Fun Indoor Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Fun Indoor Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Going outside is great! Exploring new things and enjoying new experiences are beneficial, engaging, and fun. However, there are always those days when you don’t want to go outside. Whether it’s a rainy afternoon or you’re looking to make some indoor excitement, here are some fun indoor activities you can do with your kids.

Visit the Aquarium

Kids love spending time in front of screens. It’s always a good idea to try and limit the amount of screen time children have, but there are ways to turn the screen into an educational bonding experience. Several aquariums, such as the Georgia and Monterey Bay aquariums, offer free webcams of their exhibits. Dive into the world of marine biology by watching beluga whales, sea otters, sharks, and other wonders of the deep.

Model Railroads

Model trains are always a fun indoor activity and one that’s easy to do with your kids, setting up train tracks and letting kids explore their creativity and building skills. Model trains are a good activity involving everybody, and they come in several different scales to align with any budget or space to set up your model world.

Board Games

Everybody loves games. Some parents keep things simple with games like Sorry, Trouble, or Operation. These are all excellent choices since they’re easy to explain, set up, and don’t take too long, unlike other games that we won’t let Monopolize the conversation.

However, the world of tabletop gaming is ever-expanding, and there are more options than ever these days when it comes to games that are fun for the whole family. No matter what game you decide to play, getting everybody around a table for a few rounds of fun is a great indoor activity that’s perfect for everyone. Games like Sushi Go, which teach kids about making patterns and planning, or Dixit, which encourages creativity and discovering artistic symbolism, are also excellent choices.

Photo – Tima Miroshnichenko

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Mallory Knee

Mallory Knee, the Detroit Mommies Lifestyle & Parenting Contributing Expert is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things home, lifestyle, and parenting. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.

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