Home Activity Idea’s

So in light of current world events I thought I would compile a list of different and fun activities to do at home! In the event that you choose or need to stay inside for a little while.

I know it’s a strange time in the world right now but it will be okay! So lets turn this into a positive! Instead of feeling nervous about having to spend more time at home or in some cases you may need to stay home for 14 days, lets view it as some forced family and relaxation time! Time to do some things that you have always wanted to do!

I have made some fun suggestions under headings for Mum, Dad and kids but really they are activity ideas for everyone! Try some out from each!

For Mum

  • Do a hair/face mask
  • Try new hairstyle every day! You can YouTube different style and master them!
  • Test out a new makeup look
  • Paint your nails/ toes yourself
  • Give your self a pedicure
  • Spray tan
  • Learn to mediate (Try the CALM app)
  • Practice and learn Belly breathing
  • Learn some Yoga poses
  • Do at home workouts (Try HASfit  official )
  • Download some podcasts
  • Download or start reading some books
  • Create a vision board
  • Plan your next holiday
  • Create your own Spotify play list
  • Learn a dance move
  • Try out the air fryer/slow cooker or try a new recipe
  • Try some adult colouring in books
  • Do some gardening – create a herb garden
  • Create a succulent arrangement
  • Finish your kid’s baby books!
  • Refold all your clothes drawers and create a donate/selling pile
  • De clutter under your sink and ensuite/bathroom
  • Create and/or order labels
  • Re arrange all your kitchen cupboards and drawers
  • De clutter and refold your linen cupboard
  • Deep clean your couches/carpets
  • Re arrange your bedroom
  • Re arrange your kids rooms
  • Organise your pantry
  • De clutter your bedside table drawers
  • Take photos and start uploading all the things you want to sell
  • De clutter your wardrobe
  • Organise your fridge
  • Start a Blog
  • Bake a cake and decorate it
  • Watch a TED talk
  • Organise your car boot
  • Write a poem
  • Write your gratitudes
  • Start journaling
  • Create some online photo albums for the kids
  • Download TikTok and figure that out
  • Do an online course
  • Make a cookbook and turn it into a fun scrapbook
  • Toilet Train your toddler!
  • Delete phone apps you no longer use
  • Dance to some 80s music!! Oh yeaaaaa
  • Make breakfast in bed and serve it with a flower
  • Have a nap
  • De clutter your following list!
  • Make your own room spray with essential oils
  • Research a hobby
  • Create a Pinterest board
  • Clean make up brushes

For Kids

Apart from playing with toys you can try the following! 

  • Do a treasure hunt or hide toys for them to find
  • Camp in the lounge room or outside
  • Make a fort with pillow and blankets
  • Gardening
  • Bake some cookies and decorate
  • Create a sink and float experiment
  • Finger painting
  • Colour sorting with Lego or blocks
  • Slime or Play-Doh (You can make your own)
  • Colour some rice
  • Blow bubbles
  • Add shaving cream into a tub and bury some objects
  • Create a sensory box full of different household items and rice
  • Create a toy/car wash and wash toys
  • Make milkshakes or fresh juice
  • Indoor/outdoor bowling with plastic bottles and a tennis ball
  • Have a dance party
  • Play with blocks and make towers
  • Make some paper masks
  • Drawing and Painting on butchers paper
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Have a picnic outside
  • Create some kraft or sticky collage
  • Water gun fun outside
  • Do a puzzle
  • Have fun with a cardboard box
  • Place pompoms into a small bottle and fill it up
  • Make a bed in the lounge room and watch a movie
  • Draw the alphabet on paper and use plastic alphabet cookie cutters to match up the letters
  • Have a bath with lego
  • Play dress ups
  • Freeze some small toys in a block of ice, you can use an ice-cream container, then use a kids watering can to melt it out slowly
  • Collect rocks/sticks and things from outside
  • Scooter/bike/basketball/skipping outside
  • Leave some toys out in different locations for when they wake up as a surprise
  • Play hide and seek
  • Use tongs to pick up and sort toys
  • Wrap up puzzle pieces individually with paper and have them unwrap and make the puzzle
  • Fishing Game! Make a fishing rod from stick /string and a magnet and draw/cut out paper fish and attach paper clips. Kids can colour in the fish too or even use kids small steel toys
  • Have them clean/wash outside windows with soapy water and squeegee
  • Paper machei’ on a balloon
  • Build a Cubby

For Dad 

  • Catch up on household chores
  • Learn some stretches or yoga
  • Tidy the garage
  • De clutter and arrange tools
  • Clean the barbecue
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Clean the gutters
  • Wash the bins
  • Research and learn a new skill
  • Learn a few words of a new language
  • Play board games
  • Learn to play chess
  • Wash the car
  • Play a new video games
  • Watch a new movie
  • Design your dream home
  • Learn how to read/play the stock market
  • Catch up on office work/filing
  • Learn how to dance
  • Make your partner a coffee in bed
  • Learn how to make the bed including where the 7 pillows go
  • Make something you have always wanted to
  • Make fresh bread from scratch
  • Wash sneakers and shine shoes
  • Colour coordinate your wardrobe
  • Start a puzzle
  • Relax
  • Have a sleep in
  • Start a new Netflix series


Let me know which activities you try!! xx







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