A large part of my job as a mom involves keeping my kids entertained with an indoor kids activity. Our family routine includes preschool in the morning and the kids color and write in their phonics workbooks. Other times we have a tea party or play out in the yard. Often my kids want to play on our swing set but it’s rainy or cold outside. A simple indoor kids activity can help my kids burn off energy, explore their creativity, or enjoy sibling playtime inside the house without feeling too confined.
When the cold weather arrives and the rain begins to make the sun scarce, our kids start spending more and more time indoors. This is a great time to teach them all kinds of indoor games, make crafts, or play make believe.
My daughters love playing dress up with costumes, setting up kid’s tea parties or pretending to be animals. Imaginative play is one of my favorite things to see my kids doing. My husband and I try to indulge them and play along when we can.
Interactive Outdoor & Indoor Kids Activity
Even though being active isn’t completely out of question, it sometimes feels that way when you are stuck indoors. If you have a basement, you can set up an indoor kids activity with a climbing set like this Lil’ Monkey Climb N Slide Everest. This play set is so easy to pop out quickly and set up for the kids. The kids love to be able to slide down the slide (our littlest 18-month-old loves saying ‘weee’ with a big grin when he goes down) as well as climb up high and feel extra tall, or wiggle and crawl through the various cube frames of the structure.
With many pieces, my husband needed about 30 minutes to put this portable jungle gym together. Once it was all assembled, we learned how easy it is to collapse and fold up to store behind a couch, in a closet, or even under my daughter’s bed! The Lil’ Monkey Climb N Slide play set is a snap to set up each time. Our kids ask us to put it in the front yard when the sun is out, or set it up in the living room when they are inside and want to get up and move.
Lil’ Monkey Play Sets Keep Kids Active
Lil’ Monkey play sets come in a variety of styles for different ages of kids. These portable play sets make it easy to transform your backyard or basement into a playground! Lil’ Monkey jungle gyms are designed for ages 1-8 and help with “Keeping Children Active” as well as improve a child’s strength, motor skills and agility. Lil’ Monkey’s staff of toy experts have over 15 years of experience in developing and manufacturing toys that are safe and durable. If you have active kids, I definitely recommend getting one of these fun kid’s portable jungle gyms especially as an interactive indoor kids activity during the colder months.
Homemade sensory cloud dough is a fun preschool activity!
Crafts are also fun to make a fall or winter day a little more interesting. We like to help our kids create unique projects that they can see displayed for a few days around the house. Our kids also like to make shapes and mold Play-Doh or homemade Cloud Dough as another fun kids’ activity. Regardless of how you engage with your kids, each child is making memories and learning new skills every day.
What is your family’s favorite indoor kids activity?
Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three kids and a Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.