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Kid's Activities

Ping Pong Ball Toss 

  • Use varying paper tubes in heights and use painter’s tape to tape down the floor or you can even insert them on top of a cardboard box and hot glue down. Place foil over the opening and ping pong balls on top so they don’t fall down.

  • Tip: If you have large colored plastic balls you don’t need the foil. Use a ball or make your own (we crumpled a piece of leftover foil!) to knock down the balls. Or if you have a Nerf Gun, you can use that too. 

Walk the Line

  • Create different lines on the floor and have kids follow the lines for a fun gross motor game.

Ball Straw Blower Race

  • Take two paper tubes and tape to the floor. Give each kid a straw and do a ping pong ball race!

  • If the ping pong is too easy to blow, use a heavier ball or object. Test out different ones – the experimentation in creating different variations of games is also fun! 

Paper Plate Toss

  • Take a paper towel roll and tape to the floor. Cut out inner circles from various paper plate sizes. Do a paper plate toss.

  • How many can you get in in how many seconds/minutes? Make it more challenging by scooting further back!

Line the Cars on the Line

  • You can use the same line from above and line cars along the lines. 

  • This can be any small item though! LEGO, Duplos, trains, dinosaurs, whatever your kid is into at the moment.

  1. Body Painting - Let kids paint themselves and each other with washable tempera paint, then let them wash it off in the sprinklers. Old swimsuit or clothes are recommended.

  2. Flower Painting - Dip the full flower into paint and use as a paintbrush to create unique artwork.

  3. Fly Swatter Painting - Using a fly swatter is a great twist on creating art. Choosing one with a unique pattern will enable your child to whip up a unique masterpiece.

  4. Photography Journal - Encourage your kids to record their day by taking photographs. It’s an interesting way to look at a day in their lives through images.

  5. Sun Melted Crayons - Gather up all those broken crayons along with aluminum foil, cookie cutters and a paper plate. Place foil on a paper plate then top with the cookie cutters. Add broken crayons and place in a sunny spot. Once melted, pop the newly formed crayons out of the cookie cutters. Then put your new crayons to use.

  

 Back to Nature 

  1. Build A Birdhouse - Make a birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks. Paint and hang for the birds.

  2. Camp Out in Your Backyard - Your family can enjoy the great outdoors with the comforts of home close by. Build a fire to roast hot dogs and melt marshmallows for s’mores.

  3. Design a Fairy House - Gather twigs, leaves and flowers and then add a ton of imagination to create a fairy house.

  4. Favorite Park - Get a map of your local parks. Visit them all and vote for your favorite one.

  5. Glow in the Dark - At night, catch fireflies in a jar to observe these interesting insects. Release them back to nature at the end of the evening.

  6. Bug Hunt - Grab a clipboard, a piece of paper and a marker then head outdoors. A magnifying glass and a plastic jar could be fun too. Encourage your kids to list or draw every bug they see. For an added twist, count all the ants they find.

  1. Balloon Volleyball - Set up your court by using a jump rope (or any rope) to divide your yard in two. Use a balloon for the ball and have players alternate serves. The first to 21 is the winner!   

  2. Blanket Relay - Grab some blankets (preferably old ones) and pull your partner across the lawn as fast as you can. Team members switch places to give their partner a ride to the finish line.

  3. Mini-Golf Course - Your garage probably has everything you need for this game — pool noodles, ropes, and cardboard boxes. Arrange everything on your driveway or in your yard to create your very own course.

  4. Driveway Toy Car Race - Grab any type of toy car and a couple sticks of sidewalk chalk. Draw your start and finish lines and the lane markers in the driveway, and let the races begin.

  5. Frisbee Tic Tac Toe - You will need a cheap shower curtain, colored tape and nine Frisbees. Tape the shower curtain to the ground, making a Tic-Tac-Toe grid with the tape. Stand behind a given line to throw a Frisbee on a square. Allow the players multiple tries to land in a square.

