We all need some new and creative activities for our kids to help keep our sanity! The days are getting shorter and colder. For many of us that means more time in the house.

We are all guilty of the easy fix – you know what I am talking about…screens. Xbox, iPad, TV, computer… The kids are happy, I can get some things done around the house – easy, yes….but it’s time to get creative!

I decided I would compile some ideas of some creative indoor activities to try out this winter! They all look easy (always important for me) and fun!!

I am always looking for more ideas – if you have any fun indoor activities, PLEASE let me know!!Great Indoor Activities“Laser” (Yarn) Obstacle Course from Ingspirations

It’s like Mission Impossible in the hallway – don’t forget to put a “treasure” at the end! (I wouldn’t necessarily put this by a railing!!


Masking Tape Race Track

Who knew masking tape could be so much fun!


Target Golf

This is such a fun and easy idea to pull off!


Cardboard Box Slide

*Mom disclaimer – I am not responsible if there is a trip to urgent care.


Toilet Paper Stamps from Tot School

This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas!


Snow Pain from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Okay, so this isn’t indoor – but it totally will be fun


Here is the indoor option!

Indoor Snow Painting from Growing a Jeweled Rose


Make a Ball Pit – from Cup of Autism

OMG I want to play!


Indoor Ball Toss Game from Catch my Party


Hopscotch from Experience the Wonderful

Who doesn’t love a good ‘ole fashion game of hopscotch?


Lego Wall

A mom can dream – this would be months, no years, of entertainment!


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  1. I know those long winter months are coming but these activities give me hope! We may get stuck inside but we’ll still have fun! Thanks so much for the roundup Jenn–I just pinned it!

  2. Hi Jennifer
    I picked up your page from Pinterest and will be using some of these great ideas for my kids these coming school holidays in Aus. I love the font you’ve used in “Genius parent hacks” which looks like stitching from a sewing machine…could you let me know what it is called ? Thanks again for the great ideas ! Dee

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  4. My nearly 17 year old son was reading over my shoulder when I was checking out your photos. The cardboard on the stairs was his favorite. Why didn’t I think of these ideas when he was a kid was his question to me. No stairs, no hallway, and no money for a Lego wall, but hell they were awesome ideas which I will tell everyone about. Thanks to Play-doh. home-made dough, diknkies, and books, my son was rarely bored.