When the cold, rain, wind, or whatever else hits, sometimes you just need to hideout inside. We know that by now parents and kids get sick of staying in their house, and this list of indoor activities for kids are sure to be a refreshing addition to every families’ routine.
DIY Mini Foosball Table
Soccer and crafting aren’t exactly two activities often combined… Until this awesome DIY Foosball table was created. Involve your kids in the fun by having them help to design the box and paint their team of clothespin players.
This craft will look classy and is suprisingly easy to put together. Hot tip: use a cookie cutter shape and let your kids pick the shape of their potato stamp.
Every age group will love making this truly one of a kind art. Ed Emberly’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book is a work of art in and of itself and will spark hours of inspiration for everyone involved.
Move Like an Insect Gross Motor Activity
Zoology meets dramatic play in one print out. Great for exploring natural sciences, this activity will also help your kids experiment with how their bodies move.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano Eruption Experiment
An outdoor twist on a timeless classic, your kids will love making volcanoes and you’ll love the easy clean-up.
Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
Great for large groups if you’re a scout leader and fun for families with children of all ages, these heart sun catchers are beatiful additions to any interior decoration.
Build a Blanket Fort
While off the cuff pillow forts are always a one of a kind bonding experience, a well planned out fort can be a solid foundation for team work skills. Read this article for some helpful tips on assembling stable forts and preparing fort making kits to have on hand.
Unsure what to do with those paper towel and toilet paper rolls you’ve been saving up during quarantine? Look no further, as this DIY marble maze activity perfecly combines the fun of crafting with a hands-on physics lesson for young kids.
Bird Seed Ornaments
Get your family off of their screens by creating your own nature show outside of your window with this bird seed ornament craft.
Sponge Painting Process Art
Have you ever wanted to paint a mural as a family? Sponge painting is a simple premise with endless possibilities and while this post is aimed for toddlers, it can be hours of fun for all.
Homemade Cardboard Construction Set
The kids of today are the architechts and engineers of the future. Not only is this activity easy and cheap to make, it is also environmentally friendly.
Alphabet Bingo Game
These free Alphabet Bingo boards are colorful and educational. Your kids will love to play the game and you can even have them help out with calling the letters.
Colorful Beaded Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets aren’t just for summer camps! Your family will love designing inspirational jewlery and spreading the love with everyone in your lives.
Marshmallow and Toothpick Building Challenge
This deliciously satisfying activty will literally build your childrens’ knowledge about 3D structures. Add challenges by seeing who can make the tallest or most load bearing creation.
Pool Noodle Stringing
Pool noodles are a cheap, colorful, and multipurpose tool for keeping kids of all ages entertained. This particular busy bag will aid your litlest ones with their hand eye coordination and you can even invest in multiple colors to begin their understanding of pattern making.
Choose Paint Colors
If you’ve been looking for a way to give your kids a sense of autonomy without the long lasting consequences of childhood flights of fancy, this is the post for you. Jackie gives great advice for helping kids pick out paint colors that are savvy enough for your family’s style and inspired enough to make your kids feel proud of the end result.
Lazer Maze Indoor Activity
Many families have been stuck at home recently and feel like they’ve exhausted their activities, but this activitty proves that with a little bit of crepe paper and a whole lot of imagination we can liven up the spaces we live in. Whether you are emulating Indiana Jones or Mission impossible, every kid will feel like the hero of their choice with their very own “laser maze.
Slotted Building Discs
Whether you use this print out or make your own, this craft and activity is a fun DIY way to stretch your childrens’ imaginations.
Toilet Roll Paper Airplanes
This toilet paper craft is great for families that love to build impressive models. You’re kids will love decorating their airplanes, and you’ll love putting your models on display for friends and families.
Magnetic Building Blocks
Learn how to transform otherwise useless household objects into a series of magical magnetic activities.
Printable Alphabet Bingo Game
Turn snack time into an educational activity by using candies or popcorn as pieces in this free printable game of Alphabet Bingo.
Make a Robot Costume
Whether you are preparing for a costume party or building your dramatic play costume closet, kids and parents will adore building and painting these robot costumes.
