Activities to do with the kids when you're stuck inside
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Stuck inside and can’t think of anything to do with the kids? Well, here are over 50 ideas for activities you could do that cost little to nothing, and could possibly be done with things that you may already have at home! Check this out!

50+ Activities To Do With The Kids When You're Stuck Inside!
  • Write in a Journal
  • Bake Together
  • Make Sensory Bottles or Bins
  • Movie Night
  • Make a Book
  • Build With Marshmallows & Toothpicks!
  • Do a Puzzle
  • Make Icecream in a Bag
  • Write in a Journal
  • Make a Time Capsule
  • Do Brain Teasers
  • Bake Something! Pie, Cupcakes, Cookies?!
  • Do a Craft (You could use anything to make a craft! For example, you could make binoculars with empty toilet paper rolls and play I Spy! Young children would love this! Let them decorate the roll!)
  • Finger Paint
  • Do Sidewalk Chalk
  • Trace Hands & Feet, Then Color!
  • Paint With Watercolors or Even Water!
  • Paint Leaves OR Color Over Leaves! What I mean by color over leaves is to place them under a white sheet of paper, and let the kids use crayons to color over them! The print that shows through can be pretty exciting for them.
  • Do a Paint by Number
  • Color in a Coloring Book
  • Decorate T-Shirts
  • Make a Cereal Box Aquarium. This can be a lot of fun! You just cut off the face of the box and let the kids create an aquarium on the inside!
  • Make Recycled Crayons
50+ Activities To Do With The Kids When You're Stuck Inside!
  • Build a Stack of Cards
  • Put on a Dance Party
  • Have a Tea Party
  • Play Card Games
  • Origami
  • Play Charades
  • Build Your Own Game
  • Play Marbles
  • Play Freeze Dance
  • Play “Hide and Seek”
  • Have a Dance Party
  • Go Fishing Indoors! You have to think outside the box on this one! You can use an small kiddie swimming pool if you have one, or you can use the sink, because, why not?!
  • Make Friendship Bracelets
  • Make a Bird Feeder
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Make Playdough and/or Slime!
  • Backyard Water Balloon Toss! (If The Weather Is Nice)
  • Play “Simon Says”
  • Build a Fort
  • Play a Board Game! Check out some of my favorites here!
  • Build a Stack of Cards. Have the kids see how high they can get before it comes crashing down. This usually makes them super silent as they focus too!
  • Play Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Make Popsicle Stick Structures
  • Do a Fashion Show
  • Do a Laser Maze With Toilet Paper!
  • Build an Obstacle Course
  • Set Up a Play Store
  • Play With Shaving Cream
  • Play “Duck, Duck, Goose”

Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box! I remember when I was a kid, we somehow managed to end up playing with water guns in the house and were running around chasing each other. No, we didn’t get into any trouble because Mama joined in on the fun, but I remember we were running through the house spraying water everywhere, ha. That day was something I’ll probably never forget. Sometimes you just have to learn to make the best of being stuck indoors! It’s not the things you buy it’s the memories last a lifetime!

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