10 fun and cheap indoor activities for kids!

If you have decided to stay home or your school district is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you will need these ideas!

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1. Ball Pit

Fill an inflatable pool with plastic balls and balloons to create your own ball pit! You can use a smaller pool depending on your child's age. They will have lots of fun and it doesn't cost much! You can re-use the pool for the hot summer days. 

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2. Bean Bag Toss Game

Simply tape a few sheet of colored construction paper to the floor and white tape to create challenge lines. The child have to stand and toss the bean bags onto the corresponding colors. If you have a kid a home, you probably already have construction paper! It's a great game to learn colors as well.

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3. Activity Cube

It might be hard for kids to stay indoors all day and nothing the chance to spend their energy outside. For a fun way to make your kiddos move, create a fun activity cube. To play the game simply roll the dice and your kids have to do whatever activity it lands on. Repeat as many times as you want. For this example, a tissue box was used and covered in white paper. Simply write down the activities on each sides. Here are some examples;

  • Hop like a rabbit
  • Jump 5 times
  • Spin in a circle
  • Fly like a bird
  • Stomp like a dinosaur
  • Wiggle wiggle


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4. Homemade Playdough

Playing with playdough is one of the best home activity! But did you know that you can make your own with ingredients you have at home? This playdough recipe will last for about 3 months and is not made out of chemicals which is great news! Simply follow the recipe below.

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5. Rainbow Rice

This activity is fun and different, simply color rice in different colors using food color gel and rubbing alchohol. It might make a mess but the joy of the kiddos is worth it! There is so many ways they can play with it. Use a big blanket for easier clean-up and let them have fun! Make sure they are old enough to know not to eat the rice. 

Photo : My Kitchen Escapades

Photo : My Kitchen Escapades


6. Busy Board

Someone once said that they best toys come from the hardware store and we couldn't agree more! Creating a busy board will keep your child amused for hours! All you need is a trip to the hardware store or maybe even your own garage!

Photo : Millionayres

Photo : Millionayres

7. Balloon Tennis

This is a great game for kid's birthday parties but also for just playing inside the house. The supplies for this activity are REALLY inexpensive. All you need is these free paint sticks from the hardware stores, a hot glue, some paper plate and balloons. You don't have to worry your kids are going to break something in the house!

8. Wall Drawing

Don't be scared, it is not actually drawing on the walls! But rather tape some butcher paper on the wall to create a big canva for the kids. Let them be creative! Easy and cheap.

9. Nail Salon

Cut off a hand shape out of a big cardboard and let the kid paint the "nails"! This activity is great for fine-motor skills and creativity. 

10. Tape Games

Use tape on the floor to create fun activities for the little ones. You can make an indoor hopscotch or use the tape to make tracks so they can play with their little cars! There is so many things you can do. Once it's done, simply remove the tape!

We hope you got some new ideas on how to entertain the kids at home and we hope everyone stays safe!