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Staying home? 5 fun, easy activities for kids

Coronavirus has arrived to Wisconsin, and Governor Evers recently declared a state of emergency. He also recommended that events with more than 250 people be cancelled.

So, what to do at home? When you’ve exhausted your typical go-to activities, try one of these fun and easy activities. (And we do mean EASY. We’ve chosen these projects specifically for NON-CRAFTY people. 😉 )


1. DIY Mini Volcanos

All you need (literally) is baking soda and vinegar. Food coloring makes it even more fun. Get to it and watch the lava flow!

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2. Exploring colors with baking soda and vinegar

Using the exact same ingredients as #1 (baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring), this is another ridiculously easy activity that will keep kids entertained for at least as long as a television show.

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3. Rainbow Bubble Snakes

The only incredients you need for Rainbow Bubble Snakes are a plastic bottle, some duct tape, a sock without a match, and dish soap. SCORE! I have literally all of these things, and I’m sure you do, too. As usual, it’s more fun with food coloring.

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4. 3 ingredient DIY foam paint

To make this fun DIY paint, you just need shaving cream, glue, food coloring, and a plastic bag. After you squish the ingredient together, you can make some colorful and unique art!

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5. Funfetti Play Dough

Homemade playdough that looks like confetti? How fun is this? It only takes two ingredients to make it, but be careful, because it’s edible and VERY sweet!

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6. ABCmouse.com

If you’re ready to give the kids some screen time, you can make it educational with ABCmouse.com. They are offering a *free* 30 day trial.

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