What To Do To Keep Kids Entertained at Home for Three Weeks or More

This information will come in handy for summer as well as this extended spring break.

So right now we are dealing with a strange situation we've never been in before and we're all just trying to do our best. One of the things that everyone with kids is facing at the moment is that we have to figure out how we're going to keep our kids occupied while they're off of school. Sure they're going to have school work for part of the time they're off, but if they had spring break scheduled in there that's a week of no school work and no leaving the house so what do we do?

There are lots of fun things that you can do at home to keep the kids entertained. Here are a few things that I came up with:

  1. Write and perform a play together
  2. Make pretend (or real) Youtube videos where your kid is the host
  3. Dance parties 
  4. Family Karaoke 
  5. Make your own escape room 
  6. Have them help prepare meals - my kids love to help cook and bake. Besides keeping them entertained for 30 minutes to an hour it also teaches them a valuable life skill.

Here are some more great ideas from the website  Active For Life .

Kids will go stir crazy and drive you crazy so try to find things to keep them occupied. We're all in this together if you have any other great ideas please share them in the comments section.

Nikki "Nikilicious" Montgomery

I'm a Central Wisconsin girl born and raised. I grew up in Port Edwards and participated in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and softball as well as many clubs like National Honor Society, SADD, yearbook and forensics. I was a very busy high school student and still managed to get good enough grades to go to college at UW-Stevens Point where I was just as busy between working 3 jobs including executive staff positions at the campus alternative rock radio station and volunteering at the campus television station.

After graduation I thought I would take my BA in Mass Communications with emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism and Minor in Political Science and become a big time reporter in some major city. But instead my internship with our news station here at Midwest Communications turned into a part-time job and opened the door to the morning show co-host position at WDEZ. After 9 1/4 years of fun in the mornings I was promoted to Assistant Brand Manager and moved to The Workday Getaway.

I couldn't deny my love for rock anymore! It was time dive head first into the genre I spent my formative years listening to day in and day out. When the opportunity arose for me to become the Brand Manager for Rock 94.7 and host the morning show I couldn't pass it up.

I'm so happy that I stayed in Central Wisconsin I couldn't imagine raising my three daughters anywhere else.

Favorite band: STP

First concert: Bryan Adams 1992 at the Target Center in Minneapolis (I was 12)

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite pasttime: Watching Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Covert Affairs

Vice: Wine