Links for Off-Line Activities

As a parent, I know my own children are spending more time on devices right now than they normally would and I have accepted that our normal rules and limits are not going to apply. But I am still looking for activities they’ll enjoy offline, especially when the weather is bad and they can’t be out in our backyard.

This site has a bunch of different games to play with paper and pencil. Some are quite easy and could be played by very young children. Some are more challenging.

Here are some coloring pages you can print out (assuming you have a printer with enough ink and paper) from Van Gogh paintings.

Kristi Mraz is a former teacher, now writer and teacher of teachers, and she has shared some things she is doing at home with her own children. There are lots of different ideas here and you could pick and choose any that might work for you and your child(ren).

  1. Make a schedule
  2. Work Choice
  3. Storytelling
  4. Book Making
  5. Inventory, Grocery Shopping, and Comparison Pricing
  6. Organize the Albums
  7. Self Talk and Mantras
  8. Community Service
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