Fun Activities and FREE Coloring Pages for Kids
Anyone else feel like you became a homeschool teacher and camp counselor overnight?
If you're one of the millions of parents, grandparents or guardians at home with school-aged children looking for constructive activities, we have some really fun ideas for you.
Before you pull out the glue gun and glitter, check out these simple activities that keep kids moving, productive and entertained.
Whether they need a quiet, solitude activity or a get-up-and-move activity, we've got plenty of ways to make the most of indoor and backyard fun!
Free Coloring Pages
Do your kids love unicorns and rainbows? YES! Then they will love coloring this adorable scene inspired by our Unicorn kids play tent.
Click to download the unicorn coloring page.
If mermaids, sea turtles and dolphins are your kids' jam, they will love this under the sea scene to color! This printable coloring book page was inspired by the original artwork featured on our award-winning mermaid play tent for kids - a perfect play space for quiet coloring, reading and doing homework!
Click to download the mermaid coloring page.
How about one for the space explorers? Your young astronauts will definitely enjoy this space-themed coloring page with planets, stars, and of course, aliens. This out-of-this-world coloring page is inspired by our favorite rocket ship play tent for kids and of course, our best-selling otherworldly, zero-gravity target shooting game.
Kids love robots and we do too! For all robot lovers out there, we’ve two more special coloring pages just for you, featuring two of our favorite mini-robots. Let the kids go crazy with colors with these TokTok and Ditto mini bot-inspired coloring pages!
Target A Treat
Variety is the spice of life; and when variety is in short supply, let imagination make up the difference!
Here's a game that is easy to play and can be adapted to whatever you have on hand. Start with little prizes that kids can win. It can be anything from a piece of candy to a plastic Easter egg with a coin to a small toy.
Place prizes around the house or backyard and have kids use foam-dart blaster guns to shoot the prize once they spot it.
Or use glow stick bracelets to toss, like a ring toss. Or play in the yard using a small ball.
We might stay indoors for a while, so let’s say yes to indoor camping! Whether you’re planning an under-the-sea themed sleepover, a glitzy unicorn glamping night, an out-of-this-world camping special, or a classic teepee tent night, these cool tents have got your back.
Make sure to pack some toys, pillows, snacks, books, and a flashlight (or glow-in-the-dark toys) for your overnight ‘camping trip’. For more excitement, try setting up the tents in various places inside the house. But if you’re up for an adventure, try camping in your backyard and sleep under the stars!
Party With Your Toys
Need some companionship? Gather your toys around and host a party for them. It can be an old fashioned tea party for toys - featuring dolls and stuffed toys - or maybe cute mini robots too - or something a little bit more elaborate with colorful decorations or a fun theme.
Or let kids switch roles from student to teacher. They can lead a class on a topic they are interested in. Bring out the globe or the Scrabble letters. Let kids read their favorite book to their toys or sing them a song. Give kids the opportunity to be in control and the hostess with the mostess!
And let’s not forget - glow parties! Add some glow elements to your toy parties with glow sticks, shutter shades, stickers, critters, and more. Use glow sticks and connectors to decorate your toy party, create glow jewelry (bracelets and necklaces), or create other cool shapes.
Let kids bring out their inner Marie Kondo! If you're spending a lot of time inside, now is a great time to make your surroundings look great! Have kids practice grouping by color or size.
Teach kids to sort their toys according to kind - for instance, keep their clay, sand, or mold toys together; shooting or target toys together; remote control cars together; cute and cuddly stuffed toys together; and so on.
Challenge them to arrange by oldest to newest toys and help them identify which ones they like the best or the least. This may even inspire them to decide to donate some of their toys to charity - just be sure to wash everything you send out.
Make a Photo Book
While all this cleaning and organizing is going on, don't forget to snap some photos. Seeing before and after photos are SO satisfying and tell a great story. Or make your own educational photo books such as learning colors, shapes and rhymes. For example, gather all toys and books of the same color and snap a photo. Now search for the next color grouping. Or set a kids drone, an ice cream cone and a phone, and take a photo of the rhyming words. You'll be left with so much to show and tell when family and friends call.
Share Your Fun
If you have super fun ideas we'd love to hear them. And if you download our coloring pages, we'd love to see you share them on social media. Be sure to tag @USAToyz so we can like your post!