15+ Simple Indoor Kids Activities – Screen Free and Frugal!
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!!!!!!,” espeically if its a rainy day or during school vacations. 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 Soapy Dough from Happy Deal – Happy Day!
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
Homemade Fluffy Slime from Happy Deal – Happy Day!
Peanut Butter Play Dough – from Coffee With Us 3
Easy Gak Recipe – from Daily Momtivity
Other Simple Indoor Kids Activities:
Snowmen Family Toilet Paper Roll Craft – from Happy Deal – Happy Day
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
Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash (NOT Messy!!) – from Happy Deal – Happy Day!
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
Board Game Recommendations:
Thames & Kosmos Drop It Family Strategy Game – Though easy to learn, Drop It! is deceptively mind-boggling. One at a time, each player drops a shape into the vertical game board’s drop zone. Players earn points for the highest level that their shape reaches when it lands and extra points for touching bonus circles. But be careful not to break the Landing Rule! The shape you drop is not allowed to touch matching shapes or colors after it lands. If you break a landing rule, you will go away empty-handed. The winner is the player or team with the most points at the end. Drop It! is recommended for ages 8 and above
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??