50+ Indoor Activities To Do With Your Kids On Long Rainy Days

And Survive Being Indoors With Them Without Going Crazy!

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11. Build With Lego

Suitable Age: 4 to 99 years old

Build worlds, buildings, automobiles, just about anything with Legos.

Material You Can Use:

Lego 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL, 1500 Pieces

Pros
  • Greatly encourages free play and creativity.
Cons
  • Lego sets, buckets and boxes can be expensive.
  • Small parts not suitable for kids 3 years old and younger as they’re choking hazards.


12. Bake

Indoor Activities For Rainy Days

Suitable Age: 4 years old and up

Keep your little ones’ hands busy by allowing them to help you bake treats the family can enjoy after.

Pros
  • A good way to bond with your kids.
  • It’s also an ideal way to introduce younger kids to chore-doing and teach older ones the merits baking/making food.
  • It’s a filling activity as you get to eat what you bake after.
Cons
  • Safety is a must as heat and, at times, sharp objects like knives are involved in the process.

13. Make Ice Cream In A Bag

Suitable Age: 3 years old and up

Fresh-from-the-oven cookies go perfectly well with cold delicious ice cream. No ice cream maker? No problem! All you need are two Ziploc bags (one gallon-sized, one pint-sized), some half and half, vanilla, sugar and rock salt and you’re good to go.

(Get the recipe here or just watch the video below.)

Pros
  • The ingredients for the ice cream are household staples or you can easily find them in the grocery.
  • The activity requires your kids’ active participation. Allow them to scoop, put in the ingredients and shake. It’ll be fun!
  • It’s a learning activity. You can throw in some Science ideas as to how the salt helps make the cream combo freeze.
Cons
  • For some, it won’t work at first try. You might want to do it yourself beforehand to see how things work before trying it out with your kids.

14. Build Forts

Indoor Activities For Rainy Days

Suitable Age: 3 years old and up

Unleash your kids in the living room, giving them free rein to disarrange sofas and chairs, make use of the throw pillows and bring in blankets to build forts. Who knows, they’ll feel cozy enough under the forts they built they’ll sleep after (and give you some alone time)?

Pros
  • Let’s kids get active and indulge their creativity in building their own fort.
Cons
  • The aftermath is messy and requires clean up.

15. Go Camping Indoors!

Suitable Age: 3 years old and up

Bring in an “outdoor” feel inside your home by playing camping with your kids. Set up the tent, prepare some S’mores (oven or stove-cooked), let kids make their own trail mixes, gather around the “fire” and tell camp tales or sing camp songs.

Material You Can Use:

K-F Decorations Kids Play Tent/Children Playhouse

Pros
  • Pretend play enhances your children’s creativity.
  • Indoor camping can also turn into a learning time with your kids.
  • And if you’re lucky, they’ll fall asleep inside the tent for real. You get to have a few minutes (or an hour) of alone time!
Cons
  • Be ready for the clean and tidying up later on.


16. Teach Your Kids Good Ol’ Card Games

Suitable Age: Older kids

Let your children experience the simple joy of winning rounds of Rummy, Spit or Slapjack. Teach them good ol’ card games (and use some interesting play cards when you’re on that for added fun).

Material You Can Use:

Bicycle The Dog Artlist Collection Playing Cards

Pros
  • It’s an ideal way to interact with your kids and have fun at the same time.
  • Card games are multiple players, so the whole family can join in.
  • Throw in some “punishments” for the defeated player to make the games more interesting.
Cons
  • Kids (and parents) might lose interest with playing fairly quick.

17. Sing Like A Superstar

Suitable Age: 3 years old and up

Get your microphone out, put on some music and allow yourself and your kids to feel like superstars as you show the whole house your singing prowess.

Material You Can Use:

PeleusTech® Children’s Karaoke Machine

Pros
  • Singing is both fun and therapeutic. You can throw in dressing up to make your home concert more fun and realistic.
Cons
  • It could get noisy.


18. Or Dance The Hours Away

Suitable Age: 3 years old and up

Some kids might not be too keen to sing. You can encourage them to participate in your mini-concert by dancing may that be through some zumba videos you can download online or their very own dance steps. Let them dance to their own groove!

Pros
  • Dancing is a form of fun exercise. It allows kids to spend their energies without having had to go outdoors.
Cons
  • Noise (and mess levels) might go up, so be aware.

19. Do Fun Art Activities With Watercolor

Suitable Age: Kids aged 3 years old up to 9 years old

Younger kids will find using water to get each hue to color amazing and fun. You can use this along with your crayon activities, to color coloring books or even finger paint.

Material You Can Use:

Color Swell 36 8-Color Sets Of Watercolor Paint with Quality Wood Brushes

Pros
  • Watercolor painting is both creative and sensory.
  • Develops hand coordination and motor skills in very young kids.
Cons
  • Messy; colors could bleed on clothes, so make sure your kids are wearing ones that you don’t mind getting bled on when doing your watercolor activities.


20. Clean The Kids’ Rooms Under The Guise Of Room Decorating

Suitable Age: 3 up to 8 years old

Let your kids into your room decorating plans. Let them tidy up their rooms and do some redecorating. You can DIY (the internet’s rife with ideas) your decors or use some of your kids’ toys to do so.

Pros
  • A great bonding moment between parents and kids.
  • A learning experience — You can tell your child the merits of cleanliness. It’s also one way to start younger kids into doing household chores.
Cons
  • There’s always the possibility that kids might not cooperate, so be patient. Also, your child might end up playing with some “long-lost” toys and you have to finish the whole task all to yourself.

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Written by Heyz

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