Find Your Family Funยฎ at Home! Guide ๐ŸŒŸ

A Guide to Keeping Your Family Busy (AND Keeping Your Sanity!)

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni Kid Lakewood-Littleton Editor and Publisher March 13, 2020

Sometimes, you just gotta stay at home.

Sometimes, that's a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of daily life. But sometimes, it's not. Sometimes, you feel like you might just lose your mind if the kids tell you they're bored ONE. MORE. TIME.

Never fear, Macaroni Fam. We GOT you.

We've assembled the best darn list of things to do on the planet. I'm just sayin'.



  • Build a blanket fort
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Camp in the living room
  • Have a movie night
  • Try a science experiment
  • Family board games!
  • Card games
  • Cozy up with a good book (or five)
  • Put on a fashion show
  • Listen to an audio book
  • Discover new podcasts (more here!)
  • Write a snail mail letter (and mail it!)
  • Draw a picture and leave it on your neighbor's door
  • Put on a puppet show
  • Play the Yes or No game
  • Do a puzzle as a family
  • Challenge someone to Minute to Win It games
  • Fly paper airplanes
  • Build with marshmallows and toothpicks
  • Create your own circus
  • Take selfies
  • Create a race car track with painters' tape
  • Play Mirror, Mirror (stand face to face and mimic each other)
  • Have a paint chip hunt - find the closest thing to the paint chip color
  • Math magic
  • Play BINGO!
  • Indoor games
  • Take a nap (amiright????)

  • Paint the back porch with water
  • Create an indoor obstacle course
  • Have a dance party
  • Exercise in place
  • Play with a balloon
  • Outdoor games
  • Start a pillow fight
  • Go bowling with empty plastic bottles
  • The floor is lava!
  • Play follow the leader
  • Jumping jacks for the win!
  • Ice skate using dryer sheets on a wood floor
  • DIY Laser Maze using streamers
  • Jumping games




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