“Mom, it’s raining! I’m bored.” Deep breath, you’ve got this. Kids don’t like being holed up inside as much as you don’t like being disturbed when you’re trying to work. But when endless days of rain seem to be plaguing you and everything you’ve ever wanted to do, look at the opportunity given to you, and spend time with your kids. Here are 5 indoor activities for kids that you’ll love as much as they will!
Micro Treasure Hunt
You’re indoors, there are a fortune of different items all over your house, what can you possibly do? Make a micro treasure hunt, that’s what! Paper clip? Check. Missing sock? Check. Crooked piece of cutlery that no-one ever uses? Check! The idea might seem silly at first, but once your kids get into it (and they will get into it) you’ll see how much fun they have. There’s even a chance for you to turn this micro treasure hunt into a house cleaning expedition… or maybe I took that one a little too far.
Make Some Shadows
Thinking up indoor activities for kids comes as simply as turning off the lights, and getting out your flashlights. Draw the drapes, shut the doors and make sure you’re in absolute darkness. The first thing you and your kids will experience, is the complete change of feeling in the room; they’ll feel like they’re somewhere else completely – tell them that they are. But the real fun starts when you turn on your flashlights. Choose a wall that has no pictures and start making shadows. See what kinds of shapes you can all come up with. If you’re feeling really creative, leave the flashlight in one place and try build an image by stacking a variety of different items.
Movie In A Tent
The rain is still pelting away? You’re still loving the darkness? How about building a tent and watching a movie. This is one of my all-time favorites, and I can still vividly replay doing this as a kid, minus the movie. Grab pillows, blankets, sheets and whatever else you might want, to convert the living room into a tent cozier than a bear’s den in the winter. Bring a laptop and load up a film. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with your kids while watching one of your favorites as the temperature drops outside. Want to top it off? Whip up some hot chocolate with marshmallows!
Create Crazy Characters
All you’ll need is a few old magazines, a pair of scissors, a stick of glue and some scrap paper. Let your kids cut out different facial features and body parts from the magazine. Next they can mix and match the body parts, making ridiculous, out-of-proportion characters before pasting them on the scrap paper. Voila! You’ve got yourself a collection of characters that most of us pray to never see knocking on our doors asking for change.
Learn How To Draw
“But I don’t knooow how to draaaw!” Hey! Mom, stop complaining, this one is for the kids. All you need to do, is simply type, How to draw ______ into Google. It’s up to you what you choose to draw – personally, I love getting a couple of helicopters in there but search for something your kids will like (and maybe you will too). More often than not, you’ll find basic drawing guides that even you can follow. This activity isn’t just fun, it also helps your child enable his or her drawing skills by simplifying the process.
Indoor Activities For Kids
Even though we’ve only listed 5 different ideas, countless others are out there. Those endless streams of indoor activities for kids are actually in arms’ reach, we only need to know how to access them, and that can be done with one single question: “Honey, what do you want to do?”