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      Bored No More: Activities for Kids!

      Bored No More: Activities for Kids!

      School’s ooooouuuut! Lest the sound of your kid’s excited hooting and hollering dampen your enthusiasm for a week of no school, channel your inner zen and gather your resources – and by that we mean, things to keep aforesaid child busy. After all, there’s such a thing as too  much downtime (as we’ve all learned – ahem) and your pals here at Keep Oakland Alive are no stranger to parenting during pandemic times. Of course your local shops are on the ball, so it didn’t take much to find creative activities for kids of all kinds from Adventure Toys, Flax art & design, Kids Play Zone, and more. Have a look and just. keep. breathing.


      Fridge Rover
      Wind it up and watch the Fridge Rover go! This gravity defying vehicle will travel over any magnetic surface. $7 at Adventure Toys


      Girl Power! Magnetic Dress-up
      Your littles will love dressing up these amazing women from history with this award-winning magnetic tin, illustrated by Mara Penny who lives in Oakland.
      $17 at Bella Vita

      Crystal Growing Golden Gate Bridge
      Grow this bridge on top of your fridge. Make Karl the Fog roll in under the iconic landmark. $15 at Adventure Toys


      Fairyland History Book and Coloring Book combo
      These collectible, photo-filled Fairyland books are straight from the legendary Lake Merritt institution: includes "Creating Fairyland: 60 Years of Magic at Children's Fairyland USA" and "Oswald's Guide through Fairyland: A Coloring and Activity Book." $31.95 at Children's Fairyland


      Volcano Making Kit
      It doesn't get much better than erupting your very own volcano! This hand on science project comes with loads of awesomeness – just add vinegar and baking soda. $15 at Adventure Toys


      Snazaroo Face Painting Stick Set
      Face painting can be easy (seriously)! These hypo-allergenic sticks draw like crayons and can be applied directly onto skin. $5.99 at FLAX art & design


      Solar Dough
      Pull, twist, wrap, and stretch – this creative play dough changes color as it's exposed to UV light. $6 at Adventure Toys


      Pretend-to-Spend Wallet
      Teach 'em young about the art of spending with this 45-piece pretend play wallet – it comes in handy for those make-believe shopping sprees! $10 at Kids Play Zone

      Dino Crystal Terrarium
      This colorful DIY STEM kit will help your kiddo apply geology, chemistry, and paleontology to create a dinosaur terrarium filled with colorful crystals kids grow themselves. $22 at Adventure Toys

      Fashion Headbands Kit
      For your little fashionista. This kit comes with ten satin headbands and a sparkling butterfly, flowers, ribbons, feathers, rhinestones, felt, and more. $21.95 at FLAX art & design 

      Natural Play: Play, Draw, Create Reusable Drawing & Magnet Kit - Ocean
      There are oceans of fun to be had with this take-along activity kit with 42 magnets, a dry erase board, and more. $16.99 at Kids Play Zone

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