Are you looking for fun indoor activities for kids? With it being colder outside and snow finally falling, many children are already complaining of boredom. While it may be tempting to have them play video games or watch TV, it is far better for their development to have interactive play, such as art projects or even play with non-electronic toys. Actually, the American Academy of Pediatrics discourages more than two hours of game time a day since it can lead to health issues.
While we may think children only want to be in front of screens, they love to play, especially when they do fun crafts or activities with their parents. As someone who used to be a special education teacher, I love researching various indoor activities for kids. Many fantastic toys are on the market, and free craft projects are online, allowing parents to find the right activity for their child’s needs.
Below are some of our absolute favorite indoor activities for kids. These educational toys and craft activities are perfect for various ages. Best of all, they are relatively inexpensive, allowing you to keep your kids busy without breaking the bank!
Indoor Activities for Kids: Toys
PLAYMOBIL Color with Crayola Dressing Room
When it comes to indoor activities for kids, nothing is more traditional and fun for kids than drawing. This is why, after 45 years, I am excited to see the PLAYMOBIL Color series make a comeback! This collaboration with Crayola allows kids to use their creativity and fine motor skills to draw on various toys using washable markers. In this fashion set, little girls can use washable markers to make their fashion dreams come true by drawing on the white dresses and skirts. Since the markers wash off easily, kids can have fun creating fashionable clothes for figures.
The PLAYMOBIL Color Dressing Room set comes with:
- 1 female figure
- 3 markers
- 1 sponge
- 2 shelves
- 1 hanging cabinet
- 1 sign
- 3 hangers
- 1 stool
- 2 mannequins
- 3 dresses
- 2 stands
- 4 wigs
- 1 vest
- 2 hats
- 1 skirt
PLAYMOBIL Color with Crayola: Hot Rod
If there is one thing little boys love, it is fast cars! While all children love indoor crafts, playing with cars is a time-honored indoor activity for kids. One of the cutest car sets I have seen in years is the PLAYMOBIL Color Hot Rod set. This adorable set, part of the Crayola collaboration with Playmobil, allows kids to create the coolest car ever by drawing their unique designs with washable markers. Since it can easily be cleaned with water, the fun is truly never-ending, allowing kids to race with their unique hot rod!
The PLAYMOBIL Color Hot Rod comes with the following items:
- 1 Man Figure
- 3 Markers
- 1 Sponge
- 4 Tires
- 1 Helmet
Indoor Activities for Kids: Craft Projects
With many kids dreaming of warmer weather while stuck indoors, it isn’t too shocking that they are thinking of little friends who live outside. As someone who loves snails (and has pet snails), I find winter is the perfect time to start mixing science activities and crafts that look like cute creatures that live outdoors. It is also easy to teach about snails with supplies in your house, making it the perfect indoor activity for kids! To see our full list of snail craft activities, click on the image below!
Is there anything much more magical than fairies? They are in many childhood stories and movies, and children of all ages love them. I have always found that activities revolving around fairies are a massive kit with kids, especially if they make wands, wings, and other adorable crafts that can be used in imaginative play. Below, you will find 25 of the most adorable fairy craft projects by clicking on the image below.
Do you have a child who loves unicorns? I will freely admit I don’t think any of us ever outgrow unicorns, making them some of the best indoor activities for kids. Below are 25 of the best Unicorn projects we have found online. Just click on the picture below to be taken directly to our list of adorable unicorn projects for kids of all ages!
Other Cool Indoor Activities for Kids
Would you like to see more adorable craft projects or hands-on toys? Make sure to check out our complete list of kids’ toys featuring PLAYMOBIL, Calico Critters, and more! Who knew finding indoor activities for kids this winter could be so easy?