The 35 activities available on this site so far are great for kids and for families. Truthfully, though, they are great for just adults too. So if you are in an adult-only household, try giving some of these activities a try!
You have no idea how many different fun materials you have in and around your house right now that can be used to make amazing cards for someone you love. Ideally you would have 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock of any color to make your cards. You can purchase this online at places like Blick, Michaels, and Joann Stores (who is offering curbside pick up at some locations). Don’t forget to buy the 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 matching envelopes (size A9). To make the card, fold the paper over to decrease the long side by half. Flatten the seam with your finger or a utensil by pressing firmly. If you have a paper cutter or are precise with a scissor you can use any size paper and create cards of any size. Finding pre-made envelopes gets trickier this way so I recommend sticking with card sizes that can fit in the envelope sizes specified below. I recommend including 3 elements on the front of the card only. Of these items include something a bit 3D, something that has a shine to it, and something with a special feel. Think of it as abstract art, which takes the pressure off for non-artist types. Some materials are particularly versatile like leftover ribbon, stickers, and aluminum foil. Even abstract art can be thematic though. For example, one card could use blue glitter glue smudged all over, white ribbon, and small seashells from your last vacation to provide an ocean vibe. Be sure to use stick glue to apply elements when possible because it won’t give the cards a wet look like too much white glue will. Create lots of cards so you have them ready for birthdays and other holidays. As an extra special treat send a few in the mail today!
- A1 Envelopes – 3 5/8 x 5 1/8.
- A2 Envelopes – 4 3/8 x 5 3/4.
- A6 Envelopes – 4 3/4 x 6 1/2.
- A7 Envelopes – 5 1/4 x 7 1/4.
- A8 Envelopes – 5 1/2 x 8 1/8.
- A9 Envelopes – 5 3/4 x 8 3/4.
- A10 Envelopes – 6 x 9 1/2.
Bring out your inner scientist by trying some easy and fun experiments at home with household items you may already have handy. There is no shortage of websites online that you can weed through to find the perfect experiments for your family. In a pinch check out the 50 experiments from Hands On As We Grow, 37 experiments from Prep Scholar, or 63 experiments from Mommy Poppins. Keep a towel handy for the potential mess!
Admittedly, drones don’t come cheap. A dear friend of ours bought our kids a Millennium Falcon Drone for a holiday one year and I still can’t believe the price tag. We love using it though. It’s lots of fun! These days drones come in all shapes, sizes, price ranges, and features (like cameras and app compatibility). Although many are made and priced for professionals, there are lots of kid friendly drones on the market. Don’t worry if you have to be cooped up indoors. They have ones you can even use in an apartment.
There may not be another time in your life when your family will be as willing to talk to you as now. After all, if they are stuck at home there is not much else for them to do. Take advantage of this opportunity by starting to construct your family tree. Get your kids involved by having them ask grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, and so forth questions about your family. It’s a fantastic way to sneak in a little history too. Kids can also have fun making a hard copy family tree. You can find some great ideas here. They will love to decorate it and it will help them remember what sometimes can seem like a complex family lineage. If you want to create a digital family tree there are plenty of websites and apps to choose from. After I looked though some family tree apps for my own purpose I ended up picking the app Twile to use. I love how easy it is to use, that it incorporates our images easily, that it has both a tree style display and a timeline style display. The best part is that you can invite your relatives who know the most about your family history into your family tree on the app and they can add more details themselves. For families who don’t like to chat as much about their ancestral roots, there are lots of other useful online tools to research your family!
Practical jokes are great to invest in since April Fools Day is just around the corner. An affordable and easily found item is the good ol’ whoopie cushion. This works particularly well if you have detachable cushions on your kitchen chairs. It becomes a challenge to see who can sneak it onto someone’s chair. The first time we got one we were in stitches for a week before we got bored of it. Pranks don’t require any purchasing though. Check out these great prank ideas. Tonight my family played a game of hide the salad dressing on me. I took it out of the fridge three times before I realized they kept putting it back in secretly. To get you in the mood for hijinks read about these all time greatest pranks that made headlines.
30-1. FUN ACTIVITIES
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