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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21. Do Origami.

Suitable Age: Older kids (younger tots can participate with simple origami activities).

From frogs to stars, origami’s got you covered. You can watch Youtube videos with your brood and do the steps together.

Material You Can Use:

Bubu Origami Paper (Both Sides Colored, 200 Sheets, 20 Colors)

Pros
  • Great bonding moment between parents and kids.
  • Origami teaches the valuable lessons of the virtues of making things with one’s hands, discipline and patience.
Cons
  • Kids (and parents) might find it frustrating when they can’t figure the steps out and have to redo them.


22. Find Out How Stealthy Your Kids Can Be With A DIY Laser Maze

Suitable Age: 3 years old and up

Kids will have fun playing James Bond with this activity. All you need are bundles of yarn or crepe paper, scissors, some tacky tapes, a corridor or doorway to tape the yarns on randomly to create the maze and you’re good to go.

Pros
  • A great way to practice body coordination for younger kids.
  • It’s a fun way to pass time. You can offer a prize for the ones who successfully finish the maze without touching any of the “lasers”.
Cons
  • Messy aftermath; needs clean-up.

23. Play Improvised Volleyball With Balloons

Suitable Age: 3 years old and up

Want to play volleyball but just don’t have the space to do so? Some balloons and a yard of rope or yarn will do the trick. Kids will surely have fun catching and throwing the balloon across the stretched outline.

Pros
  • A fun way to spend kids’ energy indoors.
  • Develops body coordination among younger children.
Cons
  • Whatever room you’re using for the activity has to be cleared out from anything breakable as well as the furniture moved to the sides. Kids could get too active and rowdy while playing.

24. Do A Bowling Contest

Suitable Age: 3 to 11 years old

You can improvise using things found inside your house — some plastic bottles weighted down with water and rubber toy balls or you can get a plastic bowling set handy for long rainy days.

Material You Can Use:

Matty’s Toy Stop 10 Pin Multi-Color Deluxe Plastic Bowling Set

 

Pros
  • Bowling is an entertaining game. Keep competitive spirits up by doling up prizes for the winners.
Cons
  • Only younger kids might find this activity fun. Older ones may get bored with playing fairly quick.


25. Or Have A Basketball Game With A Basket And Balled-Up Paper

Suitable Age: 3 to 6 years old

Do a basketball contest with laundry baskets and balled-up paper (from old newspapers, magazines, scratch papers and such).

Pros
  • It’s entertainment without having to buy anything as the materials used are household staples.
Cons
  • Only younger kids will find this activity entertaining.

26. Make A Town Map Using A Cardboard Box And Your Kids’ Toy Cars

Suitable Age: Younger kids

If your kids have tons of Hot Wheels or other mini toy cars and trucks, why not draw a town map complete with wide streets and play Town using the toy wheels?

Material You Can Use:

Kidsco Diecast Cars And Motorcycles Assortment – 25 Piece Assorted Cars And Motorcycle Toys

Pros
  • Let your kids learn about mapping in a fun way. It also allows free and creative play.
Cons
  • Only younger kids will find this activity entertaining. Older kids may join in but will lose interest quickly.


27. Get Crafty

Suitable Age: 4 to 12 years old

Try your and your kids’ hands at some crafts (again, the internet is a rich source of ideas). Do easy ones with the wee tots and the more difficult ones with the older children.

Material You Can Use:

Pacon 9 x 12, 6555 Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, Assorted

Pros
  • The activity could pique your kid’s interest in crafting as a hobby.
  • It teaches the value of creativity, patience, following the rules and breaking them to make something artful.
Cons
  • It’s not for everybody. Some kids will find it interesting, others might not and will refuse to take part.


28. Go Artsy With Your Snacks

Suitable Age: Younger children

Use snacks time to cure your kids’ boredom over being copped up inside indoors. Gather an assortment of fruits and other edibles along with various spreads and such to make your art masterpieces on plates.

Pros
  • Enhances creativity
  • An activity you can eat after
Cons
  • Not all kids will find this idea enjoyable.

29. Do Chalk Art Projects Indoors Using Illustration Boards

Suitable Age: Younger kids

Since you can’t do pavement chalk art because of the rain outside, use the back of illustration boards instead as mediums for your chalk art pieces.

Material You Can Use:

OIG Brands Outdoor Sidewalk Chalk

Pros
  • Allows your child’s creativity to run free
Cons
  • Though non-toxic, dust motes from chalks could be potent asthma/allergy triggers


30. Play Dress Up (And Take Pictures!)

Suitable Age: 3 to 9 year-old girls

Indulge your little girls’ want to dress up in grown-up clothes. Raid your own closet and let them wear whatever they want, even your shoes! The best part, capture laughs and funny looks with pictures.

Material You Can Use:

Lifeprint 2×3 Portable Photo AND Video Printer for iPhone and Android

Pros
  • Great mother-daughter bonding idea
Cons
  • Messy aftermath; you might have to declutter your closet after.


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