As time goes on and we adjust to our new, temporary reality, things can become redundant. And if you have kids, you know it’s a constant struggle to keep up with their demand for entertainment.

Playing board games and throwing the ball may be fun for a while, but once they get tired of that, it’s easy to resort to mindless activities to pass the time. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of educational and creative ways to keep your kids occupied and mitigate boredom while at home!

Combating Cabin Fever

Here are 15 electronic-free activities to keep your kids entertained:
  1. Tie-dye old shirts
  2. Create a time capsule and bury it
  3. Bake new recipes
  4. Take online PE classes
  5. Host a dance party
  6. Make slime
  7. Build a fort or clubhouse
  8. Read, read, read!
  9. Go on daily walks or bike rides
  10. Go through old family photos
  11. Make a family tree
  12. Sing karaoke
  13. Use a telescope to stargaze
  14. Go on a scavenger hunt around the house or yard
  15. Write a story and then perform it for an audience of stuffed animals or family members

However, some days it’s nearly impossible to withhold electronics from kids. And at some point, it may not be worth the fight anymore. But not all screen-time has to be meaningless!

Here is a list of enjoyable, educational screen-time activities:

A note from us

During this uncertain time, there is one thing you can count on for certain; Texarkana Emergency Center is open and here for you. If a medical emergency arises, we’re ready to help 24/7, 365 days a year, including holidays.

We hope you and your family are staying home and staying safe!

Disclaimer: As a service to our readers, Texarkana Emergency Center and Nutex Health state no content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinicians.


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