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Fun-Filled Indoor Activities To Keep Your Kids Busy At Home

Looking for a way to keep your kids entertained at home? You came to the right place. Here is a thoughtfully curated list of activities for children. No TV, tablet, nor phone required.

Before we proceed, it is important to know that each child is unique. In this post, I organized it as at the very beginning of each stage, I will give a brief explanation as to what behavior is expected and what age-appropriate activities you can do.

If you want to gain more information on this topic, at the end of this post, I have provided excellent resource websites for your reference. Also, I made a FREE printable checklist of activities for you. You’ll find it at the end of this post.

P.S. this post is about giving ideas about age-appropriate activities and NOT medical advice. As a parent, use your appropriate judgment skills and always think of your child’s safety.

“Play is the work of the child”

– Maria Montessori

1. For Toddlers (1-3 years)

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At this stage:

  • Loves to explore on his own (can unlock and open doors)
  • Toddlers are aware of other children but prefer to play alone
  • Love stories, pretend games, push-pull toys, and riding toys
  • Can walk, begins to run, and can kick a ball
  • Imitates adult activities (ex. talking on the phone)

Keyword: Supervised Play and Safe Play Space

Activities:


2. For Preschoolers (3-5 years)

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At this stage:

  • Can understand “mine”, “his/hers”
  • Can sort objects by shape and color
  • Likes to sing, dance, and act
  • Can understand the concept of counting and may know some numbers
  • Can build a tower od 10 blocks
  • Balances on one foot

Keyword: Safety Rules and Precautions

Activities:


3. For School-Age (6-10)

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At this stage (ages 6-7):

  • Show more independence from family
  • Wants to be accepted and liked by family and friends
  • Can ride a bike
  • Jumps rope
  • Likes to paint and draw
  • Can tie (shoelaces) their shoes

At this stage (ages 8-10):

  • Can dress and groom themselves completely
  • Can jump, skip and chase
  • More independent from family
  • More physically active and needs approval from peers
  • Starts to form stronger friendships
  • Likes to try more adventurous behaviors

Keyword: Safety

Activities:


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I hope this post was helpful and you’re able to get some ideas to entertain your kids this holiday season.

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