During these times of stay at home, moms everywhere are scrambling for something new to keep their kids busy. The board games and puzzles have been exhausted and now they need something else that doesn’t cost an incredible amount of money.
What are kids printables?
For those of you who have never used a printable, you’re missing out. A printable is a game created by someone else that you can use easily. All you do is download the PDF file, open it up, and then print. You may need scissors to cut up the pieces, but other than that it’s a ready-made game for your kids.
There are a variety of printables that you can get for your kids, but we decided to break them down into groups.
Would You Rather Questions (Printables)
If you have never played would you rather, then you’re missing a good time. It’s a game where someone is given two options and the participants choose one or the other. For example, would you rather eat a worm or eat a cricket?
Would You Rather is a wonderful way to get to know the people you’re playing with and it usually leads to some laughs.
$5 Cash or Favorite Food Every Day?
Conversation Starters World has a collection of would you rather questions that covers everything from the mundane (Would you rather drink orange juice or milk?) to the dream scenario (Would you rather eat your favorite food every day or find 5 dollars under your pillow every morning?). You can find the printable PDF here.
Grass for Hair or a Banana for a Nose?
Rediscovered Family has a list of 102 questions for kids. You can find the printable version here. Questions include: Would you rather have grass for hair or a banana for a nose? And would you rather have the chance to design a new toy or direct a movie?
Holiday-Themed Would Your Rather
Otter or Octopus?
The Measured Mom has a great collection of clean would you rather questions for kids. You can find it here. Questions include: Would you rather eat cooked broccoli or cooked spinach? And would you rather keep an otter or an octopus in your bathtub?
Pizza or a Hamburger?
It seems like a simple question, but this is a question that will divide kids like no other. Do you choose pizza or a hamburger? Coping Skills for Kids has a nice collection of would your rather questions including would you rather explore space or the ocean?
You can find it here.
Read Minds or Be Invisible?
The Best Ideas for Kids has a collection of 100 Would You Rather questions. You can find them here. Questions include: Would you rather read minds or be invisible? And would you rather discover a hidden treasure or discover a living dinosaur?
Silly Would You Rather
Oak Dome has some silly would you rather questions, including would you rather have a pig nose or anteater nose? And would you rather have a squishy marshmallow head or sticky popsicle stick legs? You can find the printable worksheet here.
Teachers Pay Teachers
The site Teachers Pay Teachers always has a great collection of activities and learning programs for kids because they’re made by teachers. You can find a multitude of Would You Rather printables here and some of them are free!
Themed Would You Rather
Would You Rather Cards
If you’re looking for something a little more competitive, try bingo! There are some great printables online and on Etsy.
Plenty of cute creepy crawlies in this collection. You can find it here on Etsy.
Cat or Dog Bingo
Old McDonald had a farm… For the kid that loves Old McDonald, this is the perfect game. You can find it here on Etsy.
Ahoy landlubber, pass the time with Pirate Bingo. You can find it here on Etsy.
Road Trip Bingo
Shooting stars plus astronauts plus planets add up to lots of fun. You can find it here on Etsy.
Teachers Pay Teachers
The site Teachers Pay Teachers has a great collection of Bingo for kids. They work for a wide range of students and cover a wide variety of topics including Halloween, telling time, and multiplication bingo. You can find the downloadable content here.
Scavenger Hunt Printables
These scavenger hunts will keep your kids busy for hours. Some of them can take place in your backyard, your house, or even on a family walk. Have fun with it!
Airport Scavenger Hunt
Sometimes the worst thing about traveling with kids is keeping the kids entertained. This airport scavenger hunt by Have Diapers Will Travel will keep the kids busy for at least a little bit. You can find it here.
Beach Scavenger Hunt
City Scavenger Hunt
When you live in a big city, things like squirrels may be few and far between. So, check out The Bird Feed NYC’s scavenger hunt made just for city dwellers. You can find it here.
Color Scavenger Hunt
For the younger bunch, a hunt for colors may be a great way to teach and play at the same time. Send your kiddo around the house looking for objects of different colors. You can find it here on Etsy.
Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Sometimes it’s just too hot or too wet to go outdoors. In that case, try this indoor scavenger hunt. The thing I like is that you have multiple combinations, so your kids can play again and again. You can find it here on Etsy.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Give them a mission on your next nature walk. You can find the perfect nature scavenger hunt here on Etsy.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Blogger Crafty Morning has a good one for families that don’t live near woodsy areas. This neighborhood scavenger hunt includes things like motorcycles, delivery trucks, and a stroller. You can find it here.
Quarantine Scavenger Hunt
This one is designed to take place in your home and have the kids running through the house. You find it here on Etsy.
Virtual Scavenger Hunt
It’s a race to see who can grab it first. This virtual scavenger hunt can be played at home with the members of your family, or over the internet with a group of friends. Just say go and see who comes back first with the item you’re asking for. You can find it here on Etsy.
Printable Coloring Pages
Sometimes all it takes is a box of crayons and some cool images to keep a kid busy. Below are some great coloring page sets for kids of all ages.
Alphabet Coloring Pages
Animal Coloring Pages
These cute coloring pages are perfect for teaching your little one about animals while giving them some time to color. You can find them here on Etsy.
Best Coloring Pages for Kids
The site Best Coloring Pages for Kids has a wide variety of printable coloring pages, including ones for Disney movies and television shows. You can also find flowers, animals, and holiday coloring pages. You can find them here.
