Summer is coming and soon we will be able to enjoy more time outdoors with the kids during lockdown, but for those days that the weather doesn’t cooperate we all need some indoor activities to keep everyone sane! If you are like me, the screen-time limits have been lifted most days but as a responsible parent, I do feel like I have to provide some kind of Screen-Free Indoor Activities.
These fun Screen-Free Indoor Activities for Kids will keep us busy for those days we just need some indoor fun! Time to enjoy the time we have as a family through this crazy time without screens!
Screen-Free Indoor Activities For Kids
24 Creative Indoor Activities For Kids by Simplifying Family – Start planning your summer with this great list of indoor activities for kids. Includes a free printable to keep track of what you decide to do!
My Little Greenhouse – STEM Activity for Kids by Building Our Story – Have your kids create their very own Greenhouse that allows them to watch the life cycle of a flower or plant! An easy STEM Activity for kids that promotes learning and creativity.
Printable Flower Coloring Pages by Just What We Eat – These free printable flower coloring pages are perfect for all ages! They are so cute and are sure to brighten your day!
Bead and Button Pipe Cleaner Bracelets by Glitter on a Dime – Kids will love making cute bracelets with pipe cleaner, beads, and buttons. Plus this activity is great for fine motor skills!
Magic Glitter Activity by ConservaMom – Does your child love the idea of magic? It’s time to let them show off their skills with this fun and simple Magic Glitter activity. Get ready to be wowed and amazed! It’s really fun to see! This is the perfect fun science activity for kids.
How To Make Homemade Playdough by Easy Budget Recipes – This How to Make Homemade Playdough tutorial is so easy that the kids can make it all on their own! This recipe makes 2 pounds of playdough and costs just $2.47 to make!
Indoor Scavenger Hunt For Kids by Crayons & Craving – This free printable indoor scavenger hunt is a fun inside activity where children have to find the items listed around the house. Print it out in your choice of easy or difficult versions.
K’NEX Bracelets by SAHM Reviews – Give your old K’NEX sets new life by creating bracelets using some of the pieces! They’re the geekiest friendship bracelets and your kids will love them!
Tissue Paper Suncatchers by Creative Cynchronicity – These sun catchers are a fun crafty afternoon idea to make with the kids. Grab some tissue paper and wire and create any shape you’d like!
Painting Miniatures by SAHM Reviews – You don’t have to be a Dungeons & Dragons fanatic to paint miniatures. Kids and adults alike may find this detail-oriented hobby a relaxing use of time and creativity.
Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids by Preemie Mom Tips – These Toilet Paper Roll Craft Houses for Kids are beautiful, easy to make, and provide hours of fun! Make houses for your toys, and recycle toilet paper rolls and egg cartons by using materials you have around the house!
10 Free Simple Embroidery Patterns by Swoodson Says – Let kids decorate their bags and make wall decor when they try their hand at stitching. Let them pick from one of these hand embroidery patterns perfect for kids.
Lockdown Handprint Craft by Building Our Story – Create a Lockdown Handprint Keepsake Craft with your family. An easy but perfect way to do some creating with the family and take time to remember where we were during this unprecedented time in our lives.
Washing Dishes Sensory Bin Idea by Toot’s Mom Is Tired – A fun way to keep kids busy with a simple sensory bin. Teach little ones life skills while they play.
DIY Tissue Paper Flowers by Momma Lew – These DIY Tissue Paper Flowers will brighten up your day and keep your kiddos entertained!
Easy Pen and Paper Games For The Family by The London Mother – Disconnect from your devices with these easy pen and paper games which are fun for the whole family. Perfect to play when you’re all stuck at home.
Rainbow Oobleck by The Play Based Mom – Make rainbow oobleck: a feast for the eyes and the senses. This is a taste-safe sensory activity that’s fun for kids from 1-12. Best of all, clean-up is a breeze!
Summer Perler Bead Patterns by Keep Calm and Mommy On – Are you looking for some great indoor fine motor skills activities for kids? These summer perler bead patterns are a great way to keep your kids busy while helping them to develop as well!
101 Fun Questions To Ask Kids To Know Them Better by Mom Hacks 101 – Kids love to be interviewed! It lets them know that you are interested in who they are. These fun questions will really delve into your child’s personality & let them use their imagination.
How To Install Indoor Gymnastics Rings for Toddlers by Blue and Hazel – These indoor gymnastics rings are easy to hang indoors and get used daily by all the kids. This is a great way to get our energy and the place our kids gravitate to when bored!
4 Season Memory Game by This Tiny Blue House – This fun 4 season FREE printable memory game is perfect for kids as young as 2. This season matching game can be scaled for difficulty and is a great screen free activity for kids and parents alike.
How To Make Galaxy Slime by Crayons and Cravings – The kids will love making and playing with this homemade galaxy slime. The dark colors and glitter combine for DIY slime that is truly out of this world!
Mommy and Me Printable Coloring Sheets by High Chair Chronicles – Mommy and me printable coloring pages – color matching pictures and enjoy some relaxing quiet time together. 9 designs to choose from, or print them all!
Perfect Pom Poms by Decor Hint – If you’ve ever wondered how in the heck folks make those full, fluffy, luscious pom poms, then you’ve come to the right place.
168 Charades Ideas for Kids by Katherine Rosman – Charades is a fun way to promote interaction and word association while stuck inside. You can then have some fun trying to act out and guess simple words, and more on to the more complicated words as they get used to how the game works.
Easy Sewing Projects for Kids by Swoodson Says – Sewing is a great way to practice hand eye coordination and creativity! Check out this list of beginner sewing projects by hand and machine that are perfect for kids to get started.
30 Day Physical Activity Challenge For Kids by Paper Heart Family – This 30 Day Physical Activity Challenge for Toddlers is perfect. Your toddler will love winning the printable badges that I have included in this post, and you will love that your toddler is active and gaining gross motor skills.
Drawing Prompts For Kids by The Savvy Sparrow – These drawing prompts are perfect for kids of all ages! When your kids are bored and lacking imagination, this huge list of things to draw for kids will help to spark creativity, AND keep your kids busy.
Free Printable Fruit and Vegetable Count and Color Activity by This Tiny Blue House – This fruit and veggie count and color helps kids as young as 3 master their colors, counting and fruit and veggie vocab. This fun free printable is a great screen free activity to work on basic counting, color and vocab skills.
Rainbow Stained Glass Craft by Building Our Story – Bring a little color and fun indoors this spring with this easy to make Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Kids. The kids will love to get creative with their rainbows and your windows will showcase a beautiful rainbow craft for those perfect spring days!
So many fun screen-free indoor activities for us to try this spring and summer!