INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
GIANT COLORING SHEETS // CROWN KIT // BUSY BOX // KRAFT PAPER // GOLF MAT
I should have known it was coming. It happens at the same time every year: an ice storm hits Dallas and shuts everything down. In the past, this has meant cozying up at home for a couple of calm, quiet days. But not anymore. I now have a rambunctious, on-the-move three-year-old (and a baby) who makes things slightly less… calm. With school cancelled, I found myself scrambling for indoor activities to keep him entertained (and my sanity intact). One can only bake cookies and watch Paw Patrol so many times in 72 hours, right?
Needless to say, I was totally unprepared. In an effort not to let that happen again, I’ve put together a stash of indoor activities – from light-up fort building kits to giant coloring sheets – that I can reach for on the next rainy (or icy) day.
Below, a hit list with some of my favorites.
KRAFT PAPER ROLL
Arts and crafts in the form of body tracing. Roll out a piece of Kraft paper and tape it to the floor. Trace their bodies with a marker and then let them add in the details with markers or paint.
I’m a huge fan of the “Busy Box.” I’m never going to make the time to put together my own but luckily Etsy has a world of options. I’ve started stocking up on different ones so I always have them on hand for long outings at restaurants or airplane rides. This one is great for kiddos up to 4 years old.
GIANT COLORING SHEETS
These extra-large coloring sheets are a table saver and mess-free art project all in one.
WONDER & WISE GOOD GOLF MAT
No one in my family plays golf.. except for George. I’m adding this golf mat to my cart in an effort to not only save my floors, but also to let him practice his newfound passion.
RAINBOW LIGHT UP FORT
This rainbow light-up set is taking fort building to a whole new level.
Color in this cape with moons, planets, and stars and even personalize with your little’s name. And the best part? It’s machine washable. Color it, wash it, and repeat for endless entertainment.
KIWI CO ACTIVITY BOX
With Kiwi Co’s monthly subscription service, activity boxes that are personalized to your child’s age and interests arrive straight to your doorstep. This ocean-themed box allows your little to practice sorting ocean animals by size, color, and critter type making this activity not only fun and entertaining, but also, educational! A mom-win in my book.
SUPER SMALLS EVERYDAY ROYALTY DIY CROWN KIT
A perfect playdate activity, this charming kit allows your little kings and queens to craft their very own crowns. I love that the rhinestones are stickers, meaning no glue necessary!
PERSONALIZED TRAVEL BUSY BOARD
An on-the-go Etsy find for very busy toddlers and a lifesaver for that long flight you just booked. I love that you can personalize it with your child’s name, making it a great gift!