101 Productive Things To Do At Home With Your Kids

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Looking for some fun, screen-free, productive things to do at home with your kids? We had a blast coming up with 101 different ideas!

Whether you’re forced to stay inside, or you just don’t feel like going anywhere, there’s no reason to be bored! Here are 101 productive things to do at home with your kids!

101 Productive Things To Do At Home 

  • Write a letter to a Senior friend in cursive and mail it.
  • Do a Seasonal Wardrobe Swap. Try on all your Summer Clothes and decide which ones you’ll keep and which ones to sell or donate. Here are some tips on creating a minimalist wardrobe for a large family
  • Grow a hyacinth from a bulb indoors. 

  • Sort through your library. Rearrange your books according to size, color, or topic.
  • Make some air-purifying candles out beeswax and coconut oil. Tutorial, here
  • Teach a child how to change the oil in your car. 
  • Create a photo book online together and order a printed copy.

  • Learn how to make bread from scratch.
  • Create a new landscape for the front yard on graphing paper, to scale. 
  • Pull out an instrument you haven’t played for a while. 
  • Have  some fun learning History, Geography, and Science with Professor Noggins
  • Write to your Member of Congress/Parliament about an issue that concerns you. 
  • Give a piece of furniture new life with a coat of paint.

  • Drive around your neighborhood, taking streets you’ve never been down before.
  • Finish a puzzle. 
  • Clean out the garage. Set aside items for a garage sale later.
  • Take a trash bag and gloves, and clean up the ditches down your road. 
  • Upcycle a boring article of clothing you don’t wear anymore. 
  • Build your city out of Lego.
  • Learn about the different types of protein, and why its essential for the body.  
  • Try a new recipe.

  • Use wood, nails, and yarn to create string art
  • Create a terrarium in a jar. 
  • Organize the pantry.
  • Listen to a song from each century for the past 1000 years. 
  • Make friendship bracelets and mail them to a friend with a note of thanks for their friendship.
  • Start a nature journal. Find an item from outside each day, research what it is, then draw and describe it in detail as best as you can.

  • Take a virtual tour of a famous museum
  • Develop a business plan for a side hustle, and then, if possible, execute it!
  • Try a new at-home workout routine.
  • Learn a new skipping technique
  • Build a clothesline outdoors or in your basement and line dry your laundry. 
  • Have a conversation in a British accent. 

  • Learn sign language.
  • Mend a hole in a pair of jeans, or hem them up into shorts. 
  • Build a fort outside using only items you find in nature. 
  • Teach a younger child how to use the washing machine and dryer on their own.
  • Using fake money, charge for meals and snacks, require each child to give the exact change.
  • Drive to and from a landmark your child has never been to, following only the directions your child gives you using a paper map.

  • Take each child’s measurements and help them learn how to find their size when clothes shopping online. 
  • Find a stud in the wall and hang up a picture. 
  • Deep clean the fridge. 
  • Make a weekly meal plan and purchase all the ingredients you need online. 
  • Learn how to cut hair. 
  • Switch out Winter tires for All-season tires. 

  • Learn how to tie different knots.
  • Sing a an old hymn in 4-part harmony. 
  • Write inspirational messages down the sidewalk using chalk.
  • Build an over-sized Jenga game using 2x4s and play it outdoors. 
  • Go foraging for food with a guide and incorporate your finds in a meal. 
  • Facetime a friend you haven’t seen in a while.

  • Teach your boys to tie a tie. 
  • Write down daily, monthly, yearly, and long-term goals.
  • Carve a bar of soap
  • Teach your kids how to use an iron.
  • Make your own butter by pouring heavy cream into a jar with a marble and take turns shaking vigorously until the solids separate from the whey and turn to butter. 

  • Learn how to light a campfire.
  • Make soap with olive oil and coconut oil. 
  • Set the table correctly for a 5-course dinner.
  • Create a budget for a whole year, including grocery allowance, mortgage or rent payments, utility costs, emergency fund savings, internet and phone bills, and miscellaneous expenses.
  • Plan a family vacation.
  • Learn basic self-defense

  • Learn how to change a light fixture. 
  • Write down a quote from a book and include a proper bibliography at the bottom of the page. 
  • Have each child craft a resume and conduct a mock job interview. 
  • Clean the mattresses. 
  • Change the toner in a printer.
  • Wash the vehicles.

  • Learn how to fold a fitted sheet.
  • Start a bullet journal.
  • Pop some popcorn and watch a good movie.
  • Listen to a sermon online
  • Create something out of paper mache using the flyers you get in the mail. 
  • Engineer a structure using marshmallows and toothpicks.
  • Set up a tent in the basement let a different child sleep in it each night. 

  • Set up an obstacle course in the backyard. 
  • Plan or plant a butterfly garden
  • Make a volcano with Mentos and Coke, or baking soda and vinegar.
  • Create a board game together. 
  • Make a wallet out of duct tape. 
  • Learn how to identify rocks and minerals.

  • Teach your kids your favorite childhood games. 
  • Make bird feeders by coating pine cones with peanut butter and rolling them in seeds, then hanging them outside. 
  • Make a stop-motion movie together with Lego, art, and story-telling.
  • Play charades. 
  • Learn how to knit or crochet. 


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