DIY At Home Activities

At-home activities that are both fun and educational!
May 1, 2020 by
DIY At Home Activities
School Aids, Inc, Elaine Swart

DIY Lava Lamp

This project is fun and simple and will wow your kids! Making a homemade lava lamp is perfect for boredom prevention. You will need an empty water bottle (for each lava lamp), vegetable oil, water, food coloring, and Alka Seltzer tablets.


DIY Humming Bird Feeder

Make a great hummingbird feeder with common household items: plastic bottle, plastic container, hot glue, pipe cleaners, nail, knife, plastic flowers, water, and sugar. This activity is a fantastic way to keep kids home and learning.


Create Your Own Comic Book

Encourage your child to create their own super story. All you need is paper, pens, and a spark of imagination. This is a great way to help your child with language arts/writing skills.


DIY Rainbow Paper Towel

This is a great hands-on demonstration to show not only color mixing, but also more complex science concepts for the older kids. Jars or cups, water, food color, and paper towels is all that is needed for this quick experiment.


Egg Carton Counters

Use an empty egg crate to help your preschooler learn to count and use one-to-one correspondence. Keep your kids entertained while learning at home.


Greater Than/Less Than Practice

Take a quick arts and crafts project, and turn it into a math lesson. This is a fun, hands-on activity to reinforce math skills.


I Spy Sensory Bag

This is a great activity to do at home with your toddler or preschooler. All you need is a resealable bag, rice, and a few of your child's toys. This will help your child with fine motor skills, but can also be incorporated into language arts activities.


Letter Painting

This is a great hands-on activity to keep the young ones entertained and learning. A great way to reinforce letter recognition, sight words, word families, and handwriting skills. All you need is paper, paint, and cotton swabs.


Magic Color Mixing

Help demonstrate color mixing at home with simple household items. All you need is milk, plate, food coloring, dish soap or hand sanitizer, and a cotton swab. A quick, easy hands-on way to teach kids at home.


Playfoam Disc Golf

A fun, easy, safe way for you and your kids to play disc golf in the house!


Sensory Salt

Turn salt in a flat dish into a great sensory learning tool. Write out letters, numbers, or words on flashcards, and have your child practice writing them out in the salt.


Gracity Demo

The force of gravity is all around us. We experience it every day on Earth, whether or not we think about it.


Painting With Kool Aid

Check out this fun and innovative way to paint. It's so easy and puts a new twist on scratch N' sniff. All you need is paper, Kool-Aid, a paintbrush and water.


Curiosity With Music

Check out this fun and innovative way to paint. It's so easy and puts a new twist on scratch N' sniff. All you need is paper, Kool-Aid, a paintbrush and water.


Tube Puppets

Very simple puppet idea for increased imagination and creativity! All you need is glue, sticks, googly eyes, and Tube!


Puppets From Around the House

Increase the creativity with puppets you can find anywhere! All you need is googly eyes and Glue! Let your imagination run wild! Inspire your kids' imaginations by creating puppets with household items.


Tide Pools

Here's a fun way to get out of the house and explore. Welcome to the world of Sea Creatures!


Candle Water Pump

This is a demonstration of pressure. The air trapped inside the glass is heated up by the burning candle and it is hotter than the air outside the glass in the room. The hot air inside the glass wants to escape, and it tunnels out the bottom of the glass – those are the bubbles you see coming out around the edge of the glass!


Pool Noodle Window Art

Here's a fun and creative way to help your children be artistic! All you'll need is a clean window, water, scissors, and a pool noodle.


Spring Chic Necklace

Use foam sheets and markers to create an adorable Easter egg necklace with a baby chicken hiding inside!


Growing Flower

Plant a flower and see it grow using a craft stick and construction paper.

DIY At Home Activities
School Aids, Inc, Elaine Swart May 1, 2020
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