We’ve fallen on some weird times, here! Many of us are stuck at home with our kids and are running out of ideas of ways to keep them entertained. In this post you’ll find the ultimate list of indoor activities for kids of all ages!
First of all, bored play is A-OK! If everyone is getting restless, don’t fear…your kids will not die of boredom (no matter how many times they say they will!)
But if you’re looking for a little inspiration, I’ve got you covered! There is something on here for kids of all ages! If something doesn’t interest you or your little, move on to the next item!
Being stuck at home can either be a wonderful or terrible thing. We’re busy bodies over here, and my 2.5 year old daughter has already told me 3 times today that she wants to go to the store! It’s going to be a long couple of weeks, so this list was made for us, too!
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- Make an obstacle course
- Play “the floor is lava!”
- Take a virtual tour of museum (check out this super cool post from Travel+Leisure!)
- Talk in funny voices
- Watercolor painting
- Scavenger hunt
- Play I Spy
- Hide and seek
- Card games
- Play house
- Board games
- Dance party
- Freeze Dance
- Tag (also try the different versions of tag!)
- Try a new recipe (maybe these Chocolate Chunk Cake Mix Cookies would be a good start!)
- Finger paint (do it in the bath tub to keep it contained!)
- Make up a new recipe
- Write a song
- Read books
- Make a craft
- Watch a movie
- Make an at home “drive-in” or movie theater
- Take a bath
- Make a bowling alley using a ball and 2 liter bottles (or any kind of bottle would work!)
- Think of something you’re curious about. Do some research and give a fancy presentation!
- Play restaurant
- Have a spa day
- Play 20 questions
- Make up a handshake
- Create a new dinosaur, dragon, or animal. Name it and create a habitat for it!
- Write and illustrate a book together
- Write a movie together (bonus points for filming it!)
- Using a phone or camera, come up with a surprising scenario and snap a pic of your faces when you think of how you’d react (i.e. “what face would you make if ducks started falling from the sky!”)
- Make up a play or skit
- See who can talk without using the letter “a” the longest (then try b, c, etc.)
- Color on the windows with washable markers
- Make a fort
- Make a zoo
- Play truth or dare
- Play grocery store
- Do a home workout video (or find one on YouTube)
- Have a pajama party
- Wear your clothes inside out
- Use chalk in the garage (or on unfinished basement flooring)
- Make a racetrack for toy cars
- Have a race. See who can run, crawl, skip or jump the fastest
- Practice color sorting with crayons, toys, etc.
- Do flashcards
- Play charades
- Build a tower (use blocks, boxes, or anything else stackable!)
- Have a fashion show
- Play musical chairs
- Gather some small objects and play “does it sink or float”
- Blindfold your child and have them guess what you put in their hands using their other senses (alternatively, place a small object inside of a paper or drawstring bag and make them guess what it is!)
- Make a doll hospital
- Make a sensory bin
- Paint with water using q-tips and cotton balls
- Paint rocks
- Search online for your dream house. Make it out of play doh, blocks, Legos, or on paper.
- Do some yoga, zumba, or another fun fitness activity (YouTube is great for this!)
- Listen to an audiobook
- Read a magazine
- Make a collage
- Make up a choreographed dance
- Do some face paint
- Make body “tattoos”
- Make new outfits for dolls and toys using paper, fabric, napkins, or other common “fabrics”
- Hide their favorite toys and send them on a hunt to find them!
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Are there any major activities I missed? Or anything else you’ve tried to keep your kids busy indoors?
Let me know in the comments below — you just may help out another parent!
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