss. Teach them with these tips.
Craft a tote-ally awesome T-shirt tote
Make a sew or no-sew T-shirt bag with supplies you have on hand.
Stake out family fun with a camp IN
Camp indoors with these fun craft ideas and tasty treat ideas. (We originally posted this for Christmas fun, you’ll love it any time.)
How to make a T-shirt pillow
Who doesn’t love a soft new pillow? (And yes—we have a lot of ideas for old tees.)
DIY macramé keychains
Macramé made easy! Adorable DIY keyrings that use stuff you probably have on hand—make them as simple or as fancy as you’d like.
DIY vegetable stamps
Try fruit and vegetable stamping: It’s creative. It’s easy. It uses vegetables that may be past their “best by” date.
DIY Scavenger Hunt
Turn giving a gift into an event—perfect for birthdays and anniversaries. Or take turns making scavenger hunts to find treats, toys, or love notes.
Family movie time
Gather the family on the couch for a movie night. Make one of these delicious Hallmark movie-inspired flavored popcorn.
Simple Easter activities for kids
Looking for a simple way to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday with the kids? Check out these ideas.
Creative Easter crafts for all ages
Decorate your table, porch or patio with simple paper crafts—pinwheels, garlands, baskets and placecards.
Spring on the fun with these easy Easter craft ideas
From egg presenters to treat bag toppers, here’s a whole basket of Easter craft ideas made with free printables.
7 DIY Easter basket ideas
All you need are a few supplies and a spare afternoon to create your very own homemade Easter basket bonanza.
A few good eggs Easter printables
Download the free printables below, break out the crayons and let the kids create their own egg-stra fun Easter egg dioramas.
Easter eggs-travaganza: 14 favorite Easter egg ideas
Fourteen ideas to make your Easter eggs special this year.
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