We all have those days when we’re on the lookout for super simple activities to pull together for our children.

Perhaps it’s because we need to distract the kids so we can make dinner.

Or maybe we just need a few minutes of quiet time during the middle of the day.

Either way, children and teens love to learn if it is an activity that they enjoy doing.

They need super simple activities that are fun and engaging, and then they’ll be good to go.

So without further ado, I’ve compiled a list of ten of my favorite super simple activities that are appropriate for kids of all ages.

Check them out below!

 

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SUPER SIMPLE ACTIVITIES

 

1) POETRY AND ART

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ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Poetry and Art Challenge by Down Homeschool Lane

 

MORE POETRY AND ART RESOURCES

Sing A Song Of Seasons: A Nature Poem For Each Day Of The Year

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood: The Poetry Of Mr. Rogers

A Child’s Introduction To Poetry

A Child’s Introduction To Art

Vivid: Poems & Notes About Color

Painting In The Sky: Writing Poetry With Children

 

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2) HISTORY AND LANGUAGE ARTS

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Laura Ingalls Wilder Unit Study by They Call Me Blessed

 

MORE HISTORY AND LANGUAGE ARTS RESOURCES

Mark Twain – Literacy in History and Social Studies, Grades 6 – 8

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3

Notgrass Our Star-Spangled Story Curriculum Package Elementary Grade 1-4 History

 

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3) CHARACTER AND LIFE SKILLS

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): 30 Day Character Challenge For Kids by Life of a Homeschool Mom

 

MORE CHARACTER AND LIFE SKILLS RESOURCES

Ten Minute Life Lessons For Kids

Character In A Jar

Stand For Something Book

The Game Plan Game

52 Essential Conversations

Gifted Learning Flashcards

Kids Of Character Bible Study

What Do You Stand For? Character-building Card Game

 

 

 

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4) WRITING

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Mini Books for Preschoolers by Real Life at Home

 

MORE WRITING RESOURCES

Mini Notebooks, 48-pack

Pencil Grips

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101 Story Starters For Kids

100 Must Know Sight Words

Creativity and Writing Skills

A Writer’s Toolbox

Magnetic Drawing Board

 

 

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5) ART APPRECIATION

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Art Appreciation Unit Study by Eclectic Homeschool

 

MORE ART APPRECIATION RESOURCES

Children’s Book of Art

ABC’s of Art

Mini Masters

The Story of Art

Famous Painting Cards

13 Paintings Children Should Know

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

Fine Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Classic Masterpieces

A Child’s Introduction to Art: The World’s Greatest Paintings and Sculptures (Child’s Introduction Series)

 

 

 

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6) READING AND LIFE SKILLS

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): List of Family-Friendly Books, Movies, and Activities by Down Aspen Lane

 

MORE READING AND LIFE SKILL RESOURCES

The Reading Lesson: Teach Your Child to Read in 20 Easy Lessons

Zingo! Sight Words Game

Sight Words Bingo

Multisensory Phonics Playset

Wooden Reading Blocks

Montessori Reading Notebook

First Little Readers

Summer Bridge Activities

 

 

 

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7) MUSIC APPRECIATION

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Music Appreciation Study by Eclectic-Homeschool

 

MORE MUSIC APPRECIATION RESOURCES

Meet The Great Composers, Book 1

Meet The Great Composers, Book 2

A Child’s Introduction To The Orchestra

The Story Of The Orchestra

Famous Composer Sticker Book

My First Classical Music Book

 

 

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8) COLORS

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Simple Color Scavenger Hunt by iHeart Crafty Things

 

MORE COLOR RESOURCES

Rainbow Counting Bears and Cups

Colorful Beads, Bears, and Shape Sorters

Finger Paints

Giant Finger Paint Pad

 Color Matching Mosaic Pegboard

Flexible Construction Fort Set, 77-piece

Toy Straws and Connectors Set

Wooden Shape Color Sorting Clock

Large Developmental Play Sticks, 40-piece

 

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9) SCIENCE

ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Periodic Table Battlefield Game by Teach Beside Me

 

MORE SCIENCE RESOURCES

Kids Beginner Microscope

Awesome Science Experiments For Kids

Awesome Engineering For Kids

Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments For Kids

National Geographic Earth Science Kit

National Geographic Geodes Kit

Science Experiment Kit

Science Encyclopedia

How Things Work Encyclopedia

A Kids’ Guide To The Periodic Table

Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

 

 

10) PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND LOGIC

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ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): Backyard Activities by Down Homeschool Lane

 

MORE BACKYARD ACTIVITY RESOURCES

Trampoline Sprinkler

Splash Pad

Floor Piano Mat

Ninja Obstacle Course

Saucer Swing

Outdoor Exploration Kit

The Backyard Bug Book For Kids

Kids Camping Set

Laser Tag

Air Fort

 

 

BONUS ACTIVITY

 

11) CRAFT AND SOCIAL

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ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE): How To Throw A Tea Party by Down Homeschool Lane

 

MORE POETRY AND TEA PARTY IDEAS

Porcelain Tea Set

Kidzlane Play Tea Set

Chasing Butterflies Ceramic Tea Set

Tea Party Today Book

Sweet Tea By The Live Oak Tree Book

My Very First Tea Party Book

Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties Book

Tea Rex Book

Tea Party Rules Book

The Tea Party In The Woods

 

 

 

 

I hope these ideas have inspired you to provide new and engaging activities for your children to do throughout the week.

A little variety and fun can go a long way with children of all ages.

Happy Learning!

 

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DISCUSSION: What types of activities do your children most enjoy doing?

 

 

 

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