Boredom Buster Ideas for Kids Stuck at Home That Aren’t YouTube

“I’m bored!”, if I had a dollar for every-time my children said that during this pandemic. It can be hard to find fun activities but these boredom buster ideas for kids are a good start. We have scored the internet to find the best at-home activities that don’t require a screen!

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Make a Fort

Crazy Forts Fort Maker

Forts make everything more fun! You could put a few chairs next to each other with a blanket over them. My kids love to bring a flashlight or headlamp and book into a homemade fort.

Or you can use Crazy Forts. Crazy Forts are a unique, award winning, building and creative toy. Crazy Forts come with 69 child- safe toggles and rods that join together to build any play space from your child’s imagination. Find it here on Amazon.

Kids tent

Or you can order an indoor tent and let your kids decorate their own little space for reading, playing and making art! Find this clubhouse tent here on Amazon.

Build Something

DIY Jet Pack

Don’t recycle those old Amazon boxes just yet! Build something with them like a dollhouse, home for their stuffed animals or even a jet pack. We put together a jet-pack DIY here a few years ago for a Halloween costume, see it here.

Kinetic Sand

Build with Kinetic Sand or Slimygloop Sand – You can make a splash with moldable, stretchable, and expandable creations. Pack and layer different colored slimygloopslimysand into your molds, flip them onto your play area, gently lift, and dive into your own sea world — without the mess! Find Slimpygloop Sand at Amazon here or Kinetic Sand at Target here.

Boredom Buster Marble Run

Build with a Marble Run Kit – My two kids received a marble run kit for Christmas a few years ago and they loved building with it! Find it on Amazon here.

Learn Something New

Explore a museum online,

Stop Motion Animation Kit

Stop Motion Animation Kit or App – Stop Motion Animation allows your child to bring movies to life! We own this Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie Activity Kit and love it! Find it here on Amazon. We also downloaded a stop motion animation app to our iPad. The app we use is

Coding Robot Botley

Learn to code with a coding robot! Botley helps your child learn early STEM skills while playing and having fun. He teaches kids to code with active, screen-free play that’s perfect for promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills. Find it on Amazon here.

Brain Teasers for Kids

Logic Puzzles and Books – Excercise your mental muscle with awesome challenges, wacky logic puzzles, optical illusions, and brain-busting riddles. 

Brain Games Book: Find it here on Amazon
Logic Puzzles Book: Find at Target Here

Trying to find something art or board game related that kids can play by themselves

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