INSIDE: How to host a fun play date at your house. No-screen activities and games for girls for play dates, birthday parties and sleepovers.
Once upon a time, we hosted a play date where my daughter and her friend spent all their time walking from room to room looking for things to do. They even uttered the dreaded phrase, ‘We’re bored’.
When they finally settled on an activity, the friend’s mother was at our door ready to take her home. The play date was over with nothing accomplished other than wearing a tread in my wood floors!
Don’t let this be your next play date! Here are 10 awesome NO SCREEN activities for girls when the phrase ‘Can I have a play date?‘ is posed.
10 Fun No Screen Activities for Girls Play Dates
Does your daughter love to have play dates? Is she already planning the next friend play date before the one she’s having is even over? Yes and Yes!
Here are 10 awesomely fun keep busy activities and ideas for elementary and middle school girls.
DIY Spa Products
Nothing says successful play date than DIY bath bombs and lip gloss!
Clay Jewelry Dish Craft Kits
It’s always fun to leave a play date with a cute take-home gift!
Easy Sewing Craft Kits
Introduce the kids to beginner sewing skills.
DIY Rock Painting Craft Kit
Spread love and kindness with DIY rock painting kits.
Believe in Fairy Magic
Bring on the fairy magic with DIY Fairy Lantern kits for kids.
Have the Best No Screen Play Dates for Girls
Make cute outdoor garden decor like wind chimes and DIY stepping stones.
Flower Pressed Botanical Craft Kits
Perfect for springtime playtime!
Retro String Art Craft Kits
No supervision is required for these DIY string art craft kits.
Stay Warm, Cozy and Busy
Snuggle up and get cozy with DIY quilting kits.
Charm Bracelet-Jewelry Kits
Nothing says creativity than making your own jewelry!
No more dreading the home play date. When in doubt, pull out a craft kit and encourage non-screen time creativity!
For More Kid-Friendly Ideas:
- NO GLUE! DIY clay slime for kids recipe
- Turn a metal serving tray into a wall-mounted magnet board
- Kids stacking toy turned into a fun playroom mobile
- (Clean) paint can lids become DIY superhero wall emblems
- DIY fence-mounted outdoor chalkboards for kids
- Old hot dog bun tray becomes Family Words of the Year sign
- Turn an empty closet into a kids reading nook