30 fun things to do with kids

Browse through our collection of 30 fun things to do with your kids, for when you’re lacking inspiration on how to keep the little ones entertained.

Funny bookmark idea on Kidspot Activities Funny bookmark idea Funny bookmark idea Make Mum or Dad a funny but practical gift with this funny bookmark idea. It's so easy. What you need: 1 photo of child pretending to hang from a rope white card for backing View activity origami windmill Activities Origami windmill Origami windmill With digital games making our kids more and more attuned to 'quick fix' entertainment, origami can be a rewarding way to help them improve their focus and attention to detail. This step by step video shows View activity orange origami balloon Activities Origami balloon Origami balloon Origami is a low-fuss craft activity for kids: no glue, no sticky tape, just squares of coloured paper and you're ready to go.  Just watch the video below and learn how to make an origami balloon. What View activity Paper flowers on Kidspot NZ Activities How to make paper flowers How to make paper flowers This clever fold and cut method makes paper flowers so easy.  Once you get the hang of it, you will want to make a whole bouquet.  What you need: coloured construction paper bendable View activity Activities 10 easy riddles for kids 10 easy riddles for kids Riddles and jokes - kids love them! Get the kids giggling with these great riddles. They'll love to test them out on their friends and family. They're sure to get a fair few View activity Activities The egg in the bottle experiment The egg in the bottle experiment Science experiments are fun to do and a great way for children to learn. Try this science experiment and your kids will learn the effects of heat. What you need: Juice bottle Hardboiled egg Candles Number of View activity Activities Playdough leaf print Play dough can provide hours of entertainment with all the different activities and games you can play. The kids will love this activity as they can create and recreate any imprint they can find. What you need: homemade or store-bought non-toxic View activity science girl with coloured bottles Activities Colourful milk swirl experiment Colourful milk swirl experiment Simple science experiments using kitchen and pantry items are fun to do and a great way to help your kids learn. Try this colourful milk swirl experiment. Just watch the video tutorial to show you View activity Activities Ice block building Ice block building Kids of all ages love playing with blocks. And ice blocks? Well, they're a kid's favourite too. Now add them both together and you have a cool activity that is messy and fun! What you need: View activity bubbles Activities Blowing bubbles mix
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kids gardening Activities Make A Garden Composter
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Activities Balloon hovercraft Balloon hovercraft Show your little ones the amazing way balloons can be used to create a unique hovercraft they can build all on their own. Boys and girls love playing with boats and water so why not make View activity Activities Whizzing balloons Whizzing balloons This is a great party game for children of all ages to enjoy. Children will love watching their balloons rise and will be eager to see who will win. What you need: A packet of balloons   Activity: Children stand behind a line View activity Activities A car activity box When travelling with kids it's great to be prepared and organised. A car activity box has lots of great activities that will keep kids entertained for hours. What you need: Colouring books Pencils Crayons Soft toys Books Stickers CD's Travel sized board games View activity scarecrow Activities Make a scarecrow
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Activities Hangman paper game Hangman paper game Kids of all ages love to spend time drawing. There is so much fun in drawing and playing games. Your kids will enjoy this hangman paper game! What you need: Paper Pen Number of players: 2 Activity: Start the game by having one View activity Moving self portraits Activities Moving self portrait mobiles Moving self portrait mobiles Take a picture of yourself and make it move with this crazy craft activity for kids. Kids will enjoy watching themselves move about from the mobile as well as being able to position themselves View activity Activities Bowling pins Bowling pins This is a great activity to keep the kids entertained inside on a rainy day or outside in the sunshine. They will have loads of fun decorating the skittles and even more fun trying to knock them down! What you View activity Activities Build a paper mache piggy bank Build a paper mache piggy bank Construct and decorate your very own paper mache piggy bank. Here's how. What you need: Paper mache glue balloon for each View activity Finger knitting Activities Finger knitting Children are often keen to learn how to knit or crochet, especially if they see you doing it, but they may find it difficult to manipulate the tools. Finger knitting is a great way to introduce them to these crafts. View activity Activities Craft a pelican windsock   This paper mache pelican windsock is a great addition to any garden and is super easy to make. Make one today. What you need: Square of fabric Scissors Pipe cleaners Glue Needle and thread Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls View activity crayon Activities Create an impressive melted crayon artwork
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Cute cardboard box dollhouse idea Activities Make your own drum Make your own drum Making a drum for your kids will make you one rockin' mum in their eyes. But why help create something that makes noise when you're always telling them to be quiet? Because once your View activity Autumn leaf garland craft Activities Autumn leaf garland Autumn leaf garland Autumn leaves can provide many great Autumn craft activities for kids. Just go outside and collect a bagful then spend the afternoon making leafy art. Try this autumn leaf garland. What you need: View activity Make coloured pasta jewellery Activities Make coloured pasta jewellery Make coloured pasta jewellery Coloured pasta jewellery is a cute kids craft. Once you've tried this simple method for brightly colouring pasta, you'll never look back! Kids will have lots of fun making these colourful pasta accessories, not View activity Butterfly paper garland Activities Butterfly paper garland Butterfly paper garland This butterfly garland, made from pegs and patty cases, is a super-simple craft idea to pretty up a little girl's room, or just to make that string-and-peg art display a little funkier. What you need: View activity Cute bunny puppet Activities Cute bunny puppet Cute bunny puppet This cute bunny puppet is made from an old sweater. It requires minimal sewing skills, and if you don't have a sewing machine, it's a small enough project to stitch by hand for older kids. View activity Activities Make your own eggshell candles Make your own eggshell candles You can transform almost any container into a candle vessel. Eggshells are the perfect vessle for a small votive style candle. Make these for any occasion, but why not try them around easter View activity Cheeky monkey craft on Kidspot Activities Make cheeky monkeys Make cheeky monkeys These cute little pom pom and pipe cleaner monkeys are a bit fiddly to make, but if you help your kids to make them they can have fun linking them together like the old barrel View activity Sock snowman on Kidspot New Zealand Activities No-sew sock snowman No-sew sock snowman Up-cycle all those odd socks in your laundry basket by making a sock snowman for winter.  This is a fun rainy day activity that requires no sewing: Just string and glue. What you need: View activity

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