5 fun activities for kids – order now, and they'll be out of your hair by tomorrow

These fun activities for kids will keep them happy (and quiet) and don't break the bank

Fun activities for kids: Galt Toys Horrible Science Explosive Experiments: girl, boy and man playing with the kit on table
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Need a few ideas for fun activities for kids while you're all at home? Schools are officially closed until further notice, and soft plays or anywhere else kid-friendly are a complete no-no right now. So, you're either going to have to make do with what you have at home or check out these best buys we've found at Amazon today. 

A lot of this stuff is on sale (so will save you precious ££s), will be sure to keep them entertained for a while (so you can get in some well deserved me time or catch up on the housework that comes with the whole family being home all day every day). We're trying not to think about it, too.

Head over to our deals page for plenty more offers, kid-friendly or not.

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Cardinal Games 6054916 Baby Shark Gone Fishing Game | Was £14.99, now £9.49 (opens in new tab)
Everyone's favourite Shark (sorry, Jaws) has released a board game.  And to your delight, it plays the Baby Shark song! They'll love catching sharks as the gameboard spins. We're sure you'll enjoy it equally as much, too.

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Galt Toys Horrible Science Explosive Experiments | Was £17.99, now £15.99 (opens in new tab)
They can't go to school, but you can bring school to them with this science kit. You can make a lava lamp, create and launch a rocket and watch a volcano erupt. Fun stuff. Although adult supervision is required. Maybe one for the weekend...

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Kinetic Sand 6037447 Folding Sandbox | Was £29.99, now £20.99 (opens in new tab)
If we're being honest, sand is always a winner. Especially the kinetic kind. This set is on sale with £9 off and makes for less mess (yay!) since it comes in a box for them to play with it inside. It also comes with seven moulds and tools for more fun. You can use this sand over, and over, and over, and over again... You get what we're saying.

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Hama Beads 10,000 Beads and 5 Pegboards Tub | £27.99 (opens in new tab)
Remember this throwback? We loved it. This set of 10,000 beads and five pegboards will keep them entertained for hours. And, they'll most definitely make you something super cute that you can keep forever. Get the iron out...

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LEGO 10698 Classic Large Creative Brick Box Construction Set | Was £39.99, now £34.99 (opens in new tab)
Last but definitely not least, Lego (opens in new tab). This stuff works wonders entertaining the kids and right now, Amazon are selling 790 blocks of it for just £34.99. We love to see it. They can build cars, people and more. Think of the peace and quiet...

Looking for something to entertain a teenager? Look no further...

Annie Collyer
Deputy Ecommerce Editor

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...