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Indoor Activiites

1. STORY IN A BAG

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Stories are a POWERFUL tool in connecting and understanding our children. Not to mention, they are fun and interactive.

2. TEN THINGS TO DO WITH A BLOCK

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Depending on the age of your child, a block can be used in so many fun ways! Try one of these ten ideas!

3. HOMEMADE PLAY DOUGH

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Play dough is fun for all ages, even moms love being creative with it! Make the experience more exciting by making your own with your children! They will love playing with it for hours!

4. MAKE YOUR OWN SNOW

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That’s right! Make your own shimmery snow to play with indoors! Click HERE for the recipe & FREE printables for your very own can! :)

5. TURN YOUR OLD UMBRELLA INTO A PARACHUTE 

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This simple DIY umbrella makeover will entertain for hours!

6. SPEECH BUBBLES

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How fun are these?! Help your child make their own and let them use it to express different emotions! {These would also be so cute to use in a photo as a way of announcing something…} ;)

7. CITY AND ROAD RUG

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This has got to be the cutest road rug ever! Follow the tutorial to make your own…or if you are short on time, lay some masking tape on the floor or couch and let them drive their cars around the room!

8. MAKE AND KEEP A VISUAL JOURNAL

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This is a great idea for your older children! Let them express their thoughts and feelings through photos and words cut from magazines. It’s a great chance for them to find their passions and creative sides!

9. THROW AN INDOOR BEACH PARTY

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Take a night and bust through some winter blues with this awesome beach party! Click on the photo for party favors, treats, decor, and more!

10. LEARN HOW TO BE A GOOD FRIEND & DANCE

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Teach your child the importance of being a good friend. Make these bracelets to go along with the lesson and then encourage them to dance a long to this Friendship Song!

11. YOU-AND-ME MOMENTS

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One-on-one time is so important to have with our children. Try these great ideas and create those special moments in your own home!

12. VIDEO INTERVIEWS

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Record your children at the age they are right now. Ask them their likes, their dislikes, their favorite animals, dreams for the future, best friend, and much more! It’s a unique and fun way to see your children grow through the years (and a great way to embarrass them in front of their peers, just kidding of course!) ;)

13. BEGIN A “DEAR DAUGHTER/SON” JOURNAL

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Open a new line of communication with your child with this journal idea!

14. VIDEO PERFORMANCE TREASURE HUNT

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Capture some of those hilarious moments on video with this set-up, video treasure hunt!

15. EIGHT ANTI-BOREDOM KITS

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These anti-bored kits are the perfect little crafts for an afternoon. They include: Paper Fortune Teller, Magic Star Trick, Popsicle Harmonica, have a Bubble Blowing Contest, Magic Potion Magic Trick, Faded Star, Yo-yo Balloons, and Family Dinner Questions!

16. MAKE CONFETTI FIRE CRACKERS

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Any day is worthy of a little party! Make these fun fire crackers and celebrate!!

17. SHAVING PAPER ART & STATIONARY

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Let your child make their own kind of stationary paper with shaving cream and paint!

18. MAGIC WATER MAGIC TRICK

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Impress your kids (and let them impress each other) with this awesome colored water magic trick!

19. MAGIC MONEY TRICKS

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Here’s another way to impress your kids, or rather, test them and see if they can figure out these money puzzles!

20. FAMILY MOTTOS

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Family mottos can be really important in bringing a family together as a team. Gather your family together and ask them what values do they think are important to have as a team and post them for everyone to see and remember.

21. MAGIC TRICK THAT TURNS INTO CHALK

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Making your own chalk is so much fun! It’s a recipe even your children will love!

22. FAMILY DINNER QUESTIONS

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We all know how important it is to have dinner as a family…but spice it up tonight with adding a few of these questions to the table! You’ll be surprised how much you’ll learn about the people you live with every day!

23. FAMILY GAME NIGHT BOARD

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Set aside a few nights a month and play games with your family! This little game board will be so fun to use!

24. CRAYON ART SHOW

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Scribble, cover with black, scrape it off, and create your own magic art!

25. GAMES TO LEARN ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS

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Try these games as you teach your children about the Presidents!

26. WHY WE LOVE YOU

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Tracy your child’s body on a paper and fill it up with reasons why everyone loves them!

27. DREAMY DIY CANOPY TENT

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What kid wouldn’t want one of these? And it’s so easy to make too!

28. VISIT SOMEONE SPECIAL

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National Family Week is coming up in February. Take the time to visit those who need visitors the most!

29. TURN YOUR CHILD’S ART INTO ART ON THE WALL

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Let your child draw, draw, draw! Take those genius pieces and frame them!

30. MEMORY BOX

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This little Memory box is perfect for recording our favorite memories about our children, but it’s also the perfect place for children to record their favorite days, memories, photos, and more!

31. JAR OF SUNSHINE

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Make a Jar of Sunshine with you family for someone in need!

And now it’s your turn…what are some of YOUR favorite activities to do with your children indoors?

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  1. January 7th, 2013 at 8:19 am
    alison says:
    Caley! I love these posts;) Thank you
  2. January 9th, 2013 at 8:57 am
    Tammy says:
    Love these ideas! I have done a few of them, but I see some new ones that I am going to do. The umbrella parachute, awesome upcycle! The visual journal is sure to be a treasure!
    Blessings to you,
    Tammy
  3. June 3rd, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    Mel @ Trailing After God says:
    GREAT ideas! Thank you for the fun busy ideas. *Your link to the ten things to do with a block doesn't link to that page, it links to another page with a list of things to do and the title to the blocks page isn't linked either. Thankfully I clicked on the picture of the blocks and it took me to the right page (also great ideas btw).
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