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15 Best & Enjoyable Kids’ Activities for a Whoopee Time!

Looking for activities to entertain kids while you are trying to finish your chores?  Kids’ activities will not only combat kids’ boredom, resulting in less grumbling but will also test their minds and muscles, strengthening their bodies and releasing all that pent-up energy.

Check out this list of kids’ activities to keep them engaged while you finish your to-do list! 

7 Indoor Kids’ Activities for a Fun & Cozy Time!  

1. Playmats with a road design

This activity requires very few items. If you already have a playmat with a road design, set it up and find any toy that can be used with it—cars and trucks, figures, planes, etc. 

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Children love to play games that include traveling around the town. If you don’t have a mat, you may buy one on Amazon, or you can use painter’s tape to make your own set of roads on any floor surface. The capacity to have the tape travel up over tiny objects or chairs in numerous directions is the most pleasing thing about a homemade track.

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2. The Rubbing Art

Lay down various tiny materials, like leaves, flat Lego pieces, coins, or buttons, a stack of thin white paper, and crayons for rubbing art.

Demonstrate to your kids how to place a piece of paper over an object and rub it with the side of a crayon until the item appears. Simply removing the paper from the sides of a pile of crayons will keep children occupied for a while.

Watch how to make a leaf-rubbing art here!

3. The Penguin Walk

For this game, you only need a few balloons and make kids stick it between their legs and move around in the room.  Play as a team if you have a lot of youngsters. Once they get used to the game, they can surely make it within a short span of time. This game is fun for kids of every age, and they will enjoy it.

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4. Toilet Paper Funnels

You’re likely to have some empty toilet rolls, paper towel rolls, or tubes lying around from the packaging of fragile things. Tape the scrolls to the wall with adhesive tape, then give your child little items to drop through the tunnels, such as cars, small balls, or dry pasta. Place additional rolls next to one other or aligned to construct a longer tunnel.

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5. Sticky Spider Web

Create a web-like design on a doorway opening with painter’s tape. Give your kids some scrunched-up newspaper to throw at the spidey web and get it to stick. Alternatively, get creative and utilize other lightweight items like balloons. For extra credit, have kids count how many objects stick and how many don’t.

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6. Hunting for Hidden Treasure

Children enjoy looking for concealed items, and this is where the game begins. All you have to do is hide the treasure, which might be chocolate, a box, or any other household item.

Start the game by writing some intriguing hints and hiding them. The ultimate aim of the game is to find the hidden treasure. To accomplish this, they must first locate and decipher each clue. Make the game last long, and prepare many hints and clues for the kids to decipher.

7. Painting the rocks

Try rock painting to add color to your yard or balcony for the forthcoming warm season. Allow your children to get creative with washable paint, paintbrushes, and rocks.

Items like googly eyes, feathers, and pom-poms can be used. Older children can paint words of optimism and leave them for people in their neighborhood to read. It is a fun indoor activity and requires your children to be creative.

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Outdoor Kids’ Activities for Some Open & Fresh Fun!

8. Keep Balloons Above the Ground

Children adore this timeless game. This is a fun outdoor game for the kids in the park or the backyard.

The rules are simple: Launch the balloon into the air while avoiding contact with the ground. Make it more difficult for older children by having them juggle many balloons or tie one hand behind their back. Time them to see how long they can do it for, or have them count how many times they can hit it back and forth. Then, see if they can beat their time or score!

This game is terrific for strengthening arms and improving hand-eye coordination.

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9. Bubble Fun

Blow, chase, and pop bubbles. Bubbles are a favorite among children. If you don’t have any, make your bubble solution with 4 cups of warm water, half a cup of dish soap, and half a cup of sucrose.
Want to make your own bubble wands? Use cookie cutters, apple slicers, spatulas from your kitchen, or twist pipe cleaners into wand forms. Or else, watch this video!

10. Movement Chain

This interactive game requires at least two participants, with the first person doing a specific movement — this could be as easy as leaping two times or as sophisticated as holding a plank for 30 seconds.

The following individual must repeat the last movement before adding another to complete a chain. The next kid will repeat the previous two motions and add their own. Continue in this manner until the chain sequence is broken, at this point, the person who breaks the chain is eliminated.

The winner is the last person standing. Although this game does not have to be played outside, it is usually preferable to play games that require physical activity in an open environment.

11. Locate the Ball

This ball-related pastime will provide hours of entertainment for your children. For this outdoor sport, you’ll need a ping-pong ball or any small ball that won’t be easily seen. You may tell your youngsters to invite their friends.

One player is picked to be the captain, tasked with hiding the ball and returning to the exact location. The others must locate the missing ball.

The captain must shout ‘HOT’ as they draw closer to the ball and ‘COLD’ as they leave. The player who finds the ball is the next to hide it.

12. Ghostly Hide-and-Seek

One of the children will play the role of the ghost and will remain hidden. Give kids some torches if the game is being played at night.

The other players will count numbers to find a hiding place for the ghost. The other youngsters will link arms and walk once the ghost has been safely buried to find prey. The players will chant something to add to the atmosphere. “Starlight, star bright, hope I see a ghost tonight,” or something along those lines would work. This chant indicates that the ghost is about to attack.

The ghost can appear anytime, and it’s a simple game of tagging. The kids must return when they spot the ghost to avoid being tagged. Before they all escape, the ghost must tag someone as the next ghost.

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13.Dig It up All the Way

Bring out the shovels and pails if you can access a garden bed or a grass-free area, and see what your kids can discover.

Are there any stones with unusual shapes or colors? Is there no ground to dig in? For a treasure hunt, get out the sandbox or the handmade sandbox stated above, fill it with rice, and conceal some items in the sand.

14. Get in the Sack

Give each participant a sack. They must remain within the sack while holding the edges. When you say ‘start,’ they must leap forward while keeping the sack close to their waist. The player will be disqualified if he falls below the knees at any point. The kid to reach the end line first is declared the winner of the game.

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15. Chalk it Up

Sidewalk chalk can be used to put up various activities for your children. Make a hopscotch pattern on the ground, then give your kids bean bags or rocks to hop around with. Make a maze of loops, lines, and curves, and see if your children can go through it.

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We hope you have enough ideas to keep your kids busy while you work. These activities will also leave you with healthier, albeit sweaty, kids who will not resist you when it’s time to go to bed. 

Sometimes, participating in these games with your kids is both fun and essential. This gives you quality time and helps you create memories you can cherish forever. So have fun with your kids with these super creative kids’ activities!

Access online educational resources and printable worksheets for kids to help their learning experience and make them smarter.

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Brian Lee
Brian Lee is a writer and parent of 3 spirited children. He loves writing about his parenting experience, the lessons his kids teach him every day and parenting hacks and tricks he’s picked up along the way.