When you have to keep children in the house for a long time, you may no longer know how to distract them. You probably want to them a little more independent so that parents can fulfill their household obligations or work from home.
It’s sometimes a big parental challenge to stimulate motor skills, imagination or basic learning, especially in the age of omnipresent screens!
But when you offer homemade games and toys, interesting experiences and fun learning, you can be surprised by the enthusiasm of the little ones.
To help you occupy your little monsters, here are 35 very interesting ideas, which require materials that you probably already have at home. No need to go out!
1. A giant racing track
Transform your living room or kitchen into a mega racing circuit! Just form it using some adhesive tape!
2. A mask workshop
You only need a few cardboard plates and straws to open the doors of creativity!
3. A sensory box
Fill a large container with cereals or rice and add objects so the kids can do some digging, filtering, etc. Toddlers will have fun for a long time!
4. A bubble game
Children are always told not to blow their straw at restaurants. But at home in a big bowl, it becomes a super fun scientific experience!
5. A guessing game
Objects, food, different textures ... Hours of fun! Make sure to hide with a big cardboard piece!
6. A scavenger hunt
Make a list of things to spot in your home, for your little detectives!
7. Sort colors with tongs
A good way to stimulate fine motor skills while learning colors.
8. A sensory activity
Spaghetti tinted with food coloring will delight little hands.
9. Gouache or paint in plastic bags
By sticking them in the window, you get moving stained glass!
Find a book or websites that show folding methods and have fun with all the family!
11. Stick puzzles
Make them to surprise them or ask them to create them themselves!
12. Cardboard plane
Once again, the empty toilet paper rolls are very useful!
13. An indoor hopscotch game
Instead of chalk, you can use colored sticky tape!
14. A game of throwing balls
Spice up the game by entering points in the bins. Make them count the points in the end!
15. Mini golf
Vary the levels of difficulty depending of your children's age.
There's so many things to do at home! You can get started on the Easter decorations or bake cookies with the kids!
What are your favourite indoor activities?