Indoor Activities to do with your Kids

Indoor Activities to do with your Kids

As the cold winter weather is closing in on us here in Indiana, our kids lose a large amount of their outdoor activities. Summer sports are coming to an end, warming layers need to be added on everytime we go outside, and it gets darker outside earlier (thank you Daylight Savings Time). Then you see it coming, those inevitable winter blues. So, we’ve compiled a list of a few different indoor activities to do with your kiddos that will keep those blues at bay (and your sanity intact).

Wipeable Painting Board

This is a great, price friendly upcycling activity. During this time of the year we get an overwhelming amount of extra cardboard around the house. I’m looking at you, Amazon addicts! Things you will need for this activity:

  • Piece of recyclable cardboard
  • Pencil, pen, black marker
  • Clear packing tape
  • Paint

Simply draw your design on the cardboard, layer the clear tape over the entire cardboard piece to keep the design intact, and paint away! You can wipe the paint away with a wet paper towel or baby wipe. Here’s an example of what this activity looks like from Mothercould.

Indoor Snowball Challenge

That’s right! Snow indoors, but it’s not what you think. Gather up all those white socks and roll them up into the shape of a ball. Take a couple baskets and make a point system. Mark your throwing point, place the baskets across the room and go! This is such a fun game that also keeps the kids challenged and mobile to burn off that energy.

Pom Pom Launcher

This fun activity is easily customizable and has an exciting result! Explore your creativity and stay out of the cold with the pom pom launcher. Here’s a few things you’ll need:

  • paper/plastic cups or toilet paper roll
  • 12’ balloons
  • Assorted pom poms
  • Any color of duct tape or heavy duty tape
  • Construction or scrapbook paper
  • Ruler
  • Craft scissors

Once you have all your supplies together follow these steps:

  1. If you have a cup, cut the bottom out to make an opening. You won’t have to worry about that with a toilet paper roll.

  2. Decorate your cup or tube any way you want! Use fun, decorative paper to wrap around it or color on your own design. 

  3. Take your 12” balloon and tie a knot at the end of it. Then cut the large portion of it off. Keep the tied end because you will need this.

  4. Wrap the balloon around the end of the cup that you cut out. For the toilet paper roll just pick an end to attach it too! Use your duct tape or choice to secure it into place

  5. Load up your launcher with pom poms, pull the balloon tie back and let it go! Your pom poms will take flight.

For images to follow along, check out a tutorial from Little Bins for Little Hands.

At Home Escape Room

If you have older kids and want to get their eyes off the screens, challenge them to an escape room. There are a lot of at home escape room tutorials to customize one to your own home. Here’s a couple tips when considering creating it:

  • How old is the age group?
  • What are their math, logic, reading strengths?
  • How many activities does each person need to have?

You can customize this activity for your kids by picking a theme that is relevant to them. From sports, to online game themes, or their other interests, you are certain to find a room they’d love! For some great tutorials, check out Peach Tree Drive to make a full scale escape room in the comfort of your own home.

We hope that this little guide gets you started for the coming months of cold weather. Click here to stay up to date with relevant real estate and market information by signing up for our newsletter. We want to not only provide you with fun topics, but also important updates when it comes to the housing market because it is forever changing. Stay tuned for some great pieces to help you prepare for the holiday!

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