Need ideas for activities and crafts that require everyday supplies? No glitter, no hot glue gun, no pom-poms. This is an excellent list of educational activities and crafts that can keep your kids busy while school is closed because of Coronavirus/ Covid-19 but use only things you probably already have on hand. These activities and kids’ crafts require things most families have on hand or can pick up on their now less frequent trips to the grocery store; everyday supplies like post-it notes, Lego, paint, paper, and crayons. These activities have a wide age range, the Connect The Dots Math is definitely for school-age kids, but you could change the equations to just numbers like a traditional connect the dot and voila it’s for a preschooler! So scroll through and find the right activities for your children and the supplies you have on hand.
Learning Activities Using Everyday Supplies
Letter Sounds Match Game with Figurines ( use whatever you have!)
Arts & Crafts That Require Only Basic Supplies
Cork Painted Rainbow – I have a feeling there may be an abundance of corks over the next six weeks.
Paper Roll Cat – many daycare providers, can’t use these rolls anymore, but if you are at home practicing social distancing, there are no rules to follow!
Painting with Bath Poofs ( yes clean them first and after)
Fly Swatter Painting – get those kids outside smacking things!
Fine Motor Activities You Can Do With Stuff You Have At Home
Painting with Q-tips
Don’t forget going for a walk; snuggling up with a book, cooking, or drawing together are all valuable and only use what you probably have on hand. This might be a long few weeks, but it also might be a fantastic chance to spend time together. I’m not saying it won’t be hard, but a lot of good things aren’t easy. You got this!