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50 Easy Indoor Activities for Kids

If you are stuck at home with your kids and need something to keep them happily occupied, then this list of easy indoor activities for kids is for you!

If you are stuck at home with your kids and need something to keep them happily occupied, then this list of easy indoor activities for kids is for you! So many creative kids activities for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and more!

Indoor Activities for Kids

There are more than 50 really fun and creative Indoor Activities for Kids on this list. All of these activities are easy to do, and don’t require fancy equipment. You should be able to do these activities with minimal effort, using items you have around your house or can easily pick up from the store or order from Amazon.

There are lots of hands on learning ideas, activities to get the kids moving, and lots of fun things to keep the kids busy and give you a little peace!

Indoor Movement Activities

Indoor Movement Activities

Even when you are stuck inside there are lots of way to get the kids moving and keep them active. Try one of these Easy Indoor Activities for Kids.

  • Animal Charades Free Printable Cards from Journey to SAHM. These free printable cards will have everyone up and moving as they act out the animals.
  • Line Walking Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands. All you need for this activity is some tape and some space. There are so many great ways to use this simple indoor gross motor activity to keep the kids active.
  • Shape Hopscotch from Housing a Forest. All you need is some paper to set up this simple hopscotch game. It’s a
    fun and active way to work on gross motor skills as well as color and shape recognition.
  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Edventures with Kids. This free printable scavenger hunt has a secret math component, so not only are the kids moving, they are also learning!
  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Organized 31. This free printable scavenger hunt is the perfect indoor activity for
    kids. Just print, and hunt! It works well for kids of different ages too.
  • Animal Walks from Lemon Lime Adventures. These animal walk ideas are a simple and fun way to get some gross motor and movement activities happening with your kids.
  • Ten Balloon Tennis Games from Kids’ Craft Room. Make some simple bats, blow up a balloon and try one of these fun
    balloon tennis games. Great for some indoor gross motor activity.
  • Animal Races Balloon Activity is a fun game and chance to explore physics at the same time!
  • DIY Laser Hallway Maze from It’s Always Autumn. Grab some streamers and tape, because your kids are going to love this super cool, spy themed, indoor activity.
  • 12 DIY Maze Activities for kids to make and try at home!
  • Family Bowling from No Time for Flash Cards. This is such a fun bowling game to make and to play. You only need a few supplies for hours of indoor fun.
  • 10 Inside Ball Games for Kids from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls. If you haven’t got any appropriate balls to try these fun activities, you could use rolled up sock balls instead. There are so many indoor ball ideas here it will keep the kids busy for hours.
  • Tin Can Golf from The Craft Train. Start collecting empty tins to make this simple game and play a few rounds of golf in the your living room!
  • Painting with Cars is a fun activity for your hot wheels enthusiast!
  • These Printable Animal Masks are sure to ramp up your kids creativity as they play inside!

Indoor Learning Activities

Indoor Learning Activities

There are lots of simple ways to keep the kids learning, even when you are stuck inside at home. From language and literacy activities, fun math games, and even simple science experiments, these indoor learning activities are all lots of fun.

Building and Construction Activities

Building and Construction Activities

Building activities are great for working those large and small muscles, and they are a great way to have kids of different ages all working together. Plus there are so many things you can build with, besides all the constructions sets you might already own, so there are so many fun ways keep the kids busy with these indoor construction activities.

  • Famous Landmarks Lego Challenge Cards from 123 Homeschool 4 Me are a great way to help kids learn about countries around the world, expressing creativity, and architecture with this easy STEM Activity for kids of all ages.
  • Build a Lego Rainbow from Little Bins for Little Hands. What a great Lego building challenge for kids, with gorgeous results!
  • Mini Marshmallow and Toothpick Construction Challenge from Learn With Play At Home. Challenge the kid and see what they can build from these two simple items. This activity will keep them busy for a while.
  • Building with Toothpicks and Orange Peel from Buggy and Buddy. If you don’t have any marshmallows you could try building with toothpicks and orange peel instead!
  • Lego Duplo Ring Toss From Stir the Wonder. Follow the instructions to make this simple Duplo construction, then get
    busy playing the ring toss game.
  • Make an indoor Lego Zipline! This is fun to create, race, and a great way to sneak in a STEAM activity too!
  • Building with Plastic Cups from Picklebums. It’s amazing all the things you can build and the activities you can do
    with a set of plastic cups!
  • Button STEM Activity Challenge for Kids from The Educators’ Spin on It. Try this fun activity building with buttons and play dough. It will challenge your kids fine motor skills as well as their critical thinking skills.
  • Building with Straws from Lemon Lime Adventures. This simple engineering challenge is loads of fun. See what your kids can build with these two simple items.
  • Popsicle Stick Catapult from Little Bins for Little Hands. Construct this simple catapult and it will give the kids hours of fun!
  • Craft Stick Exploding Boomerangs from I Can Teach My Child. These little exploding boomerangs are super easy to make and so much fun to play with. Clear a space and get busy building and throwing these!
  • Free Printable Lego Mosaics from Childhood 101. Try building with Legos in a different way. These Lego mosaic printable patterns will keep the kids happily building for a long time!
  • Make a Lego Maze from Science Sparks. This is such a cool indoor construction idea! Get the kids to build their own Lego maze and then challenge their siblings to see how fast they can complete it!
  • Build a Rubber Band Powered Lego Car from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls. These step by step instructions teach you how to build a Lego car that actually goes, using bricks you probably already have!
  • Roll and Build Lego Game from No Time for Flash Cards. This fun game is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s a great way to
    encourage a child who doesn’t know what to build.

