Creative Indoor Activities For The Kids

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If you are a mom you will understand how important is to keep the kids busy and entertained at the same time.

Now that the kids are at home 24/7 is even more important to find something for them to do. You may know that kids may lose interest in things very fast, so it’s important to find what they really like and make variations to the same task to still keep the kids interested.

My daughter likes to stay in the kitchen with me while I’m cooking, sometimes she begs to help me. Honestly, I don’t like it much; it takes me more time and I end up losing my focus on what I really have to do.

This post was made possible thanks to my friends at  Voortman Bakery. I was provided the products to facilitate this review

But knowing that time is on our side, I can let her do as much as she wants with products or objects we already have at home. (remember we are in times of Social Distancing and #StayHomeSaveLives).

So, let’s keep the kids busy with what we have at home, Let’s have fun with these creative indoor activities for the kids:

Cookie Decorating

I have a very sweet tooth (yes, I’m guilty as charged) so I stock up on my favorite Voortman Bakery wafer cookies. Used some melted colored chocolate and sprinkles, lots of them.

The kid can have all their time decorating and you can cook or clean or work knowing that they are having a good time.

Or you can have them help to make some delicious cookie parfaits for dessert.

Creative Indoor Activities For The Kids

Laundry Basketball 

If your kids are bonkers for basketball, you can empty out a laundry basket and take turns tossing a Nerf ball into the basket, backing up two steps each time you score. See who can shoot from the farthest distance!

Potato Pass 

Kids waddle their way toward a bucket or bowl – with a potato between their knees – and see who can drop it in first in this half-baked indoor game! Make it tricky by placing the bucket in another room, forcing turns or steps along the way.

A Fun Sensory Bin

This can be as creative as your kids want. You will need:

  • One small or medium plastic clear container
  • Rice
  • Vinegar
  • One Ziploc bag
  • Food Coloring (color of your choice) or icing Gel to dye your rice 
  • small toys to complement the theme of your bin (princess, cars, bugs, ext.)
Creative Indoor Activities For The Kids

Start by dyeing the rice, for this you will need 1/2 tsp of vinegar for every cup of rice you are going to use. Then add your food coloring or icing gel of your favorite color and shake in a Ziploc bag until your rice is colored to your liking. Let it completely dry before use otherwise your little one’s hand may get some dye too. After fully dry let your kids decorate the bin with the toys of their choice and off to play. 

Make homemade play-dough.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 TBS vegetable oil
  • food coloring

Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a medium saucepan. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring. Continue stirring until the mixture is much thicker and begins to gather around the spoon. Once the dough is not wet, remove it and put it onto wax paper or a plate to cool. After cooling (30 minutes) knead playdough for a few seconds. PLAY! Store in an airtight container in the fridge

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Bowling

Yes, bowling but with empty bottles or soda cans. hahaha …

Make sure the cans are rinsed and fully dry, you can use a little bit of sand, rice, or lentils to bring some weight to the bottle or can and make the game a little bit more challenging.

At these challenging times, we have to make the best out of any situation, keep the family close and try to cover every end at need it.

We, moms, can do this!

Creative Indoor Activities For The Kids

18 thoughts on “Creative Indoor Activities For The Kids”

  1. How delicious the cookies look !!! And interesting classes will now have something to do in the cold !! I also want to share what they will do with the child, it’s just that my son really loves to draw and paint, then finding a site with good coloring pages is a good way out! https://meowcoloring.com/en/ here I am sharing !!

  2. Great ideas, the cookies look delicious #alittlebitofeverything@_karendenbid199@gmail is

  3. I just love the cookies your daughter made the fruit was the perfect choice for decorating she makes a great looking Easter rabbit we will be doing this later today Thanks and Happy Easter to you and your family

  4. Happy Easter 🐇 to all that celebrates ,we will definitely be enjoying all your fun indoor activities thank you for sharing

  5. We are going to make the homemade play-dough never knew you can make this so easy thanks for your great ideas saw your blog on Twitter I really enjoy your website

  6. I was just shopping for some Easter treats after I saw your post I had to buy some cookies will be decorating with my daughter tomorrow morning

  7. You have some good ways to keep the kiddos busy at home the activities look fun and the Voortman cookies look delicious

  8. Your daughter looks so happy with her cookies that she decorated love this post 😍

  9. The cookies look good we will have to pick some up and will be doing the indoor bowling Have a Happy Easter

  10. I have written a similar post#alottlebitogeberything@_karemdennis

  11. That’s so adorable 😍 your little one want to help you in the kitchen I just read your post for cookie parfaits that will make a great dessert for Easter thanks for sharing and love that you remind everyone staying home saves life’s

  12. Thanks for sharing this because this will help making staying home more fun the Voortman cookies looks yummy 😋 will have my children try this the best part is it’s a simple way to keep the kids entertained

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