Fun activities children can do by themselves
Mini missions: send your children to complete these indoor challenges.
Easiest ever makes: no tricky step-by-steps to study, just quick ideas that will keep kids busy.
11 Can your child make a googly sock puppet? They simply stick eyes on a sock.
Extend the activity: they can make lots of silly socks.
More googly eye crafts.
12 Create a paper cup hat? Kids can decorate a paper cup to turn it into a hat to wear. Later, tape some string inside so they can tie it onto their head.
More paper cup makes.
13 Craft a raisin box monster? Your child covers a raisin box with paper and then draws a face and/or adds googly eyes.
Try more raisin box ideas.
14 Turn a kitchen roll tube into a pretend telescope? Tell them to cover it in paper and decorate it with stickers, sequins or buttons.
Extend the activity: can they use the telescope to look for birds out of the window?
15 Make a card for someone special? Fold a piece of paper or card for your child to draw a picture on. They can add stickers and glue on craft supplies to make it look extra special.
Extend the activity: Can they write their name and/or a message to someone they love inside. Then post it together.
16 Turn a hand into a sloth? They draw around their hand, cut out the handprint, and colour it brown. Then draw a sloth’s face on the thumb and toes on the end of each finger.
More super sloths.
17 Decorate biscuits? Just give your child icing pens to give their biscuit a funny face.
Try more great biscuit designs.
18 Create a calm collage? Give them magazines, a blank piece of paper, safe scissors and a glue stick. Can they create a picture by snipping and sticking images they like?
More calm ideas.
19 Take a play clay challenge? Can they roll the dough to make a snake? Turn the snake into a snail? How about turning a ball of clay into a fish?
See more easy play dough sculptures.
20 Make their own lunch? Just give them the bread and fillings to make a sandwich. Then they use cutters to make them into fun shapes.
See more healthy lunch ideas.