Indoor Sensory Activites

Indoor Sensory Activities

Sensory play is a great way to calm and soothe overstimulated kids. These simple indoor sensory play activities can really save everyone’s sanity when you are stuck inside.

  • Nothing will pass the day quicker, with more giggles, than a day of playing with SLIME! Try our non sticky easy slime recipes such as construction slime, dish soap spider slime, and our hugely popular 2 ingredient Slime
  • Kool Aid Playdough Recipe smells AMAZING and is perfect for playing with any of our free playdough mats.
  • No-Cook Homemade Play Dough Recipe from Tinkerlab. This play dough recipe is super quick and easy to make. Once you’ve made some play dough there are endless ways you can play with it!
  • Play Dough Nature Nests from How Wee Learn. This is a lovely way to explore what bird’s nests are made of and have a
    go at making one yourself.
  • Printable Play Dough Mats from Picklbums. These fun free printable play dough mats will keep the kids busy for a
    long time!
  • Fun 3D Play Dough Faces from The Artful Parent. These funny play dough faces look like so much fun to make, and you don’t need an special equipment. You could make your whole family out of play dough!
  • Icy Grab Activity from Happily Ever Mom. This simple sensory play activity also gives those fine motor muscles a
    workout.
  • Rainbow in a Bag from Powerful Mothering. Older kids can help you make this and kids of all ages will love this
    no-mess, squishy sensory activity.
  • Torn Paper Sensory Bin from My Bored Toddler. This sensory bin used torn paper for it’s base material. It’s so easy to
    set up and minimal mess, so it makes a great indoor activity.
  • Easy Two Ingredient Cloud Dough from Happy Hooligans. This simple recipe has a very cool result that your kids will want to play with for hours.
  • Don’t miss the chance to try this yummy, Ice Cream Edible Playdough Recipe
  • Foam Dough from Little Bins for Little Hands. This 2 ingredient recipe makes a soft dough with a unique texture.
    Definitely a fun recipe to try.
  • Ocean Sensory Bag from Homeschool Preschool. Bring the ocean inside with this cool, no-mess, sensory activity.
  • Slow Motion Calm Down Sensory Bottle from Childhood 101. This sensory bottle is a great quiet, calming, activity. It’s perfect for little ones who need a break or some time to de-stress.
  • Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin from Messy Little Monster. It’s really easy to make colored rice, and it’s always a huge hit with the kids.
  • Dinosaur Sensory Bin from Homeschool Preschool. Use your colored rice to make this super fun dinosaur sensory bin.
  • Rainbow Soap Foam Sensory Play from Fun At Home With Kids. This is one of the coolest, and easiest, sensory play activities. Soap foam is so easy to make, and so much fun to play with.
  • Lemonade Sensory Soup from The Chaos and the Clutter. I bet this simple sensory play idea smells great while the kids are playing.
  • Bird Sensory Bin from Fireflies and Mudpies. This is a fun sensory play set up, and any spills can be fed to the
    birds.
  • Paper Straw and Play Dough Fairy Forests from Barely and Birch. Make a gorgeous fairy forest to play in with this simple play dough activity.

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Reading is always a great way to explore new places and learn new things! Encourage children to read with our free Bookshelf Reading Logs.  (Looking for an ew book to read? Find some great picks on our book lists.) Learn about all 50 states with these super cute, free printable State Coloring Pages. Seize the time indoors to learn something new with one of our fun, engaging, and FREE Worksheets for kids from Prek-8th grade – we’ve got over 1 million pages to pick from!

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Fill your days with fun activities based on books using our June Activity Calendar. Nothing cheers up an indoor space like a pretty craft! We have tons of fun May crafts for kids to choose from. Learn a variety of things while you snack with these Goldfish Counting Cards, explore habitats with animal cookies, and Fruit Loop printable alphabet mats.

Easy Indoor Activities for Kids

There are so many easy indoor activities for kids on this list, you’ll never be stuck inside with bored kids again. Pick an idea and give it a go!

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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