Kids have a lot of energy just waiting to explode. Direct this into fun and engaging kids indoor activities: so that they stay happy and productive. This is particularly important today when most families are together in the house all day. The parents still need to work so the kids have to stay busy so the adults can focus. Sometimes everyone can also come together for family time. Below are some ideas for kids indoor activities:
Puzzles and Board Games
Kids can play without running around. They can solve jigsaw puzzles and end up with a masterpiece after hours of painstaking work. Get ones with a thousand pieces or more to really make it challenging. You can also provide them with classic board games or some of the newer ones to keep things fresh. These can enhance their vocabulary, develop their analytical skills, and improve their problem-solving abilities.
Arts and Crafts
Unleash their creative side by providing them with art materials and allowing them to do whatever they want with these. They could draw animals, landscapes, or people. They could color picture books using different techniques. You could also provide them with materials for making DIY bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. They may use clay to make sculptures. They could use small toy bricks to create towering buildings or space ships.
Cooking and Preservation
The kids could also help around the kitchen or have their own projects. For example, you can teach them how to bake cookies, cupcakes, or brownies that they can enjoy when they’re hungry. This is a great chance to make these treats healthier than what you would normally find in stores. Reduce the sugar and introduce ingredients like nuts and dried fruits. Use oats to increase fiber content. You might also get the help of the kids in making jams, peanut butter, pickles, and other preserved items.
Sing and Dance
If your kids love music, then let them sing and dance on special occasions such as birthdays and graduation days. Allow them to celebrate by singing their hearts out or busting their favorite moves. You can even join in if you like the lyrics or the beats. Make these fun family gatherings with karaoke machines and dance offs. You can also take turns in using different musical instruments such as the piano, the guitar, the flute, the harmonica, and so on. Support them if they want to enroll in music lessons.