Activities For Young Children At Home

  • Cooking With Your Kids

    • With your close supervision, cooking can be a fun, engaging way for children to develop skills such as language, numerical concepts, motor control, self-regulation, and cooperation. It’s also a great way to get sensory input.
      • America’s Test Kitchen: This website has a collection of more than 150 recipes, experiments, hands-on activities, and quizzes for children.
      • Miniature Space: Watch tiny meals being made with miniature kitchen equipment on this Japan YouTube channel.
  • Art

      • #DrawTogether: On her site, artist Wendy MacNaughton teaches drawing lessons for children of all ages.
      • The Crayola Experience: At-home activities for kids.
      • Make encouraging posters and signs to put in your windows to support your neighbors and frontline workers- a fun craft project.
  • Virtual Trips

      • Use Google Earth:Explore the world, and take trips, such as seeing the Grand Canyon.
      • YouTube: Take a virtual train ride. Enjoy a cup of cocoa as explore the Swiss Alps.
      • Visit the zoo online: Watch webcams of your favorite animals.​
  • Story Time

      • Oliver Jeffers: On his site, this author reads one of his stories each day.
      •  StoryLine: Watch a children’s books read by famous celebrities​.
    • Quiet Time

      • Children and parents need some quiet time each day to recharge and relax.​ Here are some quiet play activities:
        • Looking at books (together and alone)​.
        • Coloring
        • Play-doh
        • Puzzles and block building
        • Pretend play with stuffed animals, dolls, trains, cars, or kitchen items for “playing house”​
        • Consider creating a quiet space for kids​ with calming activities in a basket in a calm corner in the house​. You can build a makeshift tent with blankets and pillows or just pillows. Make it inviting and peaceful​. This is not an area of punishment but an area to seek peace and control​.