We get that playing the same games and doing the same activities over and over, not seeing their friends or teachers can get boring for kids– so we’re here to help! We’ve scoured the web and created this list of fun, awesome, unique indoor kids and family activities to help combat boredom and stay entertained! Below you’ll find our top indoor suggestions for activities ranging from virtual field trips, to arts and crafts, to games, along with other fun ideas!
Go Wild (but stay inside)!
Instead of just hanging out around the house, why not have a virtual hangout with animals?
1. Virtually Visit the San Diego Zoo From Your House!
3. Take a Trip Under the Sea!
LEARNING IS COOL!
Educational material that is also fun!
4. GET READ TO BY AN ASTRONAUT!
5. Cool Science Experiments!
Kid-approved scientist Bill Nye shares his favorite fun at-home science experiments. And moms don’t worry, what’s great about these experiments is that everything you need is probably around the house!
6. Get Drawing Lessons With the Creator of Captain Underpants!
Museums with Free Digital Entry!
Take a museum field trip thru your screen!
7. The British Museum
Known as the “museum of the world”, the British Museum lets you discover history and cultures from all walks of life! Choose from exhibits like the Egyptians, animals, art, and more! So get your most fav socks on and get ready to take a trip back in time on this virtual field trip!
8. The Louvre
9. The Smithsonian National History Museum
This giant museum complex based in Washington DC has opened their virtual doors for all to see! With so many exhibits to choose from, the hardest decision is where to start! Tour the Butterfly Pavilion, dinosaur exhibit, or the African elephant exhibit– the possibilities for discovery and exploration are endless!
Pssssst– no trip to the museum would be complete without a visit to the dinosaur exhibit! Wear our T-Rex and Triceratops Pals on your virtual field trip! We also sell Pals in the Smithsonian gift shop 😛
Arts and Crafts Activities
For when it’s time to hit pause on screen time. No computers, phones, or tablets needed– just your imagination and creativity!
10. Rock Painting
Have you heard about Rock Painting (part of the Kindness Rocks Project?) We could all use a little positivity and more colors right now. Collect rocks from your backyard, nature walk and around your neighborhood. Use your imagination to create your own creatures and designs, or paint messages spreading happiness and hope! These kindness rocks were created by one of our fans and they are adorable.
11. Create Some Useful Yet Wacky Tissue Box Monsters
With allergy season, we’re sure you have plenty of tissue boxes laying around the house. Put them to good use and let your imagination guide you when creating your very own tissue box monster! Who wouldn’t want a funk(tional) and funny tissue box during these times?
12. Make a Funny Face Flip Book!
13. The Famous Artist Challenge
14. Color a Giant Coloring Poster As a Family, Together!
15. Create Your Own Comic Book!
Indoor Activities You Can Do Yourself
Bring your creativity and watch as the fun unfolds!
16. Easy DIY Kids Indoor Racetrack
17. Indoor Camping
All the fun of camping right in your living room! Get creative as you prepare to embark on your indoor camping adventure. Grab some flashlights, play some nature sounds and get ready for a fun night in the great indoors!
18. A Totally Safe and Totally Awesome Low Stakes Laser Maze!
Using string or crepe paper, create your own laser maze by taping the string/paper along the walls of a hallway and have fun trying to navigate your way through it! No body parts will be cut off or any alarms sounded is an added bonus.
19. Turn Your House Into the Site For a Good ‘Ol Treasure Hunt
This does require set up and planning from the parental units. But if you have time and creativity, you can create a treasure hunt using a map with clues and hide objects around the house. Watch as your kids run around trying to find the missing treasure and find all the clues along the way!
Cool and Wacky Toys and Games
For when you need a break from your screen– goods times guaranteed!
20. The Boredom Box, $40
21. Vote For Women Puzzle, $16.99
This 64 piece puzzle shows off all the awesome, brave women who contributed towards the women’s rights movement. Learn about the different women who helped secure the women’s right to vote as you put this puzzle together!
22. Fun Colorful Blocks, $26.95
23. Beagle or Bagel, $12.99
Videos and music that make you feel good and get you moving!
25. Cosmic Yoga Via YouTube
27. Say Goodnight With Dolly Parton!
Country singer, icon, amazing human being Dolly Parton is creating a welcomed distraction for kids with her new weekly series and aptly named “Goodnight with Dolly”. Over the course of ten weeks, she will read different children’s books in hope of lifting spirits and spreading happiness!
28. Staying Pawsitive at Home
Help Us Feed Kids In Crisis!
We hope you found oodles of amazing ideas to keep the kiddies entertained! Please remember to support us with helping those in need through our fundraiser. Use code PALSHELPS when checking out to help!