Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Now that the weather is turning cooler in some places and rainier in others, it can be a real challenge to find something fun for your kids to do indoors. How will you keep your kids busy indoors?
But get used to it. Because snow will come soon enough and if you don’t want those kids of yours making you crazy, you’ll have to use a little creativity in order to give them some fun indoor activities to keep them busy. Here are a few suggestions for you.
Make a box slide for your stairs
If you have a two-story home, you can turn your stairs into a slide with a large cardboard box. It’s best to get a box from a large appliance, like a refrigerator. You can ask your local appliance store if they have any in the storage room. Then cut it to fit and let the fun begin! A word to the wise…leave a small gap on one side of the stairs so your kids can get up the stairs to ride the slide again and again.
Craft something together
There are tons of cool things you can make using stuff you have lying around the house. Old bottles can become vases. Cigar boxes can become jewelry boxes. You can even start making ornaments to give to relatives for the holidays. It’s a great way to upcycle and have some fun together.
Bake a treat
Nothing gets kids more excited than the promise of food. Especially cakes, pies and other treats. Get the kids involved in helping and it will make time really fly by. If they’re too little, have them add sprinkles or something simple so they still feel like they’re helpful.
Create an obstacle course
When kids are trapped inside, it’s easy for them to whine about being bored. They have energy and it needs to be run off. So let them do it inside. Craft them a safe obstacle course and let them go wild.
Blocks, Lego sets and even couch forts are all great things to build together. You can have a contest to see who can build the best or work on one big project together. It will help you bond and pass the time stuck inside.
Make a haunted house
Kids love holidays and one thing they love is getting into the decorations. Let them decorate the hallway upstairs or the guest bedroom in your home with Halloween decorations. Then pretend to be terrified when you check out their work. This can also work with other holidays, like making a Christmas village for example. The possibilities are endless.