Birds Coloring Pages
One of the cool things about birds is they can be incredibly colorful. Itsy Bitsy Fun has a collection of bird coloring pages that you can print out here. You can also visit the website for more coloring fun.
Christmas Coloring Pages
There’s no reason it can’t be Christmas year-round. Or you can wait until the holidays to print these out. The set of six printables includes Santa, his reindeer, and a snowman. You can find it here on Etsy.
Dinosaur Coloring Pages
Monster Coloring Pages
For the little monsters in your house, these adorable monster coloring pages are perfect. You can find them here on Etsy.
Robot Coloring Pages
Robots are always a fun coloring project. You can find them here on Etsy.
Sports Coloring Pages
For the athlete in your family, check out these sports coloring pages. You can find them here on Etsy.
Top Coloring Pages
The site Top Coloring Pages has a wide collection of printable coloring pages including dinosaurs, animated characters, flowers, and insects.
Time Capsule Printables
Remember the time… These time capsule printables are great ways to remember key moments in your and your family’s lives.
Baby Shower Time Capsule
Think about how cool it would be for your baby to open up a time capsule on his or her 18th birthday and see all the hopes and dreams his or her loved ones had. That’s what a baby shower time capsule does. You can find it here on Etsy.
Family Time Capsule
This is a time capsule that the whole family can participate in. It includes small cards for kids to write on and ideas for what to include in the time capsule. Kitchen Table Classroom has the printables here.
Family Quarantine Time Capsule
This family time capsule is a good way to remember how everyone is feeling and handling these times. The site The Every Mom has a list of things to include in your time capsule as well as separate questionnaires for kids and adults. You can find it here.
Holiday Time Capsule
This one is cool because it lets you choose the holiday occasion you want to remember and then work from there. Fill out this time capsule every year on your child’s birthday, or New Year’s Eve or the first day of school. You can find it here on the Family Education website.
Quarantine Time Capsule
While being stuck at home with the family can be difficult at times, you can look back a few years from now and remember the good times. If you want to create a quarantine time capsule, you can find one here on Etsy.
Quarantine Time Capsule II
If you’re looking for something a little different, check out this quarantine time capsule on the site What Moms Love. The time capsule offers places for handprints, family photos, and a chance for kids to write about their feelings. You can find the free printable here.
School Year Time Capsule
What a great way to remember each year of your child’s education. The school year time capsule includes writing from the beginning of the year, halfway through and the end of the year. You can find it here on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The Year You Were Born
Help your baby remember what was hip and what was happening in the world in the year he or she was born. This time capsule printable looks at the top headlines of the year, the blockbuster movies, and the biggest songs on the radio. You can find 2019 here on Etsy.
Wedding Time Capsule
This printable time capsule offers wedding guests a chance to wish you well on each of your wedding anniversaries. Open them up years later for laughs and heartwarming moments. You can find it here.
Most Likely To… Printables
If you’ve never played most likely to… then you’re missing out on a lot of fun. It’s a game where the group receives a statement like, “Most likely to catch a home run ball at a baseball game” and then the group chooses the player most likely to fit that description.
If you need a conversation starter, this one is it. Below are some most likely to lists that I think you’ll enjoy.
Baby Shower Game
If you’re looking for a fun game to play during a baby shower, look no further than the Most Likely To game. Guests answer whether the mom to be or dad to be is most likely to do things like change the first diaper or use the baby as an excuse for being late. You can find it here on Etsy.
Bear Attacks and Scientific Experiments
Greeting Card Poet has a great list of 125 questions to ask during a Most Likely To… game. They include things like “Most likely to volunteer for a scientific experiment” and “Most likely to survive a bear attack”. You can find the list here.
Bollywood Stars and Pizza
PsyCat Games has a massive list of Most Likely To… questions including “Most likely to become a Bollywood star” and “Most likely to eat a pizza by themselves in under half an hour” so get ready for hours of fun. However, beware that some of the questions are adult-oriented, so if you’re playing with the family go through the questions first. You can find them all here.
The Prisoner of Class website has a whole series of Most Likely To… questions, but the couple’s questions are the ones I zeroed in on. Questions include: “Most likely to sleep off halfway during a movie” and “Most likely to swear at the TV”. It’s a great way to know your friends and your significant other. You can find the couples questions and a lot more here.
Daring and Scary
Michele at Confessions of Parenting shared this list here of Most Likely To… questions. The 400 question list is family-friendly, so it’s fun for all ages. Questions include: “Most likely to scream when they hear a spider” and “Most likely to go bungee jumping”.
Which one of your friends is most likely to become a government spy? Or most likely to appear on a reality show? Bay Art has a fun list of more than 100 questions. You can find it here.
Nom, Nom, Nom
Wisledge has a collection of more than 100 Most Likely To… questions including “Who is most likely to talk about only food on Twitter?” and “Who is most likely to install food apps?”. You can find the complete list here.
The site The Tag Questions created a list of 35 Most Likely To… questions made specifically for siblings. You can find it here.
Werewolf Wedding Bells
Tag Questions has a list of more than 500 Most Likely To… questions including “Most likely to own a zoo” and “Most likely to fall in love with a werewolf”. The questions range from the serious to the funny, and like many of the massive lists on this list, some of the questions are adult-oriented, so go through them first. You can find the list here.
Zombies and Pajamas
Commitment Connection has a collection of 60 Most Likely To… questions that are sure to get some debates going with your friends. Questions include: “Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse” and “Most likely to go to a store in pajamas”. You can find the whole list here.
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