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Ways To Keep The Boredom At Bay

With so many schools closed for the next month or more and parents working from home, I've heard of many families looking for ideas on how to keep their children occupied in a creative and educational and way while not in school.

Check out some of these awesome ideas below that are sure to keep them interested and spend their energy in a productive way.

Think Outside

A monthly subscription box designed for children 7+ delivering cool outdoor gear and resources that will get kids away from a screen and outside exploring.

What's inside:

3 to 5 pieces of quality outdoor gear

Water-resistant resource cards

24+ page educational booklet

Hands-on activities

Challenges to do as a family

Education and skill building

Monthly themes, including navigation, shelter building, or star gazing

National park spotlights

Global features

Empathy section

We Craft Box

Designed by a busy mom raising two boys while working full time We Craft Box delivers a stress-free creative experience to your families doorstep every month! With 2-3 prepared crafts, unique theme and story, easy-to-follow photo directions and all the materials needed that can be shared between 2 children they are empowering busy families to easily unplug from the screen and connect through creativity

Little Sous

Little Sous is a new cooking club for kids! Their themed, monthly cooking kits turns the kitchen into a place where families connect, and kids learn to become creative, confident cooks. What's in the kit? 1) One main cooking lesson 2) Kid-friendly recipes 3) Food-science and art-based activities 4) A lesson in food culture via a jumbo coloring poster, puzzles, games and collectible vinyl stickers 5) One high-quality, kid-safe kitchen tool.

Available as a subscription or single box purchase. Use the link above for 50% off your first box!

For Purpose Kids

A social good brand inspiring the next generation of global citizens by teaching kindness and doing good as a way of life with their Toolkits, Subscription & Color Me Kind products. A Subscription of Toolkits includes curated books and fun, interactive activities around helping people, animals and the environment, perfect for kids ages 5-10. Each Toolkit focuses on a special cause and the activity guides use multi-cultural characters to help kids connect to the world around them. The Color Me Kind products can be enjoyed by kids of ALL ages, but are most fun for children ages 3-12. For Purpose Kids was selected as a Parents' Choice Foundation Award-Winning Subscription Box for 2019 and has been featured by DoneGood, CBC Parents, Still Being Molly, The Cause Bar, VoyageLA, Cratejoy & Hello Subscription. They are also a give back company. For every Toolkit purchased, 5 meals will be donated to kids at the Sunaayy Foundation, an organization in New Delhi India, that provides basic education, nourishment and support for underprivileged children ages 3-12 in makeshift, outdoor classrooms.

HOOT for kids

Quality Toys & Activities Expertly Selected for newborn up to 6 years of age. Boxes are customized based upon your child's age and developmental stage and can be purchased as one time or renewing subscription basis.

Epic! Creations

Leading digital library for kids 12 & under, and consistently a Top 5 app in the Kids category of Apple’s App Store.  The award-winning library provides instant access to more than 35,000 of the best children's books, learning videos, quizzes & more.


This company has a team of expert M.O.M.'s (managers of merchandising) who spend their days trying new products, meeting and getting to know brands. It's their mission to evaluate whether a brand is a good fit to join the lineup of Bluum's products. Doing that, the team applies hard criteria to make sure they only send responsibly sourced, free of dangerous chemicals and in most cases organically manufactured products that are healthy for baby and mom. Bluum currently works with more than 350 brands and over 1,000 different products.

The products in each Bluum box are chosen by a team of mom's that speak to more than 500 brands, attend trade shows and scour social media to find the latest new products. The same moms then curate the product selection. In addition, your box is guaranteed to be valued at $45 or more with a diverse product mix that matches your child's age, gender and developmental stage. The age range begins with their pregnancy line where products are covering the life of a soon-to-be mom and a few items for the growing child. The baby line covers monthly boxes from newborn to 12 months. Toddlers range from 13 to 36 months and are followed by pre-K and pre-school boxes for children all the way up to 5 years and beyond.

Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts delights tens of thousands of kids around the world each month with fun, creative and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), delivered right to their door through their company's subscription program. Every month’s Discovery Box is packed with up to 6 unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while helping to raise the nation's next generation of creative leaders. Each month brings a new theme; past themes have included Mad Scientist, Nocturnal Animals, Around the World, Outer Space, and Feathered Friends.



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