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Now that schools are closed, many kids are spending most of their time at home and indoors. This has left many parents looking for new ways to keep their children entertained for long periods of time, which is easier said than done.
If the television or your go-to board games are no longer entertaining, then consider this interactive map that also acts as a tablecloth.
The map has been a bestseller at Uncommon Goods for the past few months — and it's easy to see why. Made of 100% cotton, it features hand-drawn states, landmarks and animals for your kids to color in while they learn about geography and read various fun facts.
The map also comes with 10 washable markers, so when you and your family want a fresh start, you simply wash the tablecloth in warm water to make the ink disappear.
One Uncommon Goods reviewer was looking for a way to keep her kids busy and found this to be the perfect activity.
"The kids had fun coloring & naming states. It gave the moms a little break in this crazy time," a reviewer wrote.
Another reviewer found it to be a great educational tool.
"My two boys (8 and 10) love coloring on the US tablecloth while I read to them. They are learning so much about the states, capitals and state flowers and animals in each region. Such a wonderful, quality educational toy!" the reviewer wrote.
The fun doesn't stop with the tablecloth — these other Uncommon Goods bestsellers have also been a hit with families looking to add some new activities to their household.
Uncommon Goods bestselling family activities
Make baking a magical experience with this cute set. Your child will feel like a pro with their very own unicorn apron as they prep their sweet treats in the unicorn-themed cookie cutters.
The set also includes frosting bags with tips, a recipe book and a rolling pin designed to smooth dough out to the perfect thickness.
Relive memories with this custom retro viewer! Whether it's photos of your child's first steps or a recent family getaway, you can enjoy going through memories in a unique way. The Reel Viewer comes with one reel that can hold seven photos, and you can add an extra reel for $15.
Make your own unique dishes with these DIY plates. The set of two was styled to look like ruled and graph paper and comes with four ceramic markers to create your own masterpiece. If you make a mistake or want to start over, the brand suggests using a washcloth to wipe off the marker. Once you're satisfied with your creation, you can set the ink by placing the dishes in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
Bring this classic outdoor game to the kitchen table. The game comes with eight mini bean bags, four score pegs and a wrench to adjust the launcher.
Made to be a game of suspense, Snap Attack is played by carefully placing magnetic pieces into the board until someone "snaps" them all together.
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