  6. Glow in the Dark Bowling - Pop glow sticks into 10 bottles of water to make bowling pins you can use at night.

  7. Lawn Twister - Use circular stencils and spray paint the game board onto your lawn for outdoor fun.

  8. Outdoor Field Hockey - Grab pool noodles, balloons and a laundry basket to create a homemade version of field hockey. Use the pool noodles as the stick to move the balloon across your lawn to score a goal in the laundry basket.

  9. Paper Boat Race - Make paper boats and race them in a kiddie pool by blowing through a straw to propel them.

  10. Obstacle Course - Use objects you already own like jump ropes, boxes and hula-hoops to create a backyard course. Your kids will be entertained and put their skills to the test. Encourage your children to change up the course with their own ideas.

  11. Shaving Cream Fight - Stock up on shaving cream. Shake can for 20 seconds, then an adult says, “Go.” Spray opponents from the neck down. Hose off when the game is over.

  12. Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest - Liven up an afternoon with some friendly competition. Challenge your kids to see who can aim the best or spit the farthest.

Create a Reading Book Nook

  • Build a fort, we have this awesome Fort Builder, but you don’t need to run out and get it if you don’t have one.

  • We’ve build plenty of cushion and pillow/blanket forts before!

  • Add several books around and make a cozy indoor reading nook!

1.Treasure hunt (with clues, hide a favourite toy somewhere in the house)

2.Play dress ups in mum and dad’s clothes – do a photoshoot

3.Organise your Lego and then have a building challenge. Who can build the best house, hotel or shop? Or maybe a spaceship.

4.Go through your board/card games

5.Keep a balloon in the air as long as possible

6.Play cinema – make tickets, popcorn, give your guests a rug and watch a movie together

7.Make up a workout and do it together (eg: 25 star jumps, 20 squats, 15 crunches, hop like a bunny around the lounge room, frog leap your partner)

8.Jump rope – can you get to 100 without stopping?

9.Research your family tree – see how far back you can go

10.Make a time capsule of this time to be opened in 10 years

11.Set up camp in the garden and play inside the tent/ or maybe inside

EASTER GAMES

FOR FAMILY 

1. SPRING SHOWERS

Players divide into teams. One member of each team puts shower cap on their heads and shaving cream/whipped cream over a shower cap. The other team member(s) needs to throw as many Cheetos on on shower caps as possible. Each Cheetos is 1 point. Team with most points (Cheetos on head) wins the game.

 

2. CRAFT STATION

Set up a craft station ready with some basic supplies for kids to make some fun Easter Bunny ears. Make enough for everybody to wear. The supplies your can easily get at dollar store or order them here: pipe cleaners, plain headband.

 

3. EGG PUSH

This Easter family game is lots of fun. Each player needs to roll the egg with his nose (without using any other parts of their body) from start to finish. Whoever does it first – wins the race.

4. EGG WALK 

Place two (or more) eggs on the plate and let the players walk from start to finish without dropping the egg.

 

5. Don’t Drop the Balloon

This is probably the most fun outdoor Easter game for kids that I came across on Pinterest. And, this is a really easy game. You make your students stand horizontally at the starting point. Next, give a blown balloon to each one of them. They would have to reach the finish line with the balloon fixed between their legs. The student who reaches the finish line with the balloon between his legs wins the game.

6.Plastic Egg Toss 

Need ideas to recycle empty plastic bottles? Here’s one waiting for you. Just cut your plastic bottle about two inches from the top and hold them together with a string. Now ask your kids to start throwing the ball into the basket. Appoint one student to keep a track of the score. You can assign one point for each time a student throws an egg into the basket. One with the highest score wins the game.

7.Easter Scavenger Hunt

I don’t think that I would have to explain to you about Easter scavenger hunt. So click on the website link and download this Easter scavenger hunt printable. Then simply starting soaking in the fun of Easter with your kids.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mrept-6KXPOweM3bEP5tYxs3jijMzCYF/view

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