Here are 13 of our absolute favorite boredom busting indoor winter activities for kids.
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These fun and engaging indoor winter activities for kids for kids are the perfect way to entertain children on winter days when getting outside is impossible.
We live in the north east which means harsh winter days are really common from the months of December to March. On nice sunny winter days we love to get outside but when the weather is too cold and harsh we have to get creative with indoor winter activities for kids.
Related: For some outdoor fun this winter check out these super fun outdoor winter activities for kids.
13 Best Boredom Busting Indoor Winter Activities For Kids
#1 Winter Themed I Spy Games
Encourage counting, sorting and coloring skills with these fun free printable I Spy game. These boredom busting indoor winter activities for kids is the perfect way to encourage some screen free play.
#2 Create Window Art
This super cool Window Art Kit created by Made By Me makes for the best creative and imaginative indoor winter activities for kids. Kids color suncatcher shapes to decorate windows throughout the house.
#3 Play With Play-Doh Cards
If Play-Doh is a favorite in your home, your kids are just going to love these free printable Alphabet Play Doh mats and number practice mats. For even more Play-Doh fun check out these fun food Play-Doh mats and Printable monster Play-Doh mats.
#4 Winter Crafts
Crafts make for great boredom busting indoor winter activities for kids. Check out these really cute winter craft ideas to get started.
#5 Indoor Scavenger Hunts
Because scavenger hunts are always a hit! This indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt is one of those highly engaging boredom busting indoor winter activities for kids your kids are just going to love.
#6 DIY Terraniums
If your kids are fascinated by nature you can encourage some boredom busting fun with a DIY Terrarium kit. Creativity for kids offers various habitats including fireflies, butterfly and grow n grow which makes this a great choice for kids with different interests.
#7 DIY Snow Globes
Snow globes are so much fun! With this DIY Snow globe kit your kids can make their very own snow globe. Each kit includes 2 snow globes, 12 clay colors, 10 glue dots, full-color instructions, sculpting tool and glitter to make a one of a kind art project.
#8 Sensory Bins
For the youngest kids, sensory bins are one of the best boredom busting indoor winter activities for kids. You can encourage exploration and discovery skills by filling your sensory bin with cool items that suit your child’s interests making each bin 100% unique. Check out these 50+ sensory bin ideas for some inspiration.
#9 Nature Crafts
Hunt for crafting materials the next time you head out on a winter walk. Use those crafting materials (twigs, pine cones & acorns) to make beautiful nature crafts. Check out this really simple pine cone bird feeder from Red Ted Art for inspiration
#10 DIY Christmas Ornaments
Making DIY Christmas Ornaments is hands down one of my personal favorite indoor winter activities for kids. There’s no better boredom busting screen free activity. Click here to check out some of our absolute favorite DIY Christmas ornament tutorials you can make with kids.
#11 Camp Out In The Living Room
Camping doesn’t have to be reserved for the summer. Set up your campsite in your living room and bring the fun indoors.
#12 Have A Movie Night
Pop some popcorn, set up some floor pillows and snuggle up with the kids to enjoy a cozy indoor movie night. This is one of our favorite indoor winter activities for kids because we spend time cuddling and munching on delicious snacks.
#13 Make Slime
Do the kids love slime? Then, they’re going to love making DIY slime. Check out these non-toxic edible slime recipes that you can make with the kids.