Keeping your kids entertained when the weather is crummy isn’t always easy. Cabin fever kicks in and no matter what you try, nothing seems fun when you’re stuck inside.
But don’t worry- there are actually a ton of fun things you can do from the comforts of home!
Here are just a few of the creative and fun kids activities you can do while you’re at home.
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1. Arts and Crafts
Get out the craft supplies and start having fun with cute DIY art projects for you and the kids! There are so many different ways that you can experiment with art supplies that you’ll never be bored at home again.
For something simple without much cleanup, try doodling random items you have around the house, or have your kids mash together two different animals to create interesting hybrids!
If you really want to test out your creativity, you can make some paper mache sculptures to pass the time.
To keep yourself active while using the art supplies, you can even use crepe paper and masking tape to make a little maze! Just tape a bunch of the paper in a hallway and pretend to jump through lasers. This will keep your kids moving without too much cleanup later!
If art isn’t your thing, you can always break out a few puzzles for you and the kids to finish. This can help keep their minds active as well as entertained as they try to complete each picture!
Brain teasers and other types of puzzles are also great ways to keep your kids thinking. Try out a few riddles or problem-solving games to really get them thinking!
3. Play Around With Tape!
Do your kids usually love playing with chalk outside? Try using painters tape on the floor to create little games indoors! This way, you can create borders on the floor without the risk of harm to your hardwood or carpet.
With tape, you can make hopscotch boards for everyone to jump across, or create challenging puzzle-like scenarios to keep your kids active.
Using painters tape, you can even create a racetrack for toy cars and dolls! With a little bit of creativity, the possibilities are endless.
4. Board Games
Board games are fun for the whole family and can get everyone playing together and getting along in no time! No matter what age you are, there is bound to be a game for you and your kids to enjoy.
For the younger crowd, games such as Trouble, Candyland, or Mousetrap may be just what you need! You can also try out more active games like Twister or Charades to keep things interesting.
For teens and adolescents, you may want to try out games like Monopoly, The Game of Life, or Pictionary to keep them interested. Try asking each kid what they’d like to play to keep everyone having a good time!
5. Balloon Games
If you tend to keep balloons in your house for parties, they can be a great way to have fun around the house! There are plenty of little games and activities you can make with regular party balloons.
The Penguin Waddle is a great game for kids of all ages! Just place a balloon between your knees and try to get from one end of the room to the other without dropping it. If you want to make it more challenging, you can use painters tape to make obstacles or paths through the room!
A simple Keep it Up game can be an active way to spend your time; just try your best to keep the balloon from touching the floor. That way, it’s like playing ball indoors without the risk of breaking something.
For an added bonus, you can even add in paddles or rackets to Keep it Up to keep things interesting!
6. Fun Cleaning Activities
By adding elements of fun to your regular cleaning activities, you can encourage your kids to help you tidy up around the house!
Have your kids glide around your hardwood floors on cleaning rags to create a fun figure-skating game. This will keep them active, entertained, and avoid the need for more cleaning later.
You can also create “scavenger hunts” around the house to get your kids to pick up toys and clothes! Just have them search for particular items around the house and put them in a bin to get everything cleaned up in no time.
Even a simple game of house or pretend-play can get your kids in the mood to help you tidy up. Add in a dress-up portion to help your kids enjoy the fun!
7. Indoor Dance Party!
There are plenty of benefits to hosting a little indoor dance party for you and the kids! All you have to do is have your kids help you pick out some music, play it on a loudspeaker, and start dancing along to the music!
For an added bonus, you can include lights and fun decorations around your dancing area to help your kids get in the mood.
Kid’s Activities So You Can Have Fun While Inside!
Get through that storm in style with these kid’s activities that will keep your kids entertained and happy! There are so many different ways you can play around with these ideas that you’ll never have to worry about rainy days again.
What types of STEM activities do you usually like to do when you’re stuck indoors with your kids?
We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment down below with your favorite indoor activities, and keep reading our blog for more fun ideas to get you through the day.