From arts and crafts and science projects to making delicious baked goods, there is plenty to do to keep your little ones busy! Use store-bought items to make simple, creative, and fun activities for the next snow day or rain out.
Bake the Day Away
A good way to keep kids busy that they surely won’t get bored of is baking. Letting them help make something sweet and sugary is sure to be a fun use of their day. Brownies are quick — just follow these tips. Browse our best cookie recipes or…
Make a Batch of Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are a must-have for spending the day inside. Try our favorite ooey-gooey recipe.
Have an Art Show
Have each family member make a few pieces of artwork to display around the house. Use kitchen scraps like fruits and veggies to paint with! Cut the end of a bunch of celery stalks and dip them in the paint. Then, press the stalk into the paper and release. You will be left with a flower-like shape. Add a stem and some leaves and you have a simple painting of flowers! You can also paint with apples and potatoes! Cut them in half and use the flat end as shape stamps.
Slime is a fun trend that kids have been perfecting over the last few years! It’s easy to make and super customizable! Grab a few ingredients from Giant Eagle and get your slime on!
Combine the base ingredients, then knead the slime, just like you would with dough, until it becomes gooey. You want to continue to knead and mix until it no longer sticks to your hands. Add food coloring and other fun things like glitter, gems, beads, mini foam balls, buttons, ice cream salt, and so much more!
More Kids Crafts In the Kitchen
Creating with food is another fun snow day activity because, eventually, you get to eat it. You can make snowmen out of marshmallows and pretzel sticks, cut fruits and vegetables into different shapes and let their imagination run wild, or try these easy, educational options:
How to Make Play-Doh®
Homemade Play-Doh is simple, quick, and cheap to make!
Combine the flour, salt, cream of tartar, water and oil and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture forms to a thickened dough. Remove from heat and cool. Add a couple drops of food coloring and knead the dough until smooth and form into a ball.
Make a Card
Haven’t seen some of your family members or friends in a while? Send them a homemade card to show that you’re thinking of them! Grab some construction paper, markers, stickers, scissors, and glue and get creative! A fun picture on the front with a nice message inside is a perfect way to put a smile on someone’s face.
Become an Architect
Channel your inner architect and build a structure using marshmallows and pretzel sticks! Challenge your kids to build the tallest building or biggest fort! These edible tinker toys will keep them busy for hours!
Using three simple store-bought ingredients, you can turn baked clay into cool decorations and ornaments!
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