100+ Indoor Activities for Kids (with Free Printable)- The Best Ideas for Kids (2024)

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If you’re looking for easy and low cost indoor activities for kids – we have a list of over 100 ideas for you! From simple activities to fun crafts that can keep kids busy during school breaks or on a rainy day. You can even cross off each one as you do them with our free printable!

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To make it easy, we have created a printable list of the 100+ Activities for Kids so you can easily print off the list.

We also have all of the ideas in this post if you need them. You can copy and paste to create your own printable, or use the one that we have already created for you! We only ask that if you are reprinting in a community newsletter or school newsletter that you credit our website as the source.

Indoor Activities for Kids – Over 100 Ideas!

We’ve organized the ideas by crafts, activities, games and educational. Hopefully this list will also provide inspiration for you to think of other ideas too!

And if you love making crafts with things you have around your home, check out our Recycled Crafts for Kids book. It has 60 crafts for kids with things you can use from around your home and a few other simple supplies.

SENSORY PLAY

  • Make Homemade Playdough. Also try our Cloud Dough!
  • Make Homemade Slime.You may want to try some of our other fun slime recipes too like Fluffy Slime, Butter Slime, Rainbow Slime or Clear Slime
  • Make Play Mud
  • Make Rainbow Rice
  • Make Fake Snow
  • Make a Sensory Bin

CRAFTS

  • Make Paper Airplanes
  • Salt Painting: We have a snowflake or firework template
  • Make Suncatchers
    • Make handprint, butterfly or leaf suncatchers
  • Make Salt Dough
  • Make Sponge Stamps
  • Make a Cereal Box Aquarium
  • Make Scratch Art
  • Make Your Own Bookmarks: We have templates to make Minion, Olaf, Trolls or Toy Story Bookmarks
  • Paint Pet Rocks
  • Make Recycled Crayons
  • Make Paper Boats
  • Finger Paint
  • Make Friendship Bracelets
  • Make a Bird Feeder
  • Make Paper Bag Puppets. Try this turkey paper bag.
  • Make Handprint Art
  • Make a Scrapbook
  • Decorate T-Shirts
  • Make a Thankful Jar. You can also use our turkey template to make a thankful turkey.
  • Make a Sensory Bag
  • Paint Leaves
  • Make a Time Capsule
  • Make Button Art
  • Paint with Watercolors. See our butterfly, dinosaur, leaf and heart watercolor projects.
  • Color in a Coloring Book. See our cut and color book.
  • Make Paper Crafts: Make paper butterflies, paper sailboat, or paper flowers
  • Build a Cardboard Castle
    • Our recycled crafts for kids book has a step-by-step tutorial to make your own cardboard castle. See the book here.
  • Make Tissue Box Monsters
  • Make a Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly. More toilet paper roll crafts: paper roll flower and butterfly, toilet paper roll flowers, toilet paper roll monsters
  • Stamp with Celery: Make celery flowers with the stumps of your celery.
  • Make Chalk Ice
  • Make Puffy Sidewalk Paint
  • Draw a Self Portrait
  • Use Rubber Stamps
  • Do Scrape Painting
  • Paint a Recycled Jar
  • Make Your Own Superhero Costume

ACTIVITIES

  • Build a Fort
  • Have a Pillow Fight
  • Write a Story
  • Make Ice Cream in a Bag
  • Make Homemade Gummy Bears
  • Make Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Have a Movie Day
  • Put on a Fashion Show
  • Bake Cupcakes or Muffins
  • Do Yoga
  • Build an Obstacle Course
  • Make Dinner Together
  • Play with Magnetic Tiles
  • Build Something With Lego: You can even make your own travel lego case!
  • Build a Stack of Cards
  • Put on a Puppet Show
  • Make a Treasure Hunt. This newspaper pirate hat is fun to make with it!
  • Make Your Own Indoor Bowling. Use paper towel rolls as your bowling pins and use a ball to bowl
  • Learn to Draw
  • Put on a Play
  • Make Indoor Hopscotch. Use masking tape to make your own hopscotch on tiles in your own
  • Do a Family Chore Together. See our free printable chore charts.
  • Have a Dance Party
  • Have a Tea Party
  • Play with Water In a Bin With Toys
  • Set up a Play Store. Grab a shopping basket and set up the merchandise. We like this play cash register too!
  • Make a Sock Toss Game. Use mismatched socks and fill them with beans or rice. Then try to see how many you can ‘score’ in a laundry basket.
  • Make Perler Bead Art
  • Write in a Journal
  • Use Dot Markers

GAMES

  • Play Would You Rather
  • Play I Spy. See all of our printable I spy games!
  • Play Simon Says
  • Play Board Games
  • Play Hide and Seek
  • Have an indoor scavenger hunt.
  • Play Bingo
  • Play Card Games
  • Do a Puzzle
  • Play Charades
  • Build Your Own Game
  • Play Freeze Dance
  • Play Hot Potato
  • Play Marbles
  • Play Keep the Balloon Up
  • Play Dominoes
  • Play Hangman
  • Play Tic-Tac-Toe

EDUCATIONAL

  • Read Books
  • Do a Science Project
  • Learn Origami
  • Learn About a New Animal
  • Learn a New Card Game
  • Learn to Sew
  • Learn to Knit
  • Do Brain Teasers
  • Learn a New Language
  • Learn About a Country

Over 100 ideas are included in this indoor activities for kids free printable.

Get the free printable here.

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And for more ideas, see our bookFun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials. This book is bursting with recycled crafts that use things you can find around your home. There are chapters withegg cartons, cardboard, newspaper, popsicle sticks, jars and more!

For more outdoor summer activity ideas, see our Summer Bucket List for Kids.

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