24 fun ideas to entertain little ones indoors
If the weather let’s you down, these fun ideas to entertain little ones, won’t
Let’s face it, the great British summer is often a let-down weather-wise so being prepared ow to entertain little ones indoors is a must.
Here are our top 25 ideas on how to have fun at home.
1. Board games
Board games are a great way to get all the family involved in some indoor fun.
2. Have a bake off
Little ones love to bake so get some simple recipes and get messy in the kitchen.
3. Freeze dance
A classic indoor game. All you need is music, and "freeze" when the music stops, in fun poses or with funny faces.
4. Fashion parade
Let the little ones raid your wardrobe and put on their own fashion show.
5. Reading corner
Cuddle up on the sofa with a blanket and enjoy reading books together.
6. Oldies but classics
Have a couple of games of "Simon Says" or "Follow the Leader."
7. Card games
Grab a pack of cards and teach little ones the simple joys of games such as Rummy, Spit, or Slapjack.
8. Band stand
Work together to make your own instruments and lead a marching band through the house.
9. Movie time
Nothing beats a good old family film, get everyone together for a screening of a classic.
10. Write letters
The old-fashioned way of writing on paper and let friends and relatives living further away what you’ve all been up to.
11. Balloon mania
Blow up some balloons, chuck them in the air, and see if you can all keep them from touching the ground.
12. Fun with Wii Fit
Get some exercise and have fun at the same time with your own console’s keep fit games.
13. Catch the mallow
Make a marshmallow catapult and see who can catch the most in their mouth.
14. Domino run
Invest in some dominos and line them up in a chosen layout and let them fall—little ones will love it
15. Build a city
Dig out all the Lego you own and build a Lego city.
16. Puppet show
Design paper-bag puppets and put on a full blown puppet show.
17. Create a fort
Nothing entertains little ones like turning some bed sheets into their own fort!
18. Creature foam sculptures
Make shaving cream sculptures in the sink.
19. Puzzle time
Take on a difficult puzzle as a family.
20. Flower pot fun
Decorate pinecones, paint flower pots, or make leaf art.
21. Family tea party
Let all family members get dressed up and host a fancy tea party (be sure to invite the dolls and stuffed animals).
22. Activity book marathon
Dig out those activity books that no one has opened in a year and see who can get the most completed.
23. Salt pictures
Spread some salt on the table and have fun creating pictures in it.
24. Indoor camp
Who needs the outdoors, grab the sleeping bags, a tent, board games, and s'mores and set up in the living room.