10 fun screen-free activities for a 3 to 5-year-old

Updated: Mar 8

Going through a period of quarantine at home with the kids has opened up my eyes to the various activities that are available for my two boys who are 4 and 5 years old. So I have decided to blog about it as well and to let you know which activities were really fun and helped to reduce the tv or computer exposure time.


These activities also allowed for more fun, exciting and interactive play. So here is a list of my 10 favorite toys and products that offered various developmental exposure that is recommended for children ages 3 to 5 years old.


Have you also found any activities that you could share? Please feel free to add to my list, or ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I would be happy to help you!


“Some of my 10 favorite fun screen-free activities during the quarantine season that has helped to keep my kids entertained!”

1. SIGHT WORD BINGO (LEVEL 1)

Who would have thought that a good old fashion bingo game would be so interesting for kids? I was skeptical at first when my husband decided to purchase it to teach our oldest son his site words. Surprisingly enough they loved it. Yes, they actually did like searching for the words. It is also fun to do with the entire family as well.


This activity will also provide your children with the knowledge needed for reading and communication skills that are required at the start of kindergarten.


Therefore if you have a struggling kid that complains about learning his sight words, try this bingo game instead. You will be amazed! It is available for purchase on Amazon.com.


2. SLIMYGLOOP SLIMY SAND BUCKET

Maybe you're like me. I do not like the messy clean-up when it comes to certain play dough-looking toys. You think of the dreaded mess you will have to face afterward. However, kids are going to be kids, and I can deal with a little mess here and there just to get them off of the screen.


So instead, I got this sandy playdough-like activity set and I must say it was a winner with the kids (and the grown-up too who were having fun playing with it as well). It was so much fun feeling the sand between your fingers and making different creations with the mold. It is definitely not like your typical play dough set.


This activity will also help with fine motor skills that are needed for development during the ages of 3 to 5 years old. You can find it on Amazon.com.


3. ACTIVITY COLORING BOOKS OF ALL KINDS

Activity coloring books are actually popular in my house. Kids are at the stage where they get excited as they learn to write about drawing and coloring. My kids love drawing and coloring so much that we go through a lot of paper when it comes to that activity.


So I went to my local Dollar store and found some activity books as well, that were age-appropriate and provided lots of different activities for the kids to enjoy. They look forward to exploring their books as they colored different c