We were gifted a few items below, but, as always, would only recommend each if we truly loved them! Amazon affiliate links included.
Despite all the outdoor fun we’ve been having lately – backyard sprinklers, trampoline time, and a few hikes here and there – we continue to be home a lot. And when you’re home for months on end, sometimes to you need a little infusion of fun … am I right or am I right?
It’s just a different season and I don’t blame my kiddos one bit for needing some fresh ideas and new toys! So, below you’ll find two weeks of at-home activities for everyday fun! Well, technically it’s ten days because for us at least, when Daddy is home on the weekends that is fun enough!
Magformers Basic Plus Set — I admit, I even love playing with Magformers! These are such a cool building toy and the creation opportunities are endless! One kit gets you started and then you can easily add kits for more pieces, and thus, more and bigger builds. All my kids, ages 2-10, are big fans … and I’m a big fan of toys that can be enjoyed for such a long time. Money well spent!Stick-O City Set — From the brilliant minds who created Magformers, Stick-O is perfect for little hands that are ready to create! This set builds a car, racer, airplane and more with ease. Just “stick” and have fun!
Solar-Powered Rovers — Don’t tell the kids, but these solar-powered rovers are basically a rad science lesson! I’m talkin’ gear ratios, solar cells, electric motors and more! Oh, and they’re fun to play with too! Win win!
Stitch Fix Kids — It’s a mystery if kids actually need official back to school clothes, but in the least, they’re still growing! At least mine are! Jemma and Max have each gotten a Stitch Fix Kids box in the past and they LOVED having surprise outfits delivered to our home. If you’re new to Stitch Fix you can get a kiddo signed up with this $25 credit :) And the prices really just a smidge more than Target, and better quality IMO.
Chalk Zoo — Toss all that broken chalk and start fresh! My kids do 10x better when I give them a little direction and most recently creating a “chalk zoo” of all their favorite animals was a huge hit! This glitter chalk would definitely add some flair to the monkeys and giraffes :)
Water Beads — We fill our water table with water beads and everyone spends a solid thirty minutes on this sensory activity. You can take it up a notch by adding little plastic figures (Tsum Tsums, Smashers, etc.) so younger ones work on fine motor skills picking them out with jumbo tweezers.
Stick-O City Set — From the brilliant minds who created Magformers, Stick-O is perfect for little hands that are ready to create! This set builds a car, racer, airplane and more with ease. Just “stick” and have fun!
LEGO Masters “Contest” — I’m all for mixing the day up with a little TV time. We’ve been watching some classics (like the 1967 Doctor Dolittle and the 1995 A Little Princess) as well as the LEGO Masters season on FOX. LEGO Masters inspired our own contest, and, although a little messy to pull out all the Duplos and LEGOS, the kids have had so much fun getting mystery prompts and being timed on their builds.
Silhouette Suncatchers — We made variations of these earlier this summer as part of our Robert McCloskey unit study … whale silhouettes in honor of Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man. The kids loved it so much they each made multiples! And they look so pretty taped to the window when the sun shines through :)
Carrera RC Slot Cars — Would you look at this fun? I’ll happily allow Carrera tracks and cars to take over floor space because, ohmygoodness, the set-up collaboration, the problem-solving, and the laughter create hours of at-home fun.