When you have children you know that being stuck indoors can be very difficult. When the weather is bad or the day is too hot to be out of doors, it is always nice to have some fun ideas for things to do indoors.
The following are five great ideas for indoor fun:
1. Song tag
This is a game where you play tag in the house. When you get tagged, you can’t move until you make up a verse to the tune of your favorite song. It is like freeze tag but, instead of freezing, you have to test your creativity and sing a song. You and your children will be cracking up and rolling on the floor in laughter. You can fill several hours with this fun activity and, in addition to be a time-filler, your child can tap into their creative edge and express it through singing.
2. Round table story
One really fun activity for the parent with several children is that of telling a story around a table. Pop some popcorn, or get out some other snacks, then sit around the table and as a group, make up funny stories together. As the parent you can start then you pause and the person to your left has to pick up where you left off. Go around the table taking turns telling your portion of the story. When it is all said and done, see if you can remember the story and write it down. On your next rainy day you can read it to your children, and get a fun lively discussion going about the memories of telling that story.
3. Bring the outdoors in
One fun way to bring some lively fun to the indoors is to bring outdoor activities inside. Go swimming in your bathtub, for example. You can splash and play, then use the water all over the bathroom to help you get the place clean after you’re done. Get your bathing suits on and lay out on your towels in the living room, using spotlights, if you have them, for ‘sun’. Build a sand castle out of brown sugar. Do whatever your favorite outdoor activity is, but find a way to do it inside. Your child will love it!
4. Finger licking painting
Finger painting is always a fun activity and using pudding instead of paint will spice things up a little and make it more enjoyable. Get each of your children a paper plate and their own color of pudding then let them have at it. They will laugh, have some fun and enjoy licking their fingers. Your kitchen might get a bit messy but it will be worth it.
5. Live a story tale
When you are stuck inside for the day, take your child’s favorite story book and make it come to life. If they love Dr. Seuss, cook up a fun and unique meal of green eggs and ham. If they love Cinderella, you might carve a pumpkin coach. Find a story with something you can duplicate at home, then do it!
These are just a few fun ideas for kid-friendly activities that you can bring indoors. Mix your ideas with your children’s ideas then whip up hours of fun!