Trying to keep kids occupied is a job all unto itself. Today I’ve got some great indoor activities for kids that will keep them busy while you get your OWN stuff done!
Keeping These Kids Busy Is A Full Time Job
I’ll be honest, I never realized how much I have had to entertain my kids until now. Even pre-pandemic we were always doing something. The kids are both involved in lots of weekend extra curricular activities and of course school.
But when you are social distancing, you are home 24/7 and it becomes tough to keep the kids busy and occupied without getting into somethings they shouldn’t be because of boredom.
This requires us as parents to think outside of the box, to maybe research movies that you think they would like or find new books. But what happens when that is simply not enough?
Here are some simple Indoor Activities For Kids that will keep them busy!
PLAY BOARD GAMES
Yes! We have a few here that we love, plus card games like UNO but board games can keep you busy for hours! Here are some great board game suggestions. Here are 30 Best Family Board Games You Need To Buy.
MAKE PAPER PLANES & RACE THEM
PLAY 20 QUESTIONS
This one could be fun! Plus you can use this fun family interview kit to record the answers!
I know that some households are totally against slime and I get it! But if you aren’t — it’s super easy to make with super simple ingredients. Check out how you can make you own slime kit here.
CREATE A SECRET LANGUAGE
This one is always fun!
MAKE A COLLAGE WITH OLD MAGAZINES
DO AN EASY SEWING CRAFT
WRITE A POEM
BAKE CUPCAKES & DECORATE THEM
CREATE AN OBSTACLE COURSE
MAKE FRUIT POPSICLES
Omg this is my favorite thing to do with the kids! Here is an easy Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicle Recipe!
MAKE SOCK PUPPETS & PUT ON A PUPPET SHOW
WRITE & ILLUSTRATE A SHORT STORY
MAKE PAPER FLOWERS
HAVE AN INDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT
We love scavenger hunts around here, check out this fun scavenger hunt you can do for Easter!
BUILD A FORT WITH COUCH CUSHIONS & BLANKETS
HAVE A TEA PARTY
MAKE A PASTA NECKLACE
WRITE A SONG
READ A BOOK
RECORD A VIDEO
Anyone else’s kids trying to get them to make TikTok videos? Just me? Ok.
WRITE A LETTER TO SOMEONE
CHOREOGRAPH A DANCE
Bookmarks are my favorite thing! I know when I was a kid and I was caught up in my Sweet Valley High or Goosebumps series, A new bookmark made me so happy! For some easy DIY Bookmarks check out these Anna and Elsa Frozen Movie Bookmarks and these easy DIY Spiderman Bookmarks.
Indoor Activities For Kids Free Printable
Here is an easy printable checklist for you to refer to when the kids tell you they are bored–again! grab your free download below!
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