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Whether it’s a cold, snowy day (like we’re still likely to experience here in Pennsylvania this winter) or a rainy day, being stuck inside all day is no fun for kids or parents. Rather than camping out on the couch watching TV or playing video games, there are tons of fun things kids and families can do indoors to expel excess energy and get creative juices flowing.
So far this winter, we’ve experienced below 0° temperatures, tons of snow and freezing winds. Just the thought of layering myself and my boys up just to go outside and play on one of these days stresses me out.
Does anyone else feel this pain during the winter?
Our team rounded up some of our favorite items to keep kids busy indoors on snow or rain days. Check out the list below. Do you have a favorite indoor activity that’s not on our list? Comment below and let us know!
12 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids
Indoor Knee Hockey Set: If your kids love getting outside and playing hockey like mine do, this indoor set will satisfy the need to play when there’s too much snow to go outside.
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks: The possibilities are endless with LEGOs. Kids can build houses, cars, animals and more. Put their imagination to the test!
UNO: Classic card games like UNO are a great way for the whole family to spend time together. Break out the card for an after-dinner game night.
Crazy Forts! fort building kit: All you need is this kit and a bedsheet for endless fun! Curl up underneath with a flashlight and a good book and you’ll think you’re outside camping.
Rory’s Story Cubes: Get those imagination juices flowing with this fun game. What stories will you come up with? Play and find out.
Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Art Desk: Mess-free is the key here! Let kids draw, color and more with this art desk from Crayola.
Perplexus Original Learning & Exploration Kit: All the fun of puzzle video games without the cord! Kids will spend hours moving the ball around the various mazes.
Spooner Boards: Kids with excess energy? Tire them out with one of the boards. They can spin, twist, slide and wobble themselves tired!
Loog Mini Acoustic Guitar: Inspire a budding musician with this guitar designed just for kids! The 3-string neck makes it easy for kids as young as 3 to form chords and play songs.
Seeds of Adventure Indoor Herb Garden: Too early to plant an outside garden? No worries! Grow herbs like basil, coriander and parsley inside.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Get kids stretching with a fun yoga DVD. Yoga teaches confidence, concentration and calmness. Every parent can get on board with that!
Spirograph: Okay, maybe this one is for my own nostalgia, but it’s great for kids too! What fin designs will they create?