If you’ve been home with your kids, you know just how quickly they can lose interest in what once seemed exciting. If board games and throwing the ball has gotten too redundant to enjoy, we’ve got you covered!

Albuquerque ER & Hospital has compiled a kid-approved list of creative activities to keep them occupied and mitigate boredom at home.

Don’t Go Stir Crazy

These days, it almost seems impossible to withhold electronics from children’s daily routines. But, not all screen-time has to be mindless!

Fun, educational screen-time activities include:

Chang it up

On the flip side, use these ideas to encourage your children to be more active with their imagination.

Here at 15 electronic-free activities to keep your kids entertained at home:
  1. Make origami
  2. Do a puzzle
  3. Play checkers or chess
  4. Create a memory box
  5. Read, read, read!
  6. Build a fort or clubhouse
  7. Write letters to mail to relatives 
  8. Bury a time capsule
  9. Play bingo
  10. Have a picnic inside or in the backyard
  11. Paint with watercolors or shaving cream and food coloring
  12. Go on a treasure hunt
  13. Use a telescope for stargazing at night
  14. Make paper-mâché
  15. Put on a play or puppet show

A note from us

During this uncertain time, there is one thing you can count on for certain; Albuquerque ER & Hospital is open and here for you. If a medical emergency arises, we’re ready to help, 24/7, 365 days a year—including holidays.

We hope you and your family are staying home and staying safe!

Disclaimer: As a service to our readers, Albuquerque ER & Hospital and Nutex Health state no content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinicians.


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