We are in an unknown time in our world where the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone nationwide. Whether you are in a “hotspot” or not, most cities around the country are in a “Shelter In Place” mode, and schools are out for the foreseeable future. Kids at home all day long, an extended spring break, if you are like me, in theory, it sounds lovely, but by day three, we need some new things to do at home. Here are a few things our family has done to follow instructions and stay home but keep it fun during this particular time.
Who doesn't love some bubbles! We have purchased one of these and love it, make sure you buy some additional bubble refill as a few days outside and you will need more. This is the kind of gift that is worth the money and is sure to put a smile on your child's face. This bubble machine is a great gift for families with multiple children because it is perfect for kids of all ages.
We purchased this product and have to say it was a lot of fun. It is the perfect pool for small children around the age of two to play in. This dinosaur-themed pool features a mini slide, a hungry-hungry dinosaur to feed, and the sprinkler feature was a nice touch as well. I am happy to report that our kids had a blast playing with this, and it is the perfect gift for family fun outside during quarantine.
Pop A Shot
Count me in when it comes to this one! I have always wanted one of these for the house. It is perfect for a little shootout after lunch or before dinner. If I can't watch sports, I might as well play them myself with the kids. Plus, it is super easy to put together.
Do you remember Wiffleball? With everyone staying home and in quarantine these days, it might be worth investing in a Wiffleball set along with some bases and a pitching machine. You could transform your backyard into a Wiffle ball field. Wiffle ball is the perfect game to get your kids outside playing and having fun.
Walkie Talkies make an excellent gift for kids. These particular Walkie Talkies provide your kids with a 5-mile range, are easy to use, and comes with a surprise inside a toy egg. This gift is perfect for Easter on lockdown. Your kids will be talking non-stop about how great of a gift these Walkie Talkies are.
With no sports on TV right now, perhaps it is time to teach your kids how to play some classic board games. Games like connect four are a great way to get your kids to think strategically, and it can be a great family time game. Alternatively, you can always play Monopoly as a family as well. Ideal for three or more players monopoly is a more advanced strategy game that teaches kids how to manage their monopoly money. Plus, Monopoly is the kind of game that can go on for hours or even days. So, be prepared to have a lot of fun playing this with your kids.
Mini Golf Set
This compact practice golf mat features an extended length and feels like real grass to enhance the playing experience. Work on hand-eye coordination with your kids and improve their golf game. With this miniature golf set, you can bring the turf home during these trying times. Golf is a great stress reliever. I find it calms my kids down a whole lot while we concentrate on getting that coveted hole-in-one!
Retro Arcade Game
If you really want your kids to get excited, then you might want to consider getting them a retro arcade game console. This particular handheld arcade console features 200 built-in retro video games. Your kids can experience the same games you played as a child, all in one simple device. This gift is something that will keep your kids busy and entertained for hours on hand while mom and dad get some work done.
Do you kids like to paint or enjoy art? Introduce them to the fun of face painting at home. This face paint palette features 30 stencils and 12 non-toxic water-based colors. The water-based paint is made without any grease, so it is hypoallergenic, gentle on your kid's face, and will not itch, irritate, or crack your kid's skin. This paint kit can be used for many different things, such as playing dress-up, celebrating a holiday, birthday parties, cosplay costumes, and so much more.
Hand operated drone
If you have kids between the ages of 6 and 10, you might want to consider getting them a hand-operated drone. This high-tech drone does not require a remote. Instead, it is hand operated and features infrared motion sensors so your kids can use hand gestures to guide it where they want it to go. This safe and simple to fly drone is durable, and it is an affordable gift for kids stuck on lockdown.
Bring the beauty parlor home by getting the girls of the house a unique nail stamper kit. Let the girls go glam and style their nails with unique patterns that fit onto any size nail! It is an easy way to create outstanding manicures at home. With five unique designs, girls can mix and match to get that perfect look.
Marshmallow S' mores sticks for the campfire
During these trying times in isolation, it might be a fun idea to gather up the kids and roast some marshmallows for s' mores. These sticks are perfectly safe for kids and have been approved by experts. Made with non-toxic stainless steel, you will find that your kids can easily roast their marshmallows to perfection. Bring the campfire fun home to your kids this summer.
Multi-color pens always make an excellent gift for kids that like to draw. This 6-in-1 color pen allows you to easily switch back and forth between the six different colors. Your kids will be able to create all kinds of beautiful art to display on the refrigerator. Plus, the pens come in a stylish gift box and are sure to put a smile on your kid's face.
Sidewalk chalk is a great outdoor activity for kids. It gets kids outside, playing and away from their electronics. While COVID-19 is going on, sidewalk chalk makes a great gift because your kids don't have to go far from home to use it. This chalk writes beautifully on concrete, asphalt, and brick surfaces.
Overall, these gifts are great for kids of all ages, some geared towards younger kids and some towards older middle school-aged kids. Just a note to all of the parents out there, we hope this list helps you keep your kids entertained. We also hope you and your kids stay home, safe, and healthy.
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