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50 Indoor Activities For Kids

Indoor activities for kids to do on a rainy day or when it’s too cold outside!

indoor activities for kids

Indoor Activities for Kids

We live in Texas so the weather is not really a problem for most of the year. It’s unpredictable, but we can always throw on a light jacket and get outside or wait a few minutes for a storm to pass. But there are days in the summer that it’s still 90 degrees well into the night and we can only run to check the mail and get back inside. For us, there are days where it’s too hot to get out. And I know that a lot of my east coast friends have this problem, too, except in the winter. So what do you do with kids when it’s too cold or too hot to get outside? I’ve got a list of so many fun things you can do and play inside with kids while you’re stuck at home.

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Super Fun Games to Play At Home

This fun Farm-themed FREE Printable is a great activity to do when you’re learning about farm animals! 

Fun Lego Activities to get that STEM Learning in!

Who needs to do laundry anyway? Grab your laundry basket and have some fun doing this!

MomWifeBusyLife shares how to make that super fun rainbow rice that’s perfect for sensory bins!

Easy Origami for Kids including that Amazing Pinwheel!

Have an Indoor Beach Themed Movie Night!

Indoor Camping is a Cherished Childhood Memory 

Fluffy Cloud Dough that almost looks good enough to eat!

I bet you already have everything here in your pantry for this fun sensory bin idea!

If you have extra cardboard lying around, make sure you grab a ball and start playing this!

indoor activities for kids


What a fun STEM Activity with grapes!

Over 150+ ideas for charades!

Make this super healthy and delicious smoothie with the kids!

Everything you need for sensory bins!

Get them some FREE mail!

Freezing toys is my favorite idea from this list!

Any kids love SPACE? Build this Rocket!

Make some puppets and put on a puppet show!

Grab some mugs from the Dollar Tree and do this fun DIY

Gluten Free Play Dough!

crafts to do with kids indoors


Do a gratitude scavenger hunt and get them moving!

This is a super fun activity for kids that are a little older and love crafts!

Get some Painter’s Tape and Start building a highway!

We LOVE Tinker Trays here!

Face painting and a fashion show are some super jazzy things to do indoors!

What kid doesn’t like ice cream?!

Draw along with Rob!

SHUT UP SHUT UP – A Hogwarts Digital Escape Room!

Anyone have a taby? Not a baby but not a toddler? Look at all these great activities here!

Get some snow globes going!

inside activities for a rainy day


Look at how much fun you can have with coffee grounds!

You can make matching ones!

Look at all these fun Winter-themed sensory bin ideas!

You can differentiate this activity to be inclusive for all different age groups!

Create an indoor gym

Fun Stained Glass Activity!

Scavenger Hunt that gets them MOVING!

And another indoor scavenger hunt!

Making learning phonics fun with this super easy printable board game!

Enjoy some mini smores indoors!

STEM activities to do indoors with kids


Winter crafts you can do at home with kids

Love bug toilet paper roll craft – great for Valentine’s Day

Fun Popsicle Animals!

Valentine’s Day Scattegories

DIY Monster felt board!

Sew a bunny with this tutorial!

Free Printable for Memory Game

Count with Legos!

Cutting Skills Box

Make a ROBOT!

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  1. Gale

    Hi. Thanks for linking to my laundry basket game. Unfortunately, it looks like the end of the URL got cut off, so when people click it it goes to a dead page. I think it just needs that html at the end added, but here’s the full link, just in case ( https://imaginativehomeschool.blogspot.com/2020/03/indoor-game-laundry-basket-ball.html ). Its under the “Super Fun Games to Play at Home” and linked to the text “Who needs to do laundry anyway? Grab your laundry basket and have some fun doing this!”

  2. Julie

    This is a great list! I’m in Texas as well and am already compiling ideas for when the summer becomes unbearable.This is going to come in handy :)

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