Looking for fun activities for your kids while also trying to limit exposure to germs during cold and flu season? Look no further! Check out these awesome germ free activities for kids!
*Sidenote – of course no activity is guaranteed to be germ-free, but the following activities are great for having fun without significant exposure to the most germ ridden places!
Real quick, before we go further – make sure to download your checklist of screen free, low or no prep activities for the next time you hear “I’m bored!”
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There’s a saying that there’s no inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing. Although some of the ideas below assume the water will be decent, if you invest in the right gear, you can play outside in almost any weather! Also, outdoor activities are usually inexpensive or free!
- Ride bikes
- Go for a family walk
- Go hiking
- Do yard work
- Outdoor scavenger hunt
- Climb a tree
- Go bird watching
- Start using a nature journal or make your own!
- Start a garden
- Have a picnic
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Create an outdoor fort out of sticks and other natural materials
- Roast marshmallows over a campfire
- Go camping (even if it’s just in your backyard!)
- Make a mud kitchen
Science/Discovery Related Activities
- Gem Mining
- Make a Volcano
- Educational science videos on youtube like SciShow and Homeschool Pop
- Teach a science concept using children’s books from the Let’s Read and Find Out series then find a Magic School Bus episode or Youtube video to go along with it
- Have them practice creative thinking & problem solving with STEM activities – you can try this Humpty Dumpty Themed STEM activity!
- Find DIY Sci on Amazon Prime and watch it together, then try out some of the experiments!
- Water Beads
- Create a pouring station
- Rice Bins
- Bean bins
- Make Moon Sand
- Pull out the Playdough & tools
- Make Slime
- Practice writing in salt trays
- Shaving Cream Drawing
- Kinetic Sand
- Make a nature themed sensory bin
- Add some food coloring to water and throw some toys in for simple, frugal fun!
- Encourage pretend play – set up pretend play scenarios to get them going
- Create a city out of recycled materials/blocks/legos
- Save random containers – have them build a “robot” out of it
- Bake together
- Learn a new recipe
- Write Operation Gratitude letters
- Family Game Time
- Family movie day
- Go through toys and organize/donate
- Have them create artwork to decorate their spaces
- Pull out some puzzles
- Read aloud
- Listen to Audiobooks
- Create an indoor obstacle course
- Build with LEGOs, Magformers, or Magnatiles
Be sure to grab your boredom buster checklist below!