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Kids Activities At Home While Supporting Local

Our 2 weeks at home have somehow turned into many more. If you’re looking for some more activities you’ve come to the right place! We are sharing kids’ activities at home they are sure to enjoy!

You know we love Nevada and that is why all of the ideas are also supporting local!

Crafts and Sensory Activities

Not.The.Average.Kids 

These craft boxes are a favorite for my kids! Not.The.Average.Kids create monthly themed craft boxes that are such great quality.

Each monthly box comes with 10-15 different crafts. They are great for kids ages 3-10 and come with everything you need! She offers local delivery or shipping. Use NVMOMS10 for 10% off.


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Pottery Kits

Do your kids love to paint? Get a pottery kit from one of these local businesses:

All are offering curbside pickup and/or delivery on pottery painting to go kits! It comes with everything you need.

Once your done you return your pottery and they will do the rest and call when it’s ready to be picked up.activities for kids at home

Creative Play Co

Owned by two local moms who also run a preschool. They love to focus on sensory and creativity and believe in the impacts it has on kids.

They sell sensory kits with tons of different themes! Use NNM15 for 15% off.

Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a nonprofit that strives to change the way children eat and learn through garden-based education.

During this time they are posting activities on their Instagram you can do at home with your kids.

Home Depot

We know Home Depot isn’t a “small business” but we do love the monthly kid’s workshops they host. Since Covid-19, they have postponed in-store workshops.

They are still offering the kits though! Head to your local Home Depot and grab a free kids kit!

Sensory Activities

Storytime

Washoe County Library 

storytime at home

The library is now offering Virtual Story Time twice daily 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.,.You can access the virtual storytime by simply joining their Facebook group!

They are also starting virtual book clubs, STEAM events, expanded digital content and databases, and educational and cultural events for all ages.

Food Kits

activities for kidsTreat Decorating

Who doesn’t want to decorate their dessert and then eat it too? These local businesses are offering DIY decorating kits! Yum!

Papa Murphy’s 

Papa Murphy’s has always offered these mini DIY pizza kits for kids and they are a hit! Choose between pepperoni or cheese. Simply pick up, let the kids assemble their pizzas, bake, and enjoy!

Get Move’n

RoboTots

This youtube channel is based locally and offers movement and learning for young kids. I will turn this on if the weather is cooping us up inside and they need to burn off some energy!

Their frozen episode is a favorite in our house!

Have Other Ideas?

There you have it! We hope these ideas are helpful and give you some ways to switch it up a bit.  Have other home activity ideas from local businesses? Share them in the comments below!

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!