56 Ways to Connect With Your Kids

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Whether you are at home for the quarantine or just home for the weekend, this list of activities is for you. We have created this list of 56 ways that you can spend quality time with your children and connect!

Stay Inside

  • Play a card game
  • Read a book
  • Tell jokes
  • Have a movie night
  • Host a home spa night
  • Cook their favorite meal together
  • Ask them about their dreams
  • Solve a puzzle
  • Sing Kareoke
  • Learn a new skill
  • Download e-books from the library
  • Learn a new card game
  • Have a tea party
  • Learn a word in sign language

Get Outside

  • Go for a bike ride
  • Talk a walk
  • Have a backyard picnic
  • Pass a ball or frisbee
  • Create an outdoor scavenger hunt
  • Plant flowers
  • Collect rocks, pinecones, or seashells
  • Watch the stars or cloud

Do Good

  • Recycle
  • Find old toys to donate
  • Write happy brithday cards for loved ones
  • Make a gratitude list
  • Call family and friends
  • Chick in on your neighbors
  • Start a compost

Get Creative

  • Build something with Legos or sticks
  • Create a memory scrapbook
  • Bake cookies
  • Build a card tower
  • Draw flowers
  • Draw a picture of your home
  • Choose 3 pantry ingredients and bake
  • Write a story
  • Do a science experiment
  • Build a sandcastle
  • Create a weekly chore schedule
  • Try to break a record
  • Make up a secret handshake
  • Paint their favorite animal
  • Make sock puppets
  • Build a pillow fort
  • Host a family talent show
  • Make playdough or slime

Get Moving

  • Start a dance party
  • Play hide and seek
  • Play tag
  • Go bug hunting
  • Rearrange a room
  • Organize family Olympics
  • Dress up in old clothes
  • Play charades


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