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Indoor Activities For Kids

Posted by  ·  January 26, 2018  ·  Last Updated: January 26, 2018

Do you have the winter blues? Whether it is rain or snow causing your kid’s cabin fever or just plain boredom these indoor activities for kids are perfect for you.  If indoor games are your thing these family games will be a lot of fun.  These kids activities include crafts, recipes, games, and printables! There is a huge list of things to do. You won’t be hearing I am bored again anytime soon.

Indoor Activities For Kids

Stretch your imagination and learn how to make slime. This safe DIY slime recipe is completely worry-free. Super easy and FUN! My daughter says it is so addictive!

indoor activities for kids

Get creative and make a sharpie mug It really is super easy to jazz up a plain white mug. These DIY mugs make the best homemade gifts! They can be personalized for any occasion.

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Make friendship bracelets Do you remember making them when you were younger? Bracelet making by far was one of my favorite crafts!  I love the colorful strings, different patterns, and beautiful braids and knots.

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Got snow? Make Snow Ice CreamThis snow cream is made with simple ingredients I am sure you already have in your pantry.  It is the perfect inside activity to do when it’s too cold to be outside for very long!

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Roll out some homemade playdough. It is easy enough for kids to help with, only takes about 10-15 minutes, and gives you comparable results to store-bought playdough.  And the best part is … you probably have all the necessary materials on hand in your pantry. No need for store-bought playdough anymore!

Learn a new skill.  Start sewing! Free Printable Sewing Practice SheetsThese sewing practice sheets will have you sewing like a pro in no time.  These sheets are great for kids and adults.  You might also like these practice sewing sheets for kids.

Make a marshmallow gun.  Marshmallow shooters are a riot for the entire family. Have a distance shooting contest, we’ve seen them go 20 feet or more. Or a see who can hit a target with the most accuracy. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to eat a few.

Build a birdhouseHere is a simple plan to make your very own birdhouse.  This is a great project for kids with adult help.

Make bread in a bag. Bread in a bag is an easy recipe, that is great for learning, and is sure to provide hours of fun! It’s the perfect thing to do with kids!  If making bread intimidates you, you have come to the right place!

Play “Would You Rather” with this free printable game. It is a hilarious game where you must choose from two equally (normally bad) scenarios. For instance, would you rather be stuck on a broken ski lift or in a broken elevator? The questions for this Would You Rather are all clean and great for kids!


Create a magical paper fortune teller. I loved making these when I was a kid.  Use the free printable to make one, your kids will love seeing the activity options each time.

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Have a tie-dye party and make spiral tie-dye shirts or a cool tie-dye t-shirt bagA good spiral tie dye is easy to do, just follow my easy steps to get the perfect result every time! 

spiral tie dye

Make Moon Sand at home for hours of fun! Moon Sand is that cool kinetic sand that you see in all the stores. Kids will go bananas making it at home with any color they want.

kinetic sand

Whip up a batch of oobleck and challenge your young scientist to define its state of matter.   If you quickly smack it with your hand it immediately turns into a solid, instead of splashing or moving. If you slowly move it with your hands it reacts like a liquid. Cool!


This DIY Invisible Ink is a great way to entertain your kids and have fun with household science.  Kids will love making it and watching it disapear! It’s so simple you probably have all the ingredients already in your cupboard!

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Make your own stickersYes, you can make homemade lick and stick stickers. These stickers really work and the possibilities are endless.

Marbelize paper. This effect turns out amazing and is very simple to create. The possibilities of what to do with your paper are endless— cover pencils, a book or a box, make note-cards, bookmarks or a picture frame etc.

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Here are over 50 hilarious jokes to keep kids laughing.  Here is a long list of what I think are some pretty hilarious kid-friendly jokes.  I tested them on my own children (and husband) and we all were cracking up.

kids telling jokes

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