20 Printables to keep Kids Busy in Isolation
Kids going nuts with boredom? Here are some printables to keep kids busy at home during isolation. It’s got everything from educational activities to toys!
We’re all living in the middle of a crisis situation now, and I know this is true for you and me, whatever parts of the world we’re in right now. With cases rising and lockdowns imposed everywhere, we have no idea when this is going to end.
While we adults have our own issues to deal with during this time, the lockdown takes a toll on kids as well. School’s shut, they can’t see their friends and play dates and parks are out of the question. Poor kids can’t even drive down to visit Grandma!
It’s only natural that the kids are bouncing off the walls – what else can they do with all that energy? Some parents may attempt to homeschool kids at this time, but for many of us, that’s just added stress. Instead, here are 20 fun printables to keep kids busy while in isolation, ranging from educational to imaginative!
20 Fun Printables to keep Kids Busy in Isolation
1. Printable Pom Pom Themed Mats
This is one activity that can keep kids occupied for a good while! Hand them the printed sheets and multicolored pom poms, and let them try matching the pom poms to the circles on the monsters. Make it more of a fine motor exercise by encouraging them to pick up the pom poms with tweezers.
Along with this, you may also like the Printable Bug Theme Pom Pom Match, the printable dinosaur pom pom mats or the printable ocean theme pom pom mats.
2. I Spy Printables
Is your child bored of seeing the same rooms and furniture everyday? Let him learn to focus on the details with some fun I Spy games from And Next Comes L. There are several themes to choose from, so you can pick the ones suitable for you.
3. Paper Weaving Printables
Weaving is fun, but if you don’t have yarn and things, it might feel like a downer. But it needn’t be, when you can print with paper! Just download and print these printables, cut along the mark lines and weave!
4. World Map Geography Printable
With Covid-19 being a global pandemic, the news is full of mentions of countries across the world. Let the kids learn more about world countries and continents with this fun map printable from A Little Pinch of Perfect. You can also pick a continent or country at a time and do activities specific to it, whether it’s China, Australia, Africa or France.
5. Printable Drawing Prompts
Drawing is one of the best activities kids can do at a time like this, since you don’t need any special materials for it and it’s also therapeutic for the mind. However, some kids may be overwhelmed by staring at a blank sheet, which is where drawing prompts can help. Don’t forget to check out our Ocean theme drawing prompt printables too.
6. Free Printable Puppets
Puppets are a fun way for kids to keep busy and playing with puppets also helps them give vent to their emotions. This clown puppet printable is easy to put together and kids can have all kinds of fun shows with it. Add more characters with these printable farm puppets as well.
7. Printable Matching Games
If you have a toddler or preschooler who’s getting antsy with nothing to do, we’ve got the perfect thing – a printable shape match! Little kids who’re learning about colors and shapes will have fun matching them to the pictures with an ocean theme. You can also check out our dinosaur shape match and fruit shape match printables.
8. Free Printable Pack for Preschool
Speaking of preschoolers, if you’re worried your little one will forget whatever she learnt in school before the lockdown started, you’re not alone. Many parents are in the same boat, but with this printable pack for preschoolers and kindergarteners, you don’t have to worry.
9. Free Printable Solar System Bingo
Bingo is always a fun when everyone’s at home, and when it’s an interesting topic like the solar system, it’s even better! Get our free printable to print out the cards, and when you’re done with this, check out our Family Bingo printable as well.
10. Free Printable Build a Monster
Why wait till Halloween to play with monsters when Itsy Bitsy Fun has a fun printable to use right now? Here’s your chance to keep your kids entertained for a while, as they add and remove various parts to the monster’s body to create their own unique creations.
11. Free Printable Spring Theme Play Dough Mats
If you’ve got play dough at home and are tired of scraping it off carpets and furniture, it’s time to download and print our spring themed play dough mats! Laminate it to make it durable and it’ll last a very long time and multiple play sessions!
12. Printable Paper Dolls
Dolls are always a great solution for long term boredom – there are so many things you can do with them. Design Eat Repeat takes this enjoyment to the next level with printable paper dolls, complete with a whole set of outfits and accessories!
13. Doll Miniature Printables
Speaking of dolls, if you’d like your dolls to have some food of their very own, check out a range of miniature food printables from MN Mini Market. There are many printables to choose from, and you’ll be tempted to print them all out!
14. Free Printable Pretend Play Food
Aren’t these fruits just gorgeous? Guess what, you can make them too, just by printing out the printable from The Dating Divas! These would be perfect for a pretend play grocery or restaurant, or even juice stand. Extend your play with more play food like donuts, pizza, pie, sushi, tacos, lemonade, sandwiches, spaghetti and even dosa!
15. Printable Dinosaur Alphabet Sequencing Puzzle
Got a mini dinosaur fan at home? Then they’re going to enjoy learning with this dinosaur alphabet sequencing puzzle! Print these on sturdy paper or card stock and mix it up and let your dino fan sit and assemble them correctly!
16. Free Printable Yoga Cards and Posters
Since kids can’t go out to play, cycle or swim, their scope of activity is quite limited these days. However, Fun with Mama proves that the indoors have many options too, the best of all being yoga. Check out these yoga cards to encourage your little yogi to move and stretch and also get a little more mindful in the process.
17. What’s the Time Clock Printable
Learning to tell time can be challenging for some kids, but you can make it easier with our free printable. Laminate it and use markers so your printable will last a long time and you can write and rewrite several times over.
18. Free Printable Lego Challenge Game
Legos are always a great solution for boredom – for kids and adults alike! However, if your child is feeling lost about what to build, print out this printable from Artsy Fartsy Mom. Assemble the spinner and let it decide what the build of the day should be!
19. Dinosaur Memory Game Printables
Get kids to tap into their grey cells and improve their memory and concentration with a fun dinosaur egg matching game! Print out the cards and cut them, and then let kids practice matching the colors and color names. Lots of learning included in this little set!
20. COVID-19 Time Capsule Printable
We’re living in unprecedented times, as everyone is saying now. This is an important part of human history, so let your child document it in his or her own words with the help of this printable journal from Let’s Embark. It’s got a few pages to cover all areas of life at this time, so it’s a good time capsule of sorts.
Yes, life is hard now, but we can make small changes to make it a little better every day. One option to try is dividing your kids’ toys into batches and rotating each batch so they don’t get bored of everything all at once. You can do the same with these printables and let them see if they can think of some other ways to use these!