With all of the electronics and technology available, it can be sometimes hard to get the kids out of their rooms and away from their electronics for good old fashioned fun. If you’re looking for some fun ideas to help your kids learn and have fun, check out these 10 fun activities.
1. Laser Obstacle Course
Set up a fun security laser obstacle course in a hallway using string, yarn or crepe paper and let the fun commence! Idea from My Home Life Mag.
2. Nerf Gun Targets
If your boys play with Nerf guns or rubber band guns, set up swinging targets for practice. If you’re really brave, you could even set them up all around the room for a full-fledged shooting range–just be sure to remove all breakable objects first! This idea is from Frugal Fun 4 Boys.
3. Marble Racing
Race marbles in a halved pool noodle attached to a box on one end and a high backed chair on the other. Change the height and see how it alters the speed of the marble!
4. Burlap Sewing
Use some old burlap and some yarn to teach kids how to sew or just create fun shapes and designs! You could even use their work as a tablerunner.
5. Sugar Tray Letters
Practice letters and shapes with trays of sugar and a straw. You can either pour the sugar in a 13×9 pan or a cereal box cut in half!
6. Balloon Rockets
Race balloon rockets and teach kids about physics at the same time! Idea taken from discover explore learn
7. Indoor Camping
If it’s too cold outside to camp, why not set up your tent inside and serve some chocolate chip cookie s’mores and scary ghost tales? Everything is better inside a tent!
8. Tape Race Tracks
Put painter’s tape on the floor to create roads for your kid’s toy cars and let the imagination begin!
9. Homemade Moon Sand
This recipe for moon sand is edible and tons of fun for a dreary day indoors! Get the recipe here.
10. Balloon Pong
There are tons of things that you can do with balloons, but this version of ping pong is my favorite and great for older kids.
You are so creative!!! We play a lot of games & do puzzles in winter – but you have some great ideas to get up and moving inside in winter. I am making a lazer maze tomorrow!
So much fun.
Liz E. says
Thanks Candi! I think it’s important for kids to stay active in the winter, and it’s so tempting when its yucky outside to just sit and do nothing. Let us know how the laser maze works for you–it can be a bit of a workout to set it up for the kiddos, so it’s good for everyone! 😉