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Indoor Activities for Kids

Indoor Activities for Kids are a must for times when you need to hunker down at home. Whether it’s raining outside, or you’re under Shelter-In orders during a pandemic, we have ideas that are sure to keep those kids happy and busy.

Little girls sitting at a table cutting tape with small scissors

We are all looking for ways to not go crazy when the kids aren’t in school. One way we have found is to look for easy ideas online and around your house.

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Here are our tops picks for Indoor Activities for Kids

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Online Activities for Kids

Scholastic Learning at Home projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Disney Imagineering Box on Khan Academy provides lessons on how famous Disney attractions are built and how to create them yourself.

Audible Stories for Kids. Kids can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Stop Motion Camp are easy lessons on how to create your own stop motion video. It’s taught by Trisha Zemp who is a professional stop motion artist. My girls have taken this class and LOVED it. I keep hearing them say, “that’s stop motion.” It’s fun to hear them calling it out.

Science Experiments and Activities from posts on our site. These science activities are simple and fun. You can put them together in a few minutes with simple materials.

Mo Willems Doodle Lunch Mo Willems is one of our family’s favorite authors and artists. He is doing a live Lunch Doodle video every day at 1 pm.

Art For Kids Hub is a family favorite around here. My kids love drawing and learning simple tips and tricks has been great for them.

Kinder Art offers art lessons for grades PreK – 8th grade. Free and fee-based lessons available online.

Online Craft Classes Kids can choose from a variety of classes from sewing to hand lettering and more.

McHarper Manor has free daily live art & craft tutorials.

Wild, Free & Crafty has free art lessons online.

Kids’ Young Chefs Club from American Test Kitchen has activities, recipes, and quizzes. You can even purchase a monthly box for more fun.

ABCMouse, ReadingIQ, and Adventure Academy are great resources too keep the kids busy and learning. My kids love learning using these platforms.

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Coloring and Activity Books

The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things to Do

Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

Paint By Stickers Kids Unicorns & Magic

Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids

Kawaii Origami

Little girl looking at Ipad

TV & Movies

Amazon is offering kids shows available for free, even to non-susbcribers of its Prime Video streaming service.

Netflix offers a 30-day free trial

Apple TV+  You can get a free year of the streaming service with purchase of a new Apple device, or a 7-day free trial

VidAngel– The family-friendly American service is now available for free until March 30 (it’s usually $10)

Disney+ Disney’s streaming service offers a 7-day free trial. Delta also offered a long trial for Skymiles members, so check your email.

PBS Kids is also extending its free trial from one week to 30 days, after which it costs $4.99/month.

Living Scriptures has your first 2 months free right now + the 3rd month for $0.99. This is a streaming service with family friendly tv.

Book of Mormon Scripture Videos

Bible Scripture Videos

little girl coloring on a piece of white paper

Kid Friendly Crafting Supplies

Super Light Air Dry Clay –24 Colors

Rainbow Rubber Bands Bracelet Making Kit

Jumbo Craft Bucket

Pony Bead Bracelet Making Kit

Pipe Cleaners

PomPoms

Washi Tape

Paper

Glue sticks

Foam Sheets

White School Glue

Markers

Colored Pencils

Crayons

Craft Rolls

Feathers

Google Eyes

Yarn

Craft Sticks

Watercolors

Do-A-Dot Markers

 

fairy garden with a green, pink and purple fairies

Use Your Imagination

Ice Cream Sensory Play

Ice Cream Sensory Play

Build a Blanket Fort

Blanket fort built in a living room

DIY Spy Kit and Fingerprint Craft

DIY Spy Kit

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