12 Activities To Keep Kids Busy At Home Using Things That You Already Have

Being home with the kids every day has really challenged my creativity when it comes to keeping them occupied in a constructive way.  We are always trying to find ways to spend out time at home together that is interesting to my preschool ages kids and that doesn’t cost any money.  Here are 12 simple ideas.

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Sew Simple Matching Jersey Dresses For A Little Girl And Her Doll

A great garage sale find, and a clearanced yard of fun jersey fabric inspired this super easy sewing project.  When my little lady scored a Cabbage patch Doll for $ 0.75 at a garage sale that needed some clothes, I decided to make not only one for her new dolly, but one for her that matched!  She loves that she can match her new baby, and they couldn’t be a cuter pair.

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Preschooler Activity Using Things From The Kitchen

Here is a great activity that will keep the kids busy for a long time – marshmallow and toothpick towers.  Grab that stale bag of mini marshmallows from the cupboard and a package of toothpicks.  You will be shocked at the amazing stuff your kids will be able to create with those them, and how much fun they will have creating with something so simple.

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Outdoor Mason Jar Lanterns

I love mason jars for decorating inside and outside of the house, and I simply cannot get enough of the pretty blue jars lit up at night with candles in the summer time.  I have been experimenting with different ways to turn my blue Ball jars into outdoor lanterns, and think I have finally found the easiest way to do so.  Thanks to timed tea lights my lanterns are now very low maintenance.

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Put Together An Outdoor Tresure Hunt For Kids

My kids love a good treasure hunt!  It is a great way to surprise your kids with a fun filled activity that includes hunting for treasure, looking for clues, and following a map along the way.  What an inexpensive way to thrill your child at any age!  A few simple supplies and a treasure at the end is all you will need for a this super fun family activity.

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