Don’t get me wrong, I love it when my daughter is happy and full of energy – it’s so fun to watch her play and explore however on days when we are stuck inside this energy quickly becomes too much! During a year where we have spent lots of time at home, some of these activities have sure come in handy to keep her entertained. Oh and they helped to keep my sanity which let’s be real … that’s easier said than done, especially these days. Here are some simple and fun indoor activities for your kids! Below you will find some great indoor activities for little kids and older ones too!
Whether you like to shake, wiggle or groove, dancing is a great way to use energy! When your kids start to feel bored, put on their favorite music and have a dance party. It’s an easy way of getting rid of their excessive energy. Take it to the next level and put on a dance video and challenge them to learn the moves.
You can make a simple hopscotch board inside the house using markers and colored tape. If your up to it, challenge them to see who does it best.
Balloon fights are fun, energy-intensive, and safe (well SHOULD be safe) game you can play with your kids at home. Challenge them to keep the balloon in the air, play a game of balloon volleyball or chase each other around trying to pop the balloons. No matter how you do it, there’s tons of fun to be had with this one!
Plan a Treasure Hunt
Distract them (again easier said than done) and hide treasures around the house. You can hide anything you like. For a simple and frugal treasure hunt, cut up coloured paper and tell them they need to find X number of each coloured square to win. To make this one last even longer, first make a pair of toilet paper binoculars to take the hunt to a whole new level!
Play Ping Pong
Bring out your plastic cups and ping pong balls. It’s a simple game where you try to throw as many balls into the other person’s cup as possible. Let’s be real … it’s basically beer pong for kids without the liquid, but they don’t need to know that haha. Keep increasing the distance to make the game more challenging.
You can create obstacle courses using a variety of items inside your house. Chairs, tables, pillows, and anything you can think of can make a great obstacle course. Be as creative as possible.
Grab a hula hoop and watch your kids wiggle and shake trying to keep it off the ground. If you’re up for it try it out yourself. Personally I don’t have the skills needed to hula hoop so it’s better for everyone if I just watch haha.
Grab some mini sticks (to use as putters) and tape some cups on their side on the floor and you have your own little mini golf course! I have to admit I haven’t tried this one yet but I think it would be a fun activity for the older kids.
Another great game you can play indoors with your kids is bowling. Set up plastic cups in the shape of a triangle, give your kids a ball and let them roll. This one works best when set up in a hallway.
There you have it, 9 fun indoor activities for kids! Have you tried any of these before? Which one is your favorite?