During rainy or cold times of the year, there’s nothing more important than active indoor games for kids.
In my experience, kids don’t slow down for weather. So, my go-to list of active indoor games has to be ready at all times! You know the days when you’re stuck inside and you need to keep kids moving and having fun….so that all of you can stay sane?! Well, Kids Activities Blog and Horizon Milk are thrilled to share with you our favorite active indoor games that will keep kids of all ages happy and entertained on the gloomiest of days! (Last time we brought you over 500 lunchbox notes!)
ACTIVE INDOOR GAMES
Pool noodles just got promoted to the best toy ever – you can make a pool noodle javelin game. Wait until you see it… |Therapy Fun Zone
Make an easy indoor relay with a scooter board that will get kids working on writing skills, too! | Golden Reflections Blog
MORE ACTIVE INDOOR GAMES
Simplicity at it’s best – gunny sack races with something we all have in the house | Meaningful Mama
Tennis just became a game you can play inside. We promise this version won’t break anything in the house… | Toddler Approved
Got tape? Learn shapes with this simple indoor game for kids who love to move | Hands on: as we Grow
Think bubbles are just for outside? Nope! This DIY bubble machine is easy to set up and will get kids moving and popping bubbles!
MAKE & PLAY – DIY INDOOR GAMES
Make your own marble run with a free printable that will get kids making their own hypotheses and observations while they play | Buggy and Buddy
Make a felt tic-tac-toe board – kids will not only love making it, but playing with it, too! | Coloured Buttons
Build your own racetrack out of legos – we love that this indoor game can be played solo! | Frugal Fun for Boys
Even if it’s raining outside, you’ll never get wet with this adorable car wash game! You won’t believe how they made the cars… | Homegrown Friends
Get kids making their own indoor game with a foam ball and popsicle sticks – kids of all ages can get in on the fun! | Buggy and Buddy
Grab your toilet paper rolls and watch your kids turn into engineers with this kid-made ball run | Lemon Lime Adventures
Have any superman or batman lovers in your house? Check out this simple checker board that kids can make on their own | Crafts by Amanda
Make your own dinosaur skeleton out of…well, you’ve got to see this one for yourself! | Your Modern Family
Popsicle sticks, a box, and marbles are all you need to make these kid crafted marble runs | Frugal Fun for Boys
You’ll need something unexpected from the bathroom to create this racetrack that only costs a dollar… | Your Modern Family
Make your own magnetic dress up dolls. My daughter wanted to make these the moment that she saw them! | Crafts by Amanda
Have you ever made a rocket? This one is safe to be inside and kids will love trying to make it on their own!
INDOOR OBSTACLE COURSES
Have you heard of flag tape? Be sure to grab some because you can make an indoor obstacle course that will entertain kids of all ages | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Use books like I’ve never seen before – it’s the most unique obstacle course that I’ve ever seen and it’s SO simple to set up | Preschool Powol Packets
You’ll want to bring this super mario party obstacle course indoors – it is sure to be a huge hit with kids!
Get kids using their imagination as they crawl through this indoor obstacle course – the cave is genius.
Grab a buddy and a big shirt to start the most adorable partner obstacle course for kids | Meaningful Mama
Love to ski but don’t want to get out in the snow? Make your own skis and build an obstacle course inside…you don’t want to miss this! | Plativities
AFTER DARK – INDOOR GAMES
This flashlight alphabet game gets kids learning and moving after dark – kids will be begging to play this over and over | Happily Ever Mom
Or, start a glow in the dark band for kids to play long after the sun has gone down | Happily Ever Mom
This shadow puppet theatre comes with free printables so you can start the show right now! | The Nerds Wife
Do your kids love flashlights? This treasure scavenger hunt is sure to keep them playing and having fun! | Happily Ever Mom
This conversation is sponsored by Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.