50 Fun Activities For Bored Kids (Ages 6-12)

A lot of kids are bored out of their minds being on quarantine from this Coronavirus.  I decided to create a list of things they can do besides watching TV and playing with video games.  Here is the list I came up with:  
  1. Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape
  2. Find things in the clouds
  3. 3-legged races
  4. Play “I Spy”
  5. Make some playdough
  6. Play a board game
  7. Play 20 Questions
  8. Read a book
  9. Color or Paint
  10. Draw a picture (or learn to draw)
  11. Make friendship bracelets
  12. Go for a bike ride
  13. Make paper fidget spinners. Instructions here– from http://www.familiesfirstindiana.org
  14. Re-decorate your room
  15. Go camping in the living room
  16. Make a cardboard fort
  17. Create your own TV show
  18. Make a tie blanket
  19. Play dress up with mom and dad’s clothes
  20. Make your own popsicles
  21. Start a garden
  22. Make a bucket list
  23. Play Simon Says
  24. Eat a food you’ve never tried
  25. Wash the dog
  26. Water balloon fight
  27. Play cards
  28. Make paper airplanes
  29. Make a necklace out of beads or pasta
  30. Do a fashion show
  31. Make a time capsule
  32. Have a pillow fight
  33. Do science experiments
    • Egg drop
    • Make elephant toothpaste
    • Soda and Mentos
    • Invisible Ink
  34. Make slime
  35. Make string art – seen HERE
  36. Play catch
  37. Put on a puppet show
  38. Hopscotch
  39. Make art with sidewalk chalk
  40. Have thumb wars
  41. Do a puzzle
  42. Build something with Legos
  43. Jump rope
  44. Play in the sprinkler (summer) or go sledding (winter)
  45. Bob for apples
  46. Have a dance party
  47. Rock painting
  48. Hide and seek
  49. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe
  50. Play freeze tag or red rover


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