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LEGO tunnel by Michael Strevens, via @thewonder

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At-Home Master Class

The Mompreneurs' Guide to Kid Activities

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Pulling your hair trying to keep your children busy and entertained as you social distance at home? We know what that's like, which is why we've tapped a quintet of badass boss babes—all mompreneurs—to share their top tips. Keep reading to reclaim your "me" time…

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Sarah Robinson, CEO of The Wonder

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1. Host daily family dance parties by theme, e.g. 90s hip-hop. Everyone gets to move. Bonus points for cool costumes. Pro tip: wine.

2. Dough Shop—this is one of our favorite classes at The Wonder. You remember Play-Doh? If you have kids you probably have some in your house. If you don’t, it’s easy to make. Pick a cuisine or food and make it from dough. If you have a book on that theme, you can read it as an extension of play—for example, Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and then make "tacos."

3. Full transparency: Frozen II x 700

4. And if you want to pull out the big guns, go to thewonder.us to sign up for The Wonder Daily. We are curating all of the best interactive, entertaining and educational content for kids each day and sending it to subscribers.

The Wonder is a membership-based space for families in New York City, complete with workshops, play areas, a book nook, cafe and—for the adult crowd—lounge and workspace.

Sarah Robinson at New York's The Wonder

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Kaley Nichol, Co-Founder & -CEO of Sagely Naturals

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Given that my kids are little and don't need a lot of space to "tire them out," I like to use things around the house that can get them moving! Here are a few things we've been doing lately:

1. Make forts—easily one of my fondest memories as a kid!

2. Create obstacle courses. Using couch cushions, pillows and toys, set up a quick and easy obstacle course in the living room. Add fun instructions to make it more challenging ("close your eyes!").

3. Play scavenger hunts. If there is one thing my three-year-old LOVES, it's hide-and-seek. Give them clues and have them find fun toys (and treats!) around the house.

Sagely Naturals, which is available nationwide from Nordstrom to Neiman Marcus, offers plant-based, CBD-infused products for both wellness and beauty.

Kaley Nichol

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Christina Carbonell & Galyn Bernard, Co-Founders & -CEOs of Primary

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1. Cooking and baking can be a fun way to keep kids entertained with a sweet treat to share once you’re done! We love these recipes for Sweet and Salty Popcorn, easy 3-Ingredient Macaroons and Pumpkin Cookies.

2. Get creative with DIY costumes. Let their imagination run wild with some fun characters that will get their creativity flowing, with outfits that incorporate clothes already in their wardrobe. Our tried and tested favorites include Captain America (for every kid), the Emojis and all the different colors of Power Rangers!

3. Make a list of all the things that fill your heart with love. Do this together with your kids for quality family time. Our team created one here that can get you started!

Primary is a children's clothing company with a focus on simple, quality, gender-neutral styles—free of logos, slogans, and nonsense.

Christina Carbonell, left, and Galyn Bernard

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Fatma Collins, Co-Founder & CEO of Ten Little

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1. Easy clean-up bathtub art—my daughter loves arts and crafts, and any activity that doesn’t risk leaving a container of glitter spilled on the floor is a favorite as a parent. Using washable paint or markers, let your child finger paint or color in the bathtub and let your child’s inner artist emerge! Then, simply run the tap for easy clean-up.

2. Dustbuster diversions—toddlers love cleaning, especially when it is presented as a challenge. Let them find hard-to-spot crumbs or pet hair on the floor and ask them to count as they collect (a parent’s attempt to make it feel educational). There is usually a never-ending supply of those!

3. It’s all in the kitchen sink—pull up a stool for them to stand on, turn on the kitchen faucet, fill the sink with wooden spoons, cups, and bowls and let them go to town! This easy DIY version of a sensory bin can help teach independent play skills, and give parents a second to breathe.

Ten Little designs pediatrician- and podiatrist-approved children's shoes to support natural growth and healthy development in little feet.

Fatma Collins

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