Low-Waste Quarantine Activities for Toddlers and Young Kids

Parents sent in their ideas for keeping kids entertained during quarantine

My heart goes out to parents of young children who need to work from home, need to keep the kids busy, and hope to retain their sanity. Last week, I received the following message on Instagram from a parent on lockdown with her young kids.

Below I’ve posted just a sampling of the responses I received. Unfortunately, I was unable take screenshots of all of the responses before they disappeared from my stories. Thank you to everyone who heeded the call!

Doesn’t it warm your heart to see people from all over the world come together like this?

The heart of your home—the kitchen—can serve as laboratory, culinary classroom, waste management department and more. Below are a couple of lesson plans to help keep your kids occupied:

And here’s a quarantine activity for parents: how to make alcohol.

If you have more ideas or resources or both, please post them below in the comments.

Stay well!

2 Replies to “Low-Waste Quarantine Activities for Toddlers and Young Kids”

  1. fun ideas. I want to try making paper.

    1. Hi Lisa,
      My kids and I used to make paper when they were little. It was so fun. We’d dry the paper by sticking it to our big living room window so it would dry perfectly flat. I still have some sheets somewhere. So pretty 🙂
      ~ Anne Marie

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