UNO Movement Game
Do you love card games but are looking for more ways to get your family up and moving? This activity will turn your basic Uno deck into a lively way to shake your family’s sillies out indoors.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt Activity
Have you been itching for a rainy day activity that gets the kidsbrains and bodies moving? This printable indoor scavenger hunt does all the heavy lifting for prep while also providing spots for family specific clues.
If you’re in possession of more yarn than you know what to do with or looking for a novel craft idea for your family, then finger knitting is for you. The post about this amazing craft comes complete with a tutorial video.
Do You Hear That Sound Experiment
While the world may seem old hat to us, our kids are learning new things every day. You’ll learn to hear the world through your kids ears while using this experiment that’s all about learning how different materials make diverse sounds.
Homemade Kid-friendly Bath Bombs
Liven up your craft and bath time with these recipes for Kid-Friendly bath bombs that even provides substitutes if your littlest ones are the kind that explore with their mouths instead of their hands.
Balloon Ping Pong
No expensive and space consuming Ping Pong table is required with this craft and game in one.
Painted Paper Snake Craft
A pet and a craft all at once, your kids will love decorating the newest addition to your household.
Shadow Puppet Theater
You’re whole family will want to write down the scripts and video tape the shows you’ve come up with while making this endlessly inspiring craft.
Glowing Campfire Craft
One hundred percent campfire with zero percent of the danger. This craft pairs well with your family’s pillow fort nights to really set up the ambience.
These DIY stilts are the perfect cure for parents’ moon shoes nostalgia and really boosts kids’ confidence along with their height.
Get the Kids Moving Dice Activity
Not only is this colorful printable a great game to keep kids active, it can also be used as a motivator for shaking sillies out in between math problems or reading homework.
Introduce your kids to the magic of Kool-Aid and possibilities of Playdough with this yummy smelling recipe. Your kids will even love being involved in the “cooking” process.
Teach your kids how to help in the kitchen by making this recipe together. With these generous portions kids will love experimenting with colors and creating all sorts of fun shapes.
Clothespin Paper Puppets
These printables are a great craft and kids will love making up skits with them. As an added bonus their clothes pin characters can also encourage them to help with laundry day.
Snowman Painted Rocks
We all know the heartbreak of seeing a snowman melt or having a snow-less winter. With this craft and activity your family can keep the magic of snowfall alive whenever you want.
Homemade Snow Globe
Prep heavy but oh so satisfying, this craft is perfect for children of all ages while also bringing out your inner child. Take care to set up some ground rules with your younger kids about snowglobe care as you’ll want to keep these creations around for years to come.
Fire Breathing Dragon Craft
Why be a trapped maiden or put upon knight when you can be a dragon? This adorable craft will help use up your pile of toilet paper rolls and create endless hours of storytelling fun.
Fishing Game for Toddlers
This simple game can have so many uses, and will fill your tots with the joy of a job well done. You can teach little ones the virtues of patience and reward them with their favorite treat.
Floating Ball Activity
A science lesson and craft in one, this activity will fascinate your kids. This is especially fun for musicians who want to practice managing their breath.
DIY Paper Spinner
You’re going to want to make dozens of these paper spinners. From start to finish this simple craft will dazzle you and your family.
LEGO Super Hero Action Game
This printable is great for siblings and friends who struggle to take turns or all want to be the same superhero. Let the die choose their powers, and let them use their imaginations to create their own hero.
Woodland Animal Bookmarks
Encourage your bookworm to spend time crafting with you or give your stubborn book hater an incentive to read with these adorable printables.
This printable and cookie recipe will liven up snack time and also help your kids learn basichelping skills for the kitchen.
LEGO Letters Activity
Transform toys into educational helpers with these printable sheets that are just the right size for LEGOs.
Rainbow in a Bag
No mess art meets tactile activity in these instructions on how to make “Rainbow in a Bag.
Jumping Origami Frogs
This is another classic activity made easier and more accessible via the internet.
Painting rocks may be as old as time, but this post is a great resource for inspiration and tips on how to take the activity to the next level.
Forest Friends Finger Puppets
These DIY finger puppets are a great way to spend some down time or teach your older children about the sewing process. The instructions are super simple and your kids will love naming their new pets/friends.
Scooping Station Sensory Pouring Activity
This creative twist on your every day sensory bucket will not just keep your younger kids intrigued for hours, but it will also improve their hand eye coordination and awareness of the world around them.