Activities To Try If You’re Stuck At Home With Your Kids During Coronavirus



It’s on all of our minds, especially since Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Events are being cancelled left and right and most parents are just wondering when not if schools will be cancelled. This idea makes many working parents worried, myself included so I thought I’d compile some of the activities I’ve shared over the years so you can start to prepare and grab supplies in case you’re stuck at home for a few weeks with your children. I’ve also included a group of activities specifically geared towards younger toddlers (18-24 months) towards the end. And if all else fails… don’t forget about our favorite Yoga channel!!!

To start here are some shopping links for you which contain affiliate links:

Favorite Winter Activities For Days Inside
Our Favorite Toddler Board Games

DIY Moon Sand

Color Sorting & Recognition Activity

Dinosaur Playdough Eggs (Can also hide unicorns inside)

Sensory Foam Bubbles

Favorite Homemade Playdough Recipe

Color Sorting & Cereal Necklace Stringing

Ice Cube Play

You can also use smaller regular sized ice cubes and break out the water colors!

Shaving Cream Letter Formation (can also use this with shapes, or just to play for younger toddlers)

Construction Paper Tunnels for cars & trains! My girls love this.

Car Markers

Gem Houses

Ice Cream Shop Sensory Play

Pouring Station


Busy Box Ideas For Younger Toddlers

Sensory Rice (if you feel like a mess)

And you can also throw in some plastic Easter eggs!

Sticky Wall

Sensory Bags

Pom Pom Ball Drop

Tape Escape! You can do this on any surface or the wall with small objects!

Cotton Balls & Ice Cube Trays…. it’s really that simple and helps younger toddlers with fine motor skills!

And some links with more ideas:

Activity Box Ideas For March
Activity Box Ideas For January
Activity Box Ideas For Holiday (Can adapt for other times of the year)
Art Project Ideas To Try
Activities To Do With Babies 4-8 Months

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Activities To Try If You’re Stuck At Home With Your Kids During Coronavirus


  1. Audrey says:

    Thank you for sharing! We already are stir crazy this time of year, so will be using some of these! Especially appreciate you including ideas for younger littles.

  2. Brittany says:

    Thanks for compiling all of these ideas for us in one place! Such a great resource!

  3. Sarah says:

    Thank you! We will use some of these for sure!

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