3 Fun Activities for Kids Using Materials You Have at Home

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

April 20, 2020

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If you are looking for ideas for fun, no-cost indoor activities for your child then try these cute ideas out, they are all easy to do and use things that you have in the house. Here are 3 Fun Activities For Kids Using Materials You Have At Home, with thanks to Unique Voice.

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These fun activities for kids are creative, quick to do, and use items you have at home. You could also look at incorporating them into your child’s home learning, making them simpler or more complex depending on the age of your child.

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Fun Activities For Kids at Home

Toy Parachutes

Toy Parachute

These easy mini parachutes can create hours of fun. Just follow these simple steps.

You Will Need

  • Plastic bag or material
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • String
  • A small, lightweight toy
  • Hole punch (optional)

What To Do

  1. Cut a square out of your material or plastic bag.
  2. Use sellotape to cover all 4 corners. This will help to strengthen this area.
  3. Pierce a hole through each corner you can use a hole punch or use a pair of scissors carefully to make a small hole.
  4. Cut four pieces of string. Each piece of string needs to be the same length as the square of material you’re using.
  5. Thread each piece of string through a corner.
  6. Tie two pieces on each side together to make a loop. 7. Put this loop under your toy’s arms.
  7. Your toy is ready to parachute!

Top Tip: Don’t use a heavy toy. Use something small and that won’t break. Only drop the toy from a safe height in your home and make sure the toy will have a safe landing.

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Trashion Show

Trashion show

Fashion meets recycling, in this activity full of creativity. Turn this activity into a competition and work in teams to make the best outfits.

You Will Need

  • Clean recycling
  • Cereal boxes
  • Bubble-wrap
  • Plastic bottle
  • Safety scissors
  • String
  • Sellotape

What To Do

  1. Find and clean the materials you want to use. Plastic bottles, bubble wrap, foil, cardboard are perfect.
  2. Set a theme for the outfits you want to create e.g. superheroes, royalty, animals, wedding.
  3. Create your outfit using the materials you’ve found. Don’t forget accessories!
  4. Once you’ve finished, ask a member of your household to be a judge.
  5. Find a space for a catwalk and strut your stuff to your favourite music.
  6. The judge announces their winner.
  7. Set a different theme and repeat!

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Monster Mash Up

monster mashup

Get creative and have lots of laughs with this hilarious consequences spin-off!

You Will Need

  • Paper
  • Pens

What To Do

  1. Each player needs a pen and piece of A4 paper.
  2. Each player draws a head of a creature (real or imagined!) at the top of their piece of paper.
  3. Fold this section of paper over to the base of the neck.
  4. Each player passes their folded piece of paper to the player on their left.
  5. Draw the body and arms (or tentacles!) of a creature
  6. Fold this section down to the end of the waist and pass to the player on the left.
  7. Draw the legs and/or tail, fold this section and pass.
  8. Draw the feet, claws, hooves of a creature, fold this section down and pass to your left.
  9. You should now be left with a piece of paper folded into itself 4 times.
  10. One by one each player reveals the creature you’ve been given.
  11. As a group you can then decide who wins and the names of each of your mash up monsters.

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Unique Voice Stay At Home Activities

These three ideas have come from a fantastic Stay At Home Activity Pack which is free and available to download from Unique Voice, a creative education company.

Unique Voice recognise the importance of creativity and play in children’s lives. Whilst practising social distancing, they want to encourage families to pursue creative outlets.

Inside their pack you will find 24 different activities that you can partake in with the young people in your household. The activities chosen require as little resources as possible to ensure there are plenty of things for you to do without having to leave your home.

Have your say! Did you try out any of these fun activities for kids? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: April 20th, 2020 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: April 26th, 2021 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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