Schools are out of session, travel plans are canceled, and playdates are coming to a halt, all thanks to COVID-19. The coronavirus really put a damper on our everyday lives, confining us to our homes and leaving parents with some pretty bored kids. This is an important time for all of us, and families can take this opportunity to spend quality time together and engage in the best cure for cabin fever: play. And that’s where the #FunAtHomeChallenge comes in.

The Toy Insider is helping to bring family and friends together on social media to share how we play and stay entertained no matter what life throws our way. We are challenging you to show us your favorite toy, activity, or board game to play at home to spread the power of play – and for a chance to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card! Here’s how you can play along:


  1. Post a photo or video of you and/or your family enjoying your favorite toy, activity, or board game on Instagram (feed or stories!).
  2. Use the hashtag #FunAtHomeChallenge in your caption/story and tag @thetoyinsider.
  3. Pass along the fun and tag five friends who you nominate to join the challenge.
  4. Don’t forget to tell us who tagged you!

This challenge is all about spreading the joys of play. Help us prove that even in the most troubling of times, toys and games can bring a meaningful spark of joy to families everywhere.

As an added bonus, we will choose one lucky #FunAtHomeChallenge participant to receive a $100 Amazon e-gift card, perfect for locking down some more awesome toys and games to fuel your fun in the weeks to come! The challenge ends on April 24, 2020, and we will announce the winner by April 30. We can’t wait to see how you’re spending your time at home!

Click here to read full contest rules.

About the author

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.