15+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids That are Screen Free and Frugal!
Winter finally is here in upstate NY! We just ended our Christmas break – and even though our kiddos had new toys to play with, I was still scrounging to find some fun and cheap activities to occupy the kids with our extra time at home last week. I really didn’t want the TV to be the main focus with extra time either. Here is a great list I wanted to share with the rest of you as an easy resource as an answer to the classic “MOM, I’M BORED!!!!!!” These are easy ideas using stuff you probably already have at home (or are super cheap to purchase). PLUS, they do not involve the TV or any screen related device!!!
Dough/Slime Activities (be prepared for a bit more of a mess with these):
2 Ingredient Play Dough – from Happy Deal – Happy Day!
2 Ingredient Cloud Dough from The Amazing Becky
Homemade Play Dough Recipe – from Our Heavenly Home
Homemade Puffy Paint – from Happy Deal – Happy Day!
3 Ingredient Slime Recipe – from The Amazing Becky
Cloud Dough – from Penny Pinching Peach
Peanut Butter Play Dough – from Coffee With Us 3
Easy Gak Recipe – from Daily Momtivity
Other Fun Indoor Kids Activities:
Indoor Race Car Track for Kids – from The Jenny Evolution
DIY Easy Blanket Forts – from The Jenny Evolution
Simple Toddler Play Kitchen Rock Band – from The Jenny Evolution
Make Your Own Crayons – from Clairs Freebies
Pool Noodle Race Track – from Mission to Save
Jellyfish In A Bottle Craft – from Clair’s Freebies
Minion Cookie Jar – from Coffee With us 3
Fine Motor Craft using Beans – from Coffee With us 3
Winter Busy Bag Ideas (10 unique ideas over here!) – from Something 2 Offer
In case you want to bust out the glitter like Our Small Hours does for rainy day play, you may also want to read these 10 Ways to Contain The Mess When Using Glitter with Kids.
What other fun ideas do you have as a go to when your kids are stuck inside and whining that they are bored??