10 Indoor Activities for Kids

21K School · Feb 9, 2023 · 4 min read

Children doing indoor activity

Children love to go outside and play. Unfortunately, changing weathers and seasons mean that it is not always possible. There are numerous outdoor activities kids can indulge in. But what about when it is raining or too hot and kids are stuck inside the home? Parents need to be prepared for such scenarios. 

Here are ten fun indoor activities that will keep your kids entertained:

Paint with Watercolors

Painting with watercolours is a great way to relax and have some fun at the same time. You can use any colour you like, and it doesn’t matter what your child’s painting skills are. All you need is some watercolours, a brush, and some paper. 

Make a Snow Globe

Snow globes are fascinating for kids. If your child loves seeing one, imagine how excited they will be to make their snow globe. All you need to do is take a glass jar and fill it with cold water. Also, add glitter and glycerine to the cold water. Now, take a plastic figurine and glue it to the inside of the jar’s lid. Now seal the lid to its jar with glue, so your kid doesn’t open it. There you go; the homemade snow globe is ready. 

Make a Rainbow Jigsaw

You can download a printable jigsaw puzzle from the internet. Once you print the puzzle, paste it or cardboard. Now ask your child to colour the puzzles with as many colours as possible. After this, cut the painted puzzle along the given lines. There you go! Let your kid join the puzzle that they helped create.

Play Chess

Chess is a great way of spending time with kids. Since chess includes a lot of thinking and decision-making, it is proven to polish a kid’s visual memory, attention span, and spatial reasoning. Chess is also a great way to instil creative thinking and problem-solving ability in kids. 

Learn to Crochet

Crocheting is a great way to spend some time indoors with your kids. It’s a simple activity that can be done in various ways, perfect for developing hand-eye coordination.

Several different crochet patterns are perfect for beginners. As your skills improve, you can start cropping basic squares and work on more complicated designs. You can also try crocheting hats, necklaces, and other accessories.

Draw with Markers and Coloured Pencils

Drawing with markers and coloured pencils can be done with minimal supplies. You will need markers, coloured pencils, and paper. Some ideas to make it more fun for kids include drawing pictures of their favourite characters or creating a sketchbook with their favourite designs.

Play with Building Blocks

Playing with building blocks can help children develop their motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It can also help them learn how to problem solve and take care of their belongings.

Many different types of blocks are available, so you can find something your child is interested in. Some of the most popular blocks are the colourful cubes and the tri-blocks. These blocks are perfect for younger children because they are easy to handle and do not require any adult assistance.

Make Cookies or Cake

Indoor activities are a great way to get kids excited and active. Baking cookies or cakes is a great activity for kids of all ages. One easy way to make cookies or cake is to use a cookie or cake mix. Follow the instructions on the box, and you’re ready to go. Alternatively, you can make your cookie or cake dough. This is a more time-consuming process, but it’s well worth the effort. 

Craft & Origami

Craft and Origami can be done with materials, including paints and paper. You can also make props and ornaments to dress up the room. Origami is the Japanese craft of folding papers to create something beautiful. It is an excellent way to polish your kid’s thinking ability.

Karaoke

You can find a karaoke machine in most places where you would find a music store. Plug in your headphones, select the music you want to listen to, and start singing! With the help of karaoke machines, you can encourage kids to spend more time with family. It is also a great idea for family bonding sessions. Karaoke also helps eliminate stage fear in kids. Singing on a karaoke machine in front of the family also instils confidence in kids at an early age.

Conclusion

All the activities mentioned in our blog are fun and exciting for kids to spend time while they are stuck indoors. Once you introduce these activities to your kids, you can continue focusing on your work or relax!

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