10 Quarantine Activities for Kids (With Free Printables)

Few of us were prepared for the challenge that is keeping your kiddos busy while working from home. But fear not, we are here to help! Our early childhood educators have prepared a series of activities that you can easily do at home using supplies that you already have or that are easy to find. 

Each activity contains a printable with complete step-by-step instructions and materials list, so you can have all this information handy for when you need it.

Most importantly, they were prepared with learning outcomes in mind, so you can make sure that your child will keep on learning and developing while at home.

For Preschoolers

Construction Paper Rainbow

This is a great activity to spark creativity and practice fine motor skills! Kiddos will create their own rainbow using colored construction paper and cotton balls. 

Salt Tray Writing

Children love to explore different mediums with their hands. This activity will let your little one explore different textures while practicing their letters, numbers and shapes as well as writing!

Soap & Pepper Hand Washing Activity

Now is a great time to teach children why washing our hands is so important! They can see exactly how soap works by repelling the pepper in the water. 

Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment

With this activity, you and your children can explore how colors melt from the Skittles to create a cool tie dye effect! 

Box Town Craft

This is an open-ended activity where children can use their imaginations and items around the house to design their very own towns!

For Toddlers

Shaving Cream Rain Clouds

In this science inspired activity, toddlers can have fun while using some fine motor skills and learning about the rain.

Lady Bug Craft

Help your toddler explore the world of insects with paint and rocks. This activity allows them to work with different textures and not be so “cookie cutter” where every craft looks the same.

Ice Cream Alphabet Matching Game

Toddlers start to recognize letters early on, so this game will be fun for matching. And what better way to introduce them to the alphabet than through ice cream?

Shaving Cream Marbling

Toddlers love to get their hands “dirty” by exploring all kinds of textures and colors. In this activity, the children will get to add different colors to the shaving cream and use a stick to swirl the colors in order to create a marbling effect.

Calm Down Sensory Bottle

Teach toddlers how to self regulate with this calm down sensory bottle. You’ll be able to get their mind off of being overwhelmed and upset to calming and soothing.

But wait, there’s more

If you love these crafts as much as we do, make sure to visit our online activity database. There you will these and many many more activities for kids at home.

Mathias Neves

Mathias is a marketing specialist with more than 8 years of experience in the field. Due to his background in engineering, he is our go-to person for crunching numbers and finding meaningful information in stats. When not at work, this soon-to-be dad can be found writing a series of books focused on mental health for children and spending time with his family.