Quarantine Activities for Kids
Getting cabin fever? Having trouble thinking of ways to keep kids entertained at home?
We feel you! That’s why our team has come together to share some ways we’ve been keeping our kids entertain at home. Because amazing organic remedy pops is just part of ways we want to make your life “eezier”.
Activities at Home:
1. Homemade cookie recipe!
It sounds so simple, but I’ve found myself getting far too used to buying store-made cookies or the easy and quick break-and-bake. Honestly, I can’t even remember the last time my kids and I baked cookies “from scratch.”
While I’m no baker, I’ve dropped Nestle’s recipe below for your quick use.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
2. Set up camp!
With social distancing stopping many fun public indoor activities and the cold winter weather making outdoor activities not-so-pleasant, this activity lets you get the best of both worlds!
We have an old tent in the attic that I don’t think we’ve used for real outdoor camping in maybe 20 years. But it sure comes in handy when the kids are looking to mix it up!
3. Break out the puzzle
Or really any board game. But the thing I love about puzzles is it’s more collaborative than competitive, and it doesn’t demand anyone’s undivided attention. Your son gets hungry? He can get up and get a snack without missing his turn or holding anyone up. Your daughter isn’t sure she wants to do a puzzle? Totally fine! She can join in when she wants to, no problem.