Things to Do If You Are Stuck Inside with Your Kids

Don’t let cabin fever get you down.

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March 14, 2020
By: Amanda Mushro

Photo By: Nattakorn Maneerat / EyeEm

How to Keep Your Family Entertained

It doesn’t take long for cabin fever to set in when you have kids. After a few games, some screen time and lots of snacks, you can expect to hear, “Mom, I’m bored.” So, if you and your kids are going to be spending some quality time inside your home, here’s a few things you’ll want to help keep them entertained.

Comic Book Kit

If you’ve got a creative kid who loves to tell stories, this comic book kit is perfect for days when they need something to spark their creativity. The kit comes with everything your young author and artist needs to make their very own comic book or graphic novel, including: two blank cell books, washable markers, stencil templates for thought bubbles and speech, stamps and ink pads.

BUY IT: Amazon, $20

Cupcake Decorating

Break out the box of cupcake mix and icing and let your kids decorate your baked creation. We love that baking and decorating does double duty as an activity and a snack. If you have a unicorn fan in your house, they will love that this set comes with fun cupcake liners, sprinkles and unicorn horns.

BUY IT: Walmart, $11

Arts and Craft Supplies

From metallic pom poms and glitter glue pens, to lots of colorful construction paper, cabin fever can be beat with some serious craft time. This giant container of craft supplies is perfect for letting your kids get creative and making just about anything they want. Plus, there are many goodies available, so the kit is perfect for keeping children entertained in a pinch. You’ll be able to bring this tool out over and over again.

BUY IT: Amazon, $18

Play-Doh Set

Who doesn’t love to play, squish and create with Play Doh? This Kitchen Creations Delightful Donuts kit is great for kids and adults, and will give everyone a much needed break in the day. Start by making a few donuts that look good enough to eat, then start all over and form new creations.

BUY IT: Target, $10

Lego Kit

Put down the screens and encourage your kids to tap into their engineering skills. This Lego Friends building kit transforms into six different scenes so your little builder can have hours of construction fun. When they are done building, just toss all of the pieces back inside the purple storage box.

BUY IT: Walmart, $40

Board Games

Update your family board games with a few new favorites and a few throwbacks, too. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our current favorites.

Hover Ball

Just because everyone is stuck inside doesn’t mean your kids can’t burn off some energy. This soccer hover ball will get your kids moving and grooving around your home as the ball “hovers” on the floor. The extra padding and foam around the ball ensures that nothing will be damaged when it bounces off the wall or furniture.

BUY IT: Walmart, $10

Mess Free Coloring

If your toddler loves to color but you don’t love the mess, then you need a set of Crayola Color Wonder makers. These specially designed markers only draw on Color Wonder paper. So, even if your budding artist starts to draw on the walls or floor, no ink will come out. This set comes with paper, markers, stamps, ink pad and stickers, and stays nicely inside the kit until it’s time for your kids to create.

BUY IT: Amazon, $14

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