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Working from home with children is challenging. Juggling teleconferencing, writing, or trying to balance a budget while having young kids around is tricky. That’s why we’ve assembled "no-parent needed" activities to encourage independent play.

42 easy activities to keep kids busy while parents work from home

These fun activities will keep your kids entertained when you need to focus on your work—or if you just need to take a few minutes for yourself.

These activities:
    •    Can be enjoyed by kids under six (though many are fun at any age!)
    •    Are quick to set up (and clean up)
    •    Use common household items (no special equipment!)
    •    Include both indoor and outdoor play options
 

Try this printable boredom-buster

Here are two printable activity dice you can bring out the next time your kids are looking for something to do.

Simply cut, fold, and glue or tape these shapes into cubes, and toss for a random activity idea.

Here are some ways you can use the dice:
    •    Give it to kids to play with on their own
    •    Join in the fun when you need a quick "body
          break"
    •    See if Grandma or Grandpa is game to play with
          your kids over FaceTime or Zoom

Tell us: How is your family coping?

These are stressful times for many families. We’d like to hear from you: How are you doing? What are your biggest parenting challenges right now? Have you found any tips or tricks to keep kids happy and active that you’d like to share with other parents?

If you’d like to share your story, drop us a line at editors@activeforlife.com.

Coming soon

In next week’s newsletter, we’ll be providing some simple, beginner-friendly ways you and your children can use physical activity and body awareness to manage anxiety and stress.
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

 

Is it safe to play outside?
Can families go for walks or ride bikes?
Are playdates okay?

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