Whether it’s winter blizzard or just spring rain, being stuck inside with the kids can become stressful when you don’t have anything to do and are cooped up. It’s the perfect time for kids that are full of energy to get bored and drive you crazy. But instead of breaking out a bottle of wine and hiding in the closet, there are plenty of indoor of activities to with your kids that the whole family will enjoy.
10. Indoor Camping
It’s time for you to pull out those sheets is the closet and drape them over dining room chairs.Grab a nonscented candle and you have your fire to make indoor s’mores. Yes I said s’mores indoor. Don’t forget to tell scary(or not scary) stories around the camp fire.
9. Play Store
Dig through pantry and pulled out the boxed and canned goods, your going shopping in your house. Set up a makeshift grocery store and let the kids be the grown up buying the groceries. You can draw and cut out play money for the kiddos which can also help with counting.
8. Obstacle Course
If you really want to get them moving, set up an obstacle course going throughout the house. Make them crawl under chairs, jump over broomsticks, or avoid the scary stuffed animals. You can also use pieces of papers to use as rocks to jump on while going down the river (hallway)so the alligators don’t get them.
7. Cornstarch play dough
Ingredients: cornstarch, water, food dye(optional). There is nothing more fun then making something solid and watching it turn back to liquid. The kids will be amazed and will do it for hours. Simple and sweet.
6. Melted Crayon Art
Mom bring out the hair dryer, the kids want to create art. Melt the crayons on paper, canvas or cardboard, which ever you prefer, with the hair dryer. Get creative but be careful , it will be hot.
5. Cardboard house
All you need is a cardboard box, some markers and scissors to create this box of fun. Just cut out some window and door. Then have a blast drawing on the walls to make your cardboard house complete.
4. Talent Show
Set up a mini stage and have everyone come up with their own act. It’s very entertaining to see what your kids can come up with.
3.Bean Bag Toss Game
Cut a hole in a box, then fill socks with some rice or ball up the socks. Who ever gets all the bean bags in wins the game. If you really want to challenge them, line multiple boxes up and add a pointing system for them.
2. Snowball Fight
Don’t crinkle those useless papers and throw them out, throw them at each other! You can a snow ball fight without the actually cold stuff.
1. Indoor drive- in
Decorate boxes to look like cars, put a pillow at the bottom for cushion and line the kids up in front of the tv. And parents, don’t forget the popcorn. That’s an essential.