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Activities Kids Can Do at Home – Fun, Affordable Easy Ideas & Inspiration

Help the kids have fun at home with these easy indoor and outdoor activities using simple household items, pantry staples, recycled materials and a little bit of imagination!

As families stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, with the cancellation of countless upcoming events and travel at a standstill, we hope these ideas will come in handy for the days and weeks ahead, especially during the school holidays in April.  Keep the boredom at bay with:

♥️ Indoor Play

♥️ Arts & Crafts

♥️ Backyard Fun

♥️ Baking & Cooking


We have lots of ideas already in our Baking & Cooking Category HERE, but below we’ve listed some of our favourite kitchen inspirations.

Bake a Cake

Learn a recipe from scratch (there are hundreds to choose from online) or simply start with a packet mix. We’ve used Greens Classic Chocolate Cake Mix and it’s never failed us. Check out the Taste website here with easy recipes for kids.

Make Cookies & Treats

As with making a cake, start a recipe from scratch, use a packet mix or buy ready made cookie dough from the refrigerated section in the supermarket. It’s super easy and quick too. Here are a few of our favourites:

Easy biscuit recipe to start with.

easy biscuit recipe for kids

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Kid’s Rocky Road

Cake in a Mug Cooking Lesson for Kids

Chocolate Apricot Fudge

chocolate apricot fudge recipe

Make Pancakes

Get creative in the kitchen and make pancakes with the kids.  There are shortcuts available with pancake shakes on the market, but the best ones are always made from scratch.  See our recipe for easy to make pancakes here.

birthday pancakes

Anzac Biscuits

A traditional family favourite all year round, Anzac biscuits are super easy to make.  Follow our recipe here. 


Anzac Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

anzac apple cinnamon muffins recipe

Lemonade Scones

Loved equally by both adults and children, this recipe for scones made with lemonade (no butter) is super easy to follow and simple enough for the kids to join in and help.

Cinnamon Donuts

There’s nothing like rolling a freshly cooked donut in cinnamon sugar and heating while it’s still warm. Follow our recipe here

Not to eat, but fun to make in the kitchen….

Make Salt Dough

This is great indoor activity and you can use the recipe for making Christmas or Easter ornaments and jewellery. See the recipe here.

Great Ideas for Screen Free Time with Kids - Salt Dough Recipe

Make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta

Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta is an inexpensive activity and good sensory fun. Read how to make it here.

Great Ideas for Screen Free Time with Kids - Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta

Make Play Dough

A favourite for generations and still a hit for kids today. Find the recipe here

Family, Nature & COVID-19 Guide

A free online guide to support families during COVID-19 restrictions has been launched by Nature Play SA. The 85-page e-book contains over 200 ideas for all ages – READ MORE HERE

Check out more ideas here:

♥️ Indoor Play

♥️ Online Adventures

♥️ Arts & Crafts

♥️ Backyard Fun

Have an idea not listed here?  Please feel free to share it with us so other families can enjoy it too.  Just email us at or comment below.

things to do in Adelaide for families

 At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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