Right now, everyone is in need of indoor activities for kids that scream SIMPLE. It’s one thing if you have time to prep and shop, but in most cases, that just isn’t possible. So how do you keep the kids occupied without a ton of effort? These must-try activities for kids at home rely on just a few common household supplies.


Best Indoor Kids Activities

When situations arise like a pandemic, snowy or rainy days, some other major event, or even a too-hot or too-cold day, you may find extra time on your hands at home! We’re here to help.

Many schools are also canceled this week, so I want to share some big-time fun indoor activities for when you aren’t fitting in schoolwork or if you have multiple age groups home and you need to keep the younger kiddos busy while the older kids work on lessons.

These kids’ activities are great for a wide range of ages. There are indoor activity ideas for toddlers and preschoolers to teens. Your kids will never be bored again!

Start with simple indoor fun!

  • Set up an obstacle course around the house with couch cushions.
  • Movie under a fort with pillows and blankets and popcorn, of course! 
  • Turn on a dance party with your favorite playlist of music.
  • Decorate cupcakes (I always keep a box mix and frosting on hand).
  • Play laundry basket basketball with rolled-up socks.
  • Clear off the table and play board games.
  • Listen to a good book while you curl up under a blanket (or do a read aloud).

What Supplies Do You Need?

Here’s a quick checklist of supplies that would be great to have on hand for some of these indoor activities. I bet you have most of these supplies in your house already. There are even fun, FREE printables included too!

Our website is filled with free and easy-to-use activities for kids. Search a theme, season, or holiday and see what you can find. Use the search box or main menu to find popular topics. Stop by our SHOP for extra special printable activity packs!

  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Cornstarch
  • Craft Sticks
  • Rubberbands
  • Marshmallows
  • Toothpicks
  • Balloons
  • Small Plastic Toys (Dinosaurs)
  • Paper plates
  • Shaving Cream
  • Flour Oil
  • Food Coloring
  • Cookie Cutters
  • LEGO Bricks
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Glue
  • Salt
  • Tape

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Fun Indoor Activities For Kids

Whatever your kids are interested in, we have you covered for great ways to play and learn through art, STEM, sensory play, building ideas, and more!

Art & Crafts

Having the right supplies and having “doable” art activities can stop you in your tracks, even if you love being creative. That’s why the activities below include a variety of fun and simple projects for kids to enjoy!

Check out our famous artists for kids’ projects for even more ideas!


Paper Projects

Everyone has paper lying around and here are some and fun easy ideas for paper crafts and STEM projects!


LEGO Challenges

Printable LEGO task cards with tons of fun themes. Your kids will never be bored again! Even better these LEGO building ideas use basic bricks.

LEGO Challenge Calendar

STEM Challenges

Test out those design and engineering skills with a few simple materials. Each challenge has a design question, a list of everyday supplies you can use and an optional time limit to complete it. Great for small groups! We love easy and fun STEM activities for kids! 


Indoor Games

Below you’ll find many free printable resources to make your indoor day the best day ever!

Printable 100 Indoor Activities Checklist

Print, and hang this 100 indoor activities checklist somewhere you won’t forget! This is a fantastic reminder to try something new today.


Printable Kids Activity Pack

Want all the instructions for our 14-day challenge 👆 in one convenient place? Dive into hands-on play and learning with this easy-to-follow activity guide featuring fantastic projects plus bonus activities.

Included with each activity, you’ll find step-by-step instructions, a materials list, and photos!

  • Perfect for kids of multiple ages (ages 5-12)
  • Use it in the classroom, at home, or with groups.
  • Easy-to-source supplies make these activities budget-friendly
  • simple to follow instructions with images


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