5 Fun and Easy Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Spending time with your children is crucial to a healthy parent-child relationship. It'll boost their self-esteem and they'll feel more loved. Engaging yourself with kids will make them more comfortable to share anything with you.

There are many fun activities that you can do with your kids because fun does not necessarily mean that you have to go out to an amusement park or a fancy diner. You can also do it right in your home with some inexpensive crafts. If you are looking for some activities to do with your kids, keep reading on to find out some of the easiest crafts.

Decorative Containers

For developing a sense of creativity in your kids, assign them simple and productive tasks like decorating containers. You can use these containers for different purposes like keeping stationery, paintbrushes, storing candies and cookies, and even for indoor planting.

The only thing you'll need for doing this are glass containers There are so many ideas of decorating them. The kids can paint them, add glitter on them, make a mesh of decorative threads and whatnot. Let the creativity shine!

Clothespin Puppets

Usually, kids are fond of puppets, so arranging a  puppet show for them at home is a good idea. You can make adorable puppets by using clothespins. The things that you'll need are:

  • Cardboard paper
  • Colorful clothespins
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes (it's optional because you can make eyes with paper)

To make clothespin puppets, follow these simple steps:

  • Make the face of your puppet on the cardboard paper.
  • Draw eyes, lips, and nose and a line at the center for the mouth.
  • Color it and then cut it with the scissors.
  • Cut the line so the face will split into two halves.
  • Make the hair of the puppet with yarn and glue it on the upper half of the face. You can also stick googly eyes to create a more funny and lively puppet.
  • Affix upper part of the face on one side of the clothespin and the lower part on the other side. You can easily open and close the mouth of the puppet by pinching both the ends of the clothespin.

Stony Snowman

Creating cute little snowmen with your kids is definitely a fun activity. To make a snowman out of pebbles, you'll need pebbles, acrylic paints, and acrylic paint pens. You can also use a paintbrush if you don't have paint pens. With these three things, you can turn not-so-attractive pebbles into cute miniature snowmen that don’t melt away.

  • Paint your pebbles white using white acrylic paint and let them dry.
  • Once dried, draw the face, buttons, muffler, hands, and any other details you want in your snowman.
  • Kids can mix and match the pebbles to make a snowman of their choice.

Animated Masks

Looking for an easy, mess-free, and creative activity for your kids? An animated mask might be the way to go. It is one of the cheapest crafts because for making masks, you'll only need printed designs, elastic, and a punching machine. Plus, this is such a great art you can do with your kids whenever you're having a party at home!

  • Let the kids choose their favorite designs, be it a unicorn, sugar skull, dog, or any other cartoon.
  • Print them out on some heavyweight paper. If you'll use regular paper there are chances that the masks will get torn up easily.
  • Color the masks and then cut with paper scissors.
  • Punch the holes in the place of eyes and at the end staple either side of the mask.

Fire-breathing Dragon

This is such a fancy looking craft but the things required for it are simple. The supplies you'll need for making a fire-breathing dragon are:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Pom poms (2 large ones and 2 small ones)
  • Googly eyes
  • Tissue roll
  • Construction paper
  • Scraps of colorful tissue paper preferably red, orange, and yellow.

Follow these steps to make a beautiful fire-breathing dragon:

  • Glue the construction paper over the tissue roll.
  • Take bigger pom poms and attach the googly eyes on both. Eyes of the dragon are ready to be glued on the paper roll.
  • Glue small pom poms on the roll for nostrils of the dragon.
  • For fire, cut the colorful tissue paper lengthwise and glue them inside the paper roll.
  • Put your mount at the end opposite to the flames and blow a breath, the fire will come out of your dragon's mouth.


Now you know some of the many activities you can try with your kids. The best part is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on these crafts because the things you need to make them are inexpensive and available in almost every household.

Giving some time to kids for such fun activities will make your bond stronger with them. When the kids feel that you value them, they'll love you even more! Family activities don't have to be extravagant because the only thing that matters is being together with your loved ones and sharing some quality time.

Kristi Cathey

Hi everyone! My name is Kristi Cathey and I’m glad you found your way to my blog. I am a mother of 3 beautiful angels. This blog was created in order to share my personal experiences in baby care and general health care for pregnant women. If you'd like to get in touch with me, please contact me by sending me an email via kristicathey.intelligentmother@gmail.com. Welcome to Intelligentmother.com

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