Although most parents want to get their kids outside, sometimes the weather makes indoor play necessary. We all know however, that kids can get pretty wiggly indoors. Here are some great Indoor Activity Ideas to Keep Kids Busy and get the wiggles out!
Indoor Activity Ideas to Keep Kids Busy
The Spring weather is here and you may have the option of getting kids outside for some fresh air and play time during these school shutdowns…and bikes, skateboards, scooters and electric rides are the perfect solution for kids with some energy to burn.
However, there are days that are going to keep the kids indoors. Although I’ve got some great screen free activities you can do here, Razor ,the fantastic scooter manufacture, has sent over some fun and energy burning ideas for your kiddos perfect for indoor play.
Read on to check out some great ideas to get the wiggles out while kids are indoors best of all these ideas can be played outside as well!
Get kids of all ages to unplug, get up, and MOVE, even inside, with ideas like:
Keep kids active indoors
- Simon Says – This classic game gets an indoor twist with commands like “Simon says hop to your pillow and back,” “Simon Says run up the stairs and back,” and “Simon Says bring me a spoon”
- Dance Party – Nothing gets kids going like a dance party! Pick a favorite playlist and crank up the jams! Learn a new move on YouTube or try a round of freeze dance, pausing your music and holding statue-still til it starts up again (Alexa is a great freeze dance partner!)
- Tape Shapes – Clear some space on a non-carpeted floor and use painter’s tape to make large triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles on the floor. Assign each child a starting space, then call moves like “crab walk to the circle,” “crawl to the square,” or “jump backwards to the rectangle.”
- Balloon Ball – Blow up some balloons, toss a sheet over two chairs to make a “net”, and serve up a round of indoor balloon volleyball – just don’t let that balloon touch the floor!
- Laundry Basketball – If your kids are bonkers for basketball, empty out a laundry basket and take turns tossing a Nerf ball into the basket, backing up two steps each time you score. See who can shoot from the farthest distance!
More Ideas to get the wiggles out
- Soda Bottle Bowling – Dig some empty soda or water bottles out of the recycling and set up an indoor bowling alley in your hallway. Roll a soft ball toward your targets and see who can knock down the most “pins” and reset them the fastest.
- Long Jump – Using painter’s tape, lay six 2-foot strips, each about a foot apart. Assign a starting spot and see who can jump the farthest!
- Potato Pass – Kids waddle their way toward a bucket or bowl – with a potato between their knees – and see who can drop it in first in this half-baked indoor game! Make it tricky by placing the bucket in another room, forcing turns or steps along the way.
- Be My Mirror – Pair up your kids and assign a starter to make a series of moves while their partner tries to mirror what they’re doing. Get through the series and switch roles – miss one and begin again!
- Hula Hoop Marathon – Grab a hoop and set the timer to see who can last the longest. Expert “hoopers” can try swiveling their hula hoops on their necks, arms, and ankles.
Just because they are playing inside doesn’t mean they have to be couch potatoes. Get creative and your kids will follow suit. And these can all be played outside as well!