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Boredom Busters – 20 Indoor Activities for Kids

When kids have to spend too much time indoors, they get a little stir crazy. The whining and cranky behavior kicks it up a few notches. To help save your sanity, and their’s, here are 20 great ideas for indoor activities for to kids of all ages.

Boredom Busters - 20 Indoor Activities for Kids

Baking Soda Vinegar science experiment

This version is on a smaller scale to eliminate any large explosions at home. My kids absolutely LOVED this one for years. Add a bit of food coloring to make it even more fun.

Cardboard Box Craft Ideas

Finding fun activities for them that exercise their imagination is easy when cardboard boxes are available. Cardboard box crafts can be made with small, medium and large boxes from the pantry, basement or grocery store.

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Boredom Busters - 20 Indoor Activities for Kids


 If you can trace, cut, and glue, I’m confident you can make this cute unicorn banner for your wall. ? Since there is no sewing, this unicorn banner is a fun and easy project to make with your kids. Grab some felt, scissors, and your free printable pattern and get started!

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Create an Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Indoor scavenger hunt games are a fun way to enjoy some indoor fun – perfect for a rainy day! Here are a few ideas for creating your own games along with links to some free printable games.

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Boredom Busters - 20 Indoor Activities for Kids

Rock Painting Woodland Animals

Some of my favorite painted rocks from last year are these adorable and very easy to paint woodland animals.  In all honesty, they are the reason I first fell in love with rock painting. I quickly discovered how amazing it was to paint on nature’s own canvas?

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Letter & Number Recognition Fishing Activity

I love this letter & number recognition activity because it is part craft, part game, and all learning fun! And what kid doesn’t like to fish?

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Boredom Busters - 20 Indoor Activities for Kids

Here’s a cute little snail craft you can make with your little one with just a few simple supplies. Bonus: I also have a free printable to help you out!

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Teach the Kids to Crochet

This simple, how-to guide is the only guide you’ll need for a beginner to start a crochet project.


I made two different versions of the game! One version is a traditional 5×5 grid with 25 different mermaid and undersea images, and the other version is a smaller preschool bingo with mermaids.

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Printmaking with Legos

Printmaking is one of my favorite processes with kids because its just so simple and fun.  Since Lego’s come in so many shapes and sizes they lend themselves perfectly to printmaking!  This Lego craft is a natural   Prep work is slim since all you have to do is head over to the Lego bin and grab some black paint!

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DIY Personalized Name Crayons

If you have kids you have crayons.  And if you have crayons you inevitably have broken bits of crayons in a pot somewhere.  This tutorial will show you how to easily upcycle those discarded broken crayons into personalised name crayons that you’ll feel proud to give as gifts. 

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Young children will love this simple sheep craft that uses cupcake liners, cotton balls, Easter grass, and some basic craft supplies. This activity is perfect for spring, and the end result is a cute and fluffy farm animal. It is also a great activity for Shaun the Sheep fans!

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Paper Craft: Unicorn Notebook

It’s not surprising that so many of us love unicorns. If you adore unicorns as much as I do, you will love making this fun Paper Craft- Unicorn Notebook. This notebook is so magical and really easy to make. Don’t wait anymore, make one (or two) today!

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Make a fun T-shirt Bag

Before you give away those old tshirts or turn them into rags, consider making a no sew tshirt bag instead!

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germ blow painting art

This germ blow painting art is perfect for preschoolers when learning about sickness, the human body, and the immune system.

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Create a fun duck pond sensory bin

Kids can scoop up pretend food and to feed their little duckies. It’s so cute! This activity also provides a nice way for older kids to get involved with playing with their younger siblings.


These coffee filters flowers are so delicate and beautiful you won’t believe they started as plain old coffee filters.  Other coffee filter crafts are perfect for gift giving or setting the perfect table with these dreamy blooms!  

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Boredom Busters - 20 Indoor Activities for Kids

Free Disney Color By Number Printables

You can use these Disney color by number worksheets to work on number identification, color recognition, fine motor skills and more!

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Indoor scavenger hunts are a great boredom buster and indoor activity for kids on rainy days. It’s a great way to burn off energy while hunting around the house for items on the list. Use this free indoor scavenger hunt printable to get the kids moving, learning and having fun. 

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Boredom Busters - 20 Indoor Activities for Kids


Salt painting is a really fun activity to do with the kiddos without a ton of supplies or expense. This activity is super easy but provides a ton of fun for children.

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I hope your family stays happy and healthy and enjoy these indoor activities for kids.

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  1. Great ideas for indoor activities for kids! I will be doing some of them with my kids over the coming weeks. I think they will really enjoy the indoor scavenger hunt.

  2. Melissa says:

    great post.
    also roses are my favorite flower. ( i don’t see a place to post comment on giveaway post?)

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