During rainy or cold times of the year, there’s nothing more important than active indoor games for kids.
In my experience, kids don’t slow down for weather. So, my go-to list of active indoor games has to be ready at all times! You know the days when you’re stuck inside and you need to keep kids moving and having fun….so that all of you can stay sane?! Well, Kids Activities Blog and Horizon Milk are thrilled to share with you our favorite active indoor games that will keep kids of all ages happy and entertained on the gloomiest of days! (Last time we brought you over 500 lunchbox notes!)
Active Indoor Games
Get kids learning and moving with this simple game to learn left from right | Childhood 101
Learn math patterns indoors with some chalk and this awesome printable.
Build a city of masking tape in your living room – kids won’t tire of this indoor game!
Pool noodles just got promoted to the best toy ever – you can make a pool noodle javelin game. Wait until you see it… |Therapy Fun Zone
Make an easy indoor relay with a scooter board that will get kids working on writing skills, too! | Golden Reflections Blog
Create a giant game board with chalk.
More Active Indoor Games
Simplicity at it’s best – gunny sack races with something we all have in the house | Meaningful Mama
Love angry birds? Bring it to life with just a few balloons!
Tennis just became a game you can play inside. We promise this version won’t break anything in the house… | Toddler Approved
Got tape? Learn shapes with this simple indoor game for kids who love to move | Hands on: as we Grow
Get kids moving and practicing their coordination with these textured balloon balls – so so fun!
Think bubbles are just for outside? Nope! This DIY bubble machine is easy to set up and will get kids moving and popping bubbles!
Make & Play – DIY Indoor Games
Make your own marble run with a free printable that will get kids making their own hypotheses and observations while they play | Buggy and Buddy
Grab your plastic water bottle and make your own zoom ball….so genius! | Therapy Fun Zone
Make a felt tic-tac-toe board – kids will not only love making it, but playing with it, too! | Coloured Buttons
Build your own racetrack out of legos – we love that this indoor game can be played solo! | Frugal Fun for Boys
Even if it’s raining outside, you’ll never get wet with this adorable car wash game! You won’t believe how they made the cars… | Homegrown Friends
Get kids making their own indoor game with a foam ball and popsicle sticks – kids of all ages can get in on the fun! | Buggy and Buddy
Grab your toilet paper rolls and watch your kids turn into engineers with this kid-made ball run | Lemon Lime Adventures
Have any superman or batman lovers in your house? Check out this simple checker board that kids can make on their own | Crafts by Amanda
Collect stickers to get the youngest of kids playing indoor games | The Inspired Tree House
Make your own dinosaur skeleton out of…well, you’ve got to see this one for yourself! | Your Modern Family
Popsicle sticks, a box, and marbles are all you need to make these kid crafted marble runs | Frugal Fun for Boys
You’ll need something unexpected from the bathroom to create this racetrack that only costs a dollar… | Your Modern Family
Make your own magnetic dress up dolls. My daughter wanted to make these the moment that she saw them! | Crafts by Amanda
Have you ever made a rocket? This one is safe to be inside and kids will love trying to make it on their own!
Indoor Obstacle Courses
Have you heard of flag tape? Be sure to grab some because you can make an indoor obstacle course that will entertain kids of all ages | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Use books like I’ve never seen before – it’s the most unique obstacle course that I’ve ever seen and it’s SO simple to set up | Preschool Powol Packets
Keep your party decorations for this simple indoor obstacle course | Craftulate
You’ll want to bring this super mario party obstacle course indoors – it is sure to be a huge hit with kids!
Keep it simple for kids of all ages with this classic indoor obstacle course | Love Play and Learn
Get kids using their imagination as they crawl through this indoor obstacle course – the cave is genius.
Grab a buddy and a big shirt to start the most adorable partner obstacle course for kids | Meaningful Mama
Love to ski but don’t want to get out in the snow? Make your own skis and build an obstacle course inside…you don’t want to miss this! | Plativities
Make a maze in your house with one simple thing – the options are endless! | Hands on: as we Grow
After Dark – Indoor Games
Grab all the glow sticks you can to make your own tic tac glow game – this game won’t disappoint!
This flashlight alphabet game gets kids learning and moving after dark – kids will be begging to play this over and over | Happily Ever Mom
Make a lego lantern and pretend to go camping inside your house | Lalymom
Play flashlight games before the kids head to bed – be sure to have enough flashlights on hand!
Make glow in the dark shakers to get kids moving | Happily Ever Mom
Or, start a glow in the dark band for kids to play long after the sun has gone down | Happily Ever Mom
This shadow puppet theatre comes with free printables so you can start the show right now! | The Nerds Wife
Balloons and glow sticks make for the easiest indoor games after dark…
Do your kids love flashlights? This treasure scavenger hunt is sure to keep them playing and having fun! | Happily Ever Mom
And, my personal favorite, make a glowing light saber for the ultimate night time battles.
This conversation is sponsored by Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.