10 Indoor Activities to Keep Kids Entertained

Kid with crayons

School’s out, parents are working from home, and the whole family is feeling restless, especially the kids. Now what? Try these 10 fun indoor activities to keep your children entertained. From pillow forts to exploring Mars, there are plenty of ways to avoid cabin fever!

Plan a Treasure Hunt

Two boys running

If you’re looking for something fun to get the kids excited, try setting up a treasure hunt. Create or print out clues and distribute them so that one clue leads to the next. Be sure to place a treasure — which could be a toy or a snack — at the final destination. So, what are you waiting for? Hand the first clue to your children and get out of the way!

Record Funny Videos

Woman taking picture with phone

Creating silly videos can easily spread smiles and laughter! While you’re all hanging out inside, take some time to direct and film funny videos, including trendy TikToks.

Bake Together

Chocolate chip cookies, indoor activities

Hello, cookies, brownies, and mini cherry pies! Not only is baking fun, but it’s also an educational lesson for measuring and ingredient-mixing. There are so many possibilities, and the best part is the reward at the end!

Train the Dog

Puppy and boy outside

If the family dog doesn’t know how to sit or give paw, now is the perfect time to train him or her. Try focusing on a one-hour training session each day. Don’t forget the treats!

Explore Mars

Surface of Mars

Want to go on an out-of-this-world adventure? Explore the surface of Mars with this digital 360° camera! Recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover, experience the real surface of another planet.

Create Crafts

Crayons in cup

There’s nothing a little construction paper and crayons can’t fix! From colorful drawings to soaring paper airplanes, let their imaginations run wild!

Write a Letter

Writing a letter, indoor activities

Introduce your kids to snail mail. By writing a letter to their grandparents or their favorite aunt and uncle, they can practice their penmanship while expressing their care to loved ones.

Build an indoor Obstacle Course

Kids on bed having a pillow fight

Your living room is about to become so much more fun! Grab the couch cushions, every pillow you can find, and some old toys to set up the coolest little obstacle course. Just be sure to lay down a few safety rules for your little ones to follow.

Make a Fort

Child's bedroom

Blankets, and cushions, and chairs, oh my! Let your children’s imaginations run wild as they build the perfect hideaway. It’s an exciting way to keep them engaged in an adventure.

Have a Movie Marathon

With a variety of streaming services to choose from, there are plenty of movies to be watched! From Netflix to Disney+, it won’t be difficult to get them to veg out in front of the TV.

Do you have any fun indoor activities for kids to share? Leave a comment below! And don’t forget to check out our collection of kids’ toys and crafts to keep your little ones happy and occupied!

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