5 Winter Indoor Activities For Kids


Winter weather has started bearing down on most of the country and even living in So Cal doesn’t stop us from getting the occasional chilly, gray day. Keep the kids and yourself from going stir crazy with these fun, tech free indoor activities for kids. 

5 Indoor Activities For Kids This Winter

Give Them Boxes and Markers

Set them up a few big boxes, markers and their imagination. If they’re old enough, construction paper and glue sticks are always a fun edition too. Maybe they will create a fort, a maze, a truck or something completely imagined. Kids tend to get completely immersed in these projects before they know it, hours have flown by. 

Get Creative with Qixels

Qixels is a creative activity set that inspires kids to use their imagination with tiny cubes that fuse together with a blast of water to create an 8-bit world of monsters, warriors, ninjas and more.

I love that Whistler can use one of the design templates to start, and as he gets the hang of it can use his own imagination to create practically anything he wants! Thanks to the Turbo Dryer, the designs fuse in half the time so he can play or get to the next project his imagination comes up with. He loves making designs to give as gifts to classmates at school. Available at mass retailers this Fall and ranging in price from $9.99 – $19.99, Qixels is appropriate for ages five and up, and makes a great gift that encourages traditional, creative play.

Put on a Puppet Show

Creating puppets is easy with construction paper, popsicle sticks and toilet paper rolls. You can also pick up finger puppets for fairly cheap on Amazon. Take turns telling classics like “The 3 Little Pigs” or have fun making up stories that are completely your own.

DIY Finger Paints

Whip up these DIY finger paints with items you probably already have in your pantry. Turn it into a science experiment by playing around with color mixing. Then supply them with pads of paper and watch the kids spend the day feeding their inner picasso.

DIY Magnet Puzzle  - indoor activities for kids

Create Your Own Magnet Puzzle 

Turn family photographs, small posters or the kids paintings into an easy magnet puzzle. The only things you need are large popsicle sticks, sticky magnets and a photo. These make great gifts for the holidays and they’re a fun way to pass the afternoon!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

18 thoughts on “5 Winter Indoor Activities For Kids”

  1. I have never heard of Qixels! They look like a lot of fun and something that would keep the kids occupied for hours. Great list of ideas.

  2. Love these awesome ideas for sparking imagination when the kids can’t go outside to play. So much fun to be had with boxes and markers…adventures galore!

    Life With Lorelai

  3. These activities are sure to keep kids busy during the cold winter months. Qixels looks especially nice since it promotes creativity.

  4. These activities are sure to keep kids busy during the cold winter months. Qixels looks especially nice since it promotes creativity.

  5. If I give my kids construction paper, I won’t hear from them for hours. A few years ago my aunt gave them an arts and crafts kits with like a bazillion little pieces. The created things all winter; made a mess, but kept busy.

  6. These are some really good idea for kids and families to do together. As an adult I just love snuggles, warm cocoa and popcorn lol

  7. I used to love putting on puppet shows and stuff like that with my siblings and cousins when we were younger. So much fun!

  8. These are all fun activities when the kids can’t go outside to play because of the cold. I especially like the idea of big boxes and markers. All of these ideas are great ways to spark a kid’s imagination.


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