20 Independent Activities For Kids Who Can’t Play Alone

Do you feel at times that your children are constantly begging for your attention and time? Sometimes you just don’t have it in you to play all day long and sometimes you actually have to get some things done!

I’ll let you in on a little secret, though: Fostering independent play for your kids is actually healthy for their development!

There are many benefits to independent play for both older and younger children. These types of independent activities help our kids be more creative and allow for more imaginative play.

This is bound to have your kids hooked for a good 20 minutes, and it is just so much fun! Make sure to set up an actual “Play-Doh station,” though.

Play With Play Doh

Drawing is a good way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and learn how to correctly hold a pencil.


This can be a new skill for many young children. Sometimes it can get frustrating, so make sure you are close by if they need a hand.

Put Together Puzzles

One of the best ways to teach a child to be gentle is with a baby doll. They will learn how to hold, feed, change and coo at a baby.

Care For A Baby Doll

Sensory bins are such great ideas for independent play! Kinetic sand is a fun way to introduce these types of bins to your quiet time.

Play With Kinetic Sand

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