When the weather turns sour and you’ve run out of things to do, it’s easy for kids to get restless. Kids of all ages start to go a little crazy when they’ve been inside for too long. And we all know that no one is having fun when the kids are in a bad mood. Thankfully, you haven’t run out of activities just yet! Beelieve Academy is here to share a list of fun and engaging things to do with your kids when you’re all stuck indoors.
Many kid-friendly activities double as educational opportunities. Whether you decide to bake a cake in the kitchen or collect rocks in the backyard, talk to your kids about the science behind what you’re doing.
If you’re not opposed to spending some time in the rain, look for educational opportunities in the backyard.
Bake with your kids and talk about various STEM topics, like units of measurement and structural principles.
Play your favorite board games. These are great for promoting collaboration and encouraging language development.
Grow some herbs on the windowsill and teach your kids how plants work.
Even if you’re trying to limit screen time, technology can offer plenty of opportunities to get your kids thinking—and moving—when they’re stuck indoors.
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Download some educational iPad apps to entertain your kids while secretly educating them.
Search for kid-friendly exercise videos on YouTube.
Use an online database to reconnect with your former classmates. Invite them over to catch up while your kids play together.
Allow your older kids to play video games online. This is great for building their social skills!
If you’d like some help around the house, get your kids to burn off some of their energy by lending a hand with household chores.
Turn your chores into fun games and have your children compete for prizes.
Use chores to teach your kids responsibility and how to take care of themselves.
Make sure that your kids only use carcinogen-free cleaners when required.
Make a chore chart for your kids and include age-appropriate chores for kids of different ages.
Keeping your kids entertained indoors doesn’t have to be an impossible challenge. There are countless ideas online that can offer inspiration. From finding educational opportunities in your backyard to pulling out the iPad games so you can get some work done, you’ll never run out of ways to keep your kids engaged on a rainy day.
Alice Roberston created Tidy Home as a place to share great cleaning and organization advice that she has honed over the years. Alice loves helping others and knows that having a clean, organized home can do wonders for stress and mental health.