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The Best Way to Beat Quarantine Boredom?

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After being cooped up in the house since March, we’ve all had to get a little creative when it comes to family entertainment. Break through the boredom of being stuck inside by ordering one (or a few!) of these activity boxes. They’re full of entertainment and adventures that will bring the whole family together for hours of stay-at-home fun.

Enjoy family time in the kitchen and expand your child’s palate with an eat2explore family cooking kit. The service delivers culinary inspiration from around the world straight to your kitchen table. Choose a box based on a country or region and you’ll receive three easy-to-follow recipes, hard-to-find spices and sauces, and a shopping list for fresh ingredients, plus fun educational materials for kids to learn about the culture of the food they’re cooking. $25 for one box, $21 and up for a subscription.

Cooper & Kid
School package: Cooper & Kid.

Cooper & Kid—known for their family-centered activity kits—is offering a Coronavirus School Closing Relief Package featuring discounted Cooper Kits. Each kit provides more than six hours of hands-on fun with five themed projects, a storybook, recipes, and tips for parents. Age five and up. Available in two, three, or four kit bundles starting at $130.

The Adventure Challenge.
Photo: The Adventure Challenge.

The Adventure Challenge: Family Edition contains 50 mystery scratch-off activities for families to complete together. Pick a challenge a day and you’ll have entertainment for weeks to come. The book also acts as a keepsake for you to look back on all the fun you had together—for each challenge, there’s a spot to add a photo and write about your experience. In desperate need of a date night? Extend the fun with the couple’s edition! $40 and up. 

Yellow Scope science kit
Photo: Yellow Scope.

Created by two scientists and moms with a passion to close the gender gap in science and technology, Yellow Scope creates science kits tailored specifically to girls. Girls learn what it’s like to be a real scientist through fun hands-on experiments: learn about the foundations of chemistry, explore acids, bases, and pH, take a close look at DNA and traits, or uncover the art and science of color. Ages eight to 12. $25 and up. 

Kids Night In Box
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Ditch the screens and spend a quality night interacting with your little one—and teach them important life lessons—with a Kids Night In Box. Created by a mom and dad team, this subscription box was designed to bring families together at home. Each box includes interactive activities, a book, music, and a snack centered around a different theme. Ages three to eight. $42 for one box, $120 and up for a subscription. 

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