10 Indoor Busy Activities for Kids
These fun and simple indoor activities for kids keep little ones happy and engaged on a rainy day. Try these great ideas when you need some peace and quiet to cook, work, or make a phone call without interruption!
When you’ve staying home with active kids, your house can feel like a circus 24/7! And while screens are the ever-present option for gaining a few minutes of peace, most of us strive to avoid using iPad games and cartoons repeatedly or for long stretches throughout the day.
That’s where these indoor activities for kids can come into play. These creative, engaging activities promote learning, fine motor development, and independent play. Most importantly, they’re lots of fun!
The activities shared here are just right for most toddler-to-preschool-aged kids. Enjoy!
10 Indoor Activities for Kids
Pipe Cleaner Activity from Hands On As We Grow
Rainbow Color Matching with Paint Chips from Modern Preschool
Pom Pom Push by Busy Toddler
Calming Lavender Play Dough by Super Healthy Kids
Cookie Sheet Magnetic Alphabet Match by Superheroes and Teacups
Animal Tape Rescue by Busy Toddler
Marshmallow Toothpick Shapes by Delia Creates
Learn Numbers by Parking Cars by B Inspired Mama
Mess Free Painting by Best Ideas for Kids
Montessori Spooning Exercise by Sugar Spice and Glitter
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We do a lot of crafts, games, dance parties, and fort building when it’s rainy or cold. Mostly activities to keep them active, as my kids get really stir-crazy.
I’m filing your ideas away for the future when my little one is bigger and can enjoy them!
These are great ideas for the cold winter days inside. I love the color noodle match because it’s so simple and easy to clean up!
These look like a lot of fun for my one boy who loves to get creative, but my other son is so active I can’t get him to sit still long enough, they are both 9 years old.
Any ideas for my active young guy? Thanks, single dad in need of ideas 🙂
Hi Jerry, it’s so hard to keep them busy indoors when they just want to bounce off the walls! We have a small rebounder trampoline that the kids can jump on when they really need to do some active play. Other than that, they like to crash around in piles of pillows and blankets. And of course as soon as the weather permits, we try to get everyone outside.