Next time you’re snowed in, don’t let the winter blues get you and your little ones down. Try out these fun activities for kids that they can enjoy indoors while the winter storm continues on outside.
25 Fun Activities for Kids to Get Through a Winter Storm Indoors
These indoors activities for kids will keep them so pre-occupied with fun that they won’t even miss the snow-covered outdoors!
1. Pop Bottle Bowling
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Make pop bottle bowling more fun and colorful by replacing the bottle content with colored water. Take turns with your kids knocking them down by rolling a ball and keep score (just like a regular bowling!). Here’s a tutorial for making your own pop bottle bowling set.
2. Mystery Sensory Box
Decorate an empty box and fill it with ‘secret’ items. Invite your kids to reach inside, feel the mystery item, and then take turns guessing what it might be. Simple tutorial here.
Okay, time to take out that 1000 piece puzzle, spread it out and let your kids dig in!
Make your own playdough with this awesome tutorial.
5. Board games
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Dust off Candyland, Monopoly, Scrabble and other long lost board games in your closet. Even ‘older’ kids can have fun with this one!
It’s a risk trying to enjoy the snowflakes outdoors in a snowstorm which can quickly turn into a whiteout. So bring out the white copy paper and a few pairs scissors and create your own snowstorm indoors!
7. Cook and bake
Counter the cold snowstorm with a warm kitchen. Have fun involving the kids in your cooking and baking spree.
Bust out of boredom and have your little kids stretch their little bones with kid friendly yoga.
9. Watercolor Art
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Nothing will keep kids more well-entertained than art. Give them some papers and watercolor and they’ll be hooked for hours.
10. Homemade Paper Dolls
Your little ones will be captivated with imaginative play for hours with these homemade paper dolls. Tutorial here.
11. Baking Soda Experiments
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The curiosity of children is insatiable. Involve some science with their indoor activity and let them have fun experimenting. Check out this simple but ‘wow’-ing baking soda experiment.
12. Treasure Hunt
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Kids will love running around the house looking for hidden treasures. The treasure can be something silly like a snack or a toy.
13. Fortress Building
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Bring together cardboard boxes and shoe boxes for your kids to use as towers.
14. Hot Chocolate Math…with Marshmallows!
Keep your kids’ worry free with this challenging but delicious math game. Click here to know how this game runs.
15. Road Work
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Get the kids busy with their toy cars by making ‘roads’ out of masking tape or duct tape on the floor. You can spice up the road with wood block obstacles and other whatnot in your house.
16. Letters in the Snow
No, you don’t have to go out and brave the snowstorm for this activity. Curious? Find out more about this activity here.
17. Square Collage
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Kill time with your kids with this open-ended, no pressure art project. Get busy cutting the squares while your kids make a collage out of it.
18. Indoor Hop Scotch
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Using painters tape (so it easily removes) or masking tape, create an indoor hopscotch.
19. Cloud Dough
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Just mix baby oil and flour in a 1:8 ratio for hours and hours of fun. Check out tutorial here.
20. I Spy
I spy with my little eye…I spy is a guessing game that involves minimum of 2 players. In this game, one player has to spot an object which is visible to the rest and has to provide to the rest and has to provide clues to the remaining players while they try to guess the object. The player who guesses it correctly, wins.
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Keep the smaller kids entertained with building blocks whilst cooped up inside. Make your own nature-inspired building blocks with this tutorial.
22. Shape Hopscotch
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Challenge the kids with this modified hopscotch that’s going to bring them to their knees…in a fun kind of way. Tutorial here.
23. Snowball Toss Game
Well, we certainly can’t play with snowballs with the wind trying to blow you away. But we can have some fun with makeshift snowballs! Check out the game tutorial here.
24. Painters Tape Maze
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Younger children can use their toy cars to go through the maze but the older ones will have more fun with a little modification to the game. See how.
25. DIY Wooden Catapult
Don’t let the frigid cold, ice storm take all the fun away. Check out this tutorial for a DIY wooden catapult. Bombs away!
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