5 Low-Tech Activities Your Kids Can Do At Home

Give your kids a break from screen time with these old-school activities

Give your kids a break from screen time with these low-tech activities that require only their imagination! Here are 5 creativity-boosting activities that will fend off boredom! Bonus: All activities can be done with average household supplies. Let the fun begin!

1. Kid Obstacle Course

No materials required! This group activity challenges kids to build an obstacle course that is constantly growing and changing by using their bodies to create new obstacles for other players to go around, under, or over.

Click here for step-by-step instructions of Kid Obstacle Course.

2. Locomotion Commotion

Bust out some paint and old toy cars for a fun art project! Kids dip toy cars and wheels into various colors of paint and roll them over a large sheet of white paper to create a unique piece of artwork.

Click here for step-by-step instructions of Locomotion Commotion.

3. A Chance to Act Out

Don’t let rain showers ruin spring break! This group activity can easily be played inside. Kids use common everyday objects from around the house as props to create an impromptu short play.

Click here for step-by-step instructions of A Chance to Act Out.

4. Invent a Cartoon

Great for solo playing time (either indoors or outdoors), kids pick a caption and draw a funny cartoon to go along with it.

Click here for step-by-step instructions of Invent a Cartoon.

5. Bubble Building

Perfect for those beautiful spring days, kids can do this activity outside for oodles of bubble fun! Kids are challenged to construct homemade bubble wands, test their designs, and blow unique and dazzling bubbles of all sizes.

Click here for step-by-step instructions of Bubble Building.


Free Online Library of Children’s Activities

The Bay Area Discovery Museum, with its research division the Center for Childhood Creativity, launched CreativityCatapult.org — an online collection of free activities to promote creativity development in children ages 2 to 14. The free resource includes 80 activities that can be filtered by age, topic, number of participants, level of difficulty, duration of time, and skill.


By Jennifer Moncayo-Hida, Senior Communications Manager at Bay Area Discovery Museum

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