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Chilly winter weather giving your kid a serious case of the fidgets? Racking your brain for something to do as you're watching him running around in circles? Read on for ten indoor games to keep your little energizer bunny busy and happy when it's just too cold or stormy to play outside.
Impromptu Limbo Party
Masking Tape Recess
Life-Sized Board Game
Arts and Crafts
There’s no activity more tried and true for a day indoors than good ol’ arts and crafts. Crafts give a chance for kids to tap into their creativity and express their individuality, but between school, soccer practice, and piano lessons, you may not normally have enough hours in the day to fit them in. Take advantage of the downtime and browse our Activities page for thousands of craft ideas, from a cut-and-tear collage to egg carton goggles.
Think you need a laboratory to do cool science experiments? Think again! Check out our collection of fun-packed science projects that are sure to keep cabin fever at bay. Grab yesterday’s newspaper to learn how stripes help zebras survive in the savanna, play archaeologist and make your own fossil, or dip into aerodynamics by testing different paper airplane models. These activities are more than busywork—they’re fun, hands-on ways to get your child interested in science!
Bake Up a Storm
Even the best behaved kid tends to get a bit antsy when trapped inside all day. Drop the TV remote and get creative with the stuff you have lying around the house to help your child shake off those ants in his pants!
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