Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, many people are finding themselves in quarantine in order to most effectively practice “social distancing.” Even Kim Kardashian, who shared Instagram Stories on Saturday and Sunday of her children going stir-crazy during the several-day isolation. The reality star filmed as her kids made and played in a fort of cardboard boxes, running around in their pajamas all weekend.

Kim’s onto something! Cardboard boxes are an awesome (and inexpensive) way to keep children entertained. If you and your partner have found yourselves at home this work-week, stuck inside with kids who are also quarantined, bored, and coming down with cabin fever, it’s going to be a long week.

So, you might as well have a few quarantine-friendly tricks up your sleeve.

How can you keep kids entertained during the coronavirus crisis? Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or you’re living that WFH life right now, there are plenty of ways to keep the whole family from going stir-crazy. In fact, here are 125 ideas for kids to avoid cabin fever during the coronavirus pandemic.

Things to Do With Kids During Coronavirus Quarantine and Social Distancing

1. Make a cardboard fort

Take a hint from Kim K. and put those empty Amazon boxes out in the garage to good use!

2. Set up a treasure hunt

Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to keep kids occupied for a few hours.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus and How to Prevent It

3. Watch the beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium

There’s a beluga whale webcam set up at the Georgia Aquarium, so you can see what your whale friends are up to at anytime.

4. Read-at-home bingo

As your kids accomplish each reading task, they should cross off each bingo square.

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