45 Active Indoor Games
Looking for active indoor games for kids? We have a great big list of indoor active games that will be so much fun for kids of all ages. OIder children and younger children like toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids will love all of these active games.
Active Indoor Games For Kids
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?!
Kids Activities Blog is 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!
Active Indoor Games
1. Get Moving With This Simple Game
Get kids learning and moving with this simple game to learn left from right. via Childhood 101
2. Learn Math Patterns With This Printable
Learn math patterns indoors with some chalk and this awesome printable. via Kids Activities Blog
3. Build A Tower With This Indoor STEM Activity
Build a tower with marshmallows and straws – kids won’t tire of this indoor STEM activity! via Kids Activities Blog
4. Pool Noodle Javelin Game
Pool noodles just got promoted to the best toy ever – you can make a pool noodle javelin game. Wait until you see it… via Therapy Fun Zone
5. Indoor Relay Race
Make an easy indoor relay with a scooter board that will get kids working on writing skills, too! via Growing Hands on Kids
6. Make A Giant Game Board With Chalk
Create a giant game board with chalk. via Kids Activities Blog
More Active Indoor Games
7. Gunny Sack Races
Simplicity at it’s best – gunny sack races with something we all have in the house. via Meaningful Mama
8. Angry Bird Balloon Game
Love angry birds? Bring it to life with just a few balloons! via Kids Activities Blog
9. Indoor Tennis Game
Tennis just became a game you can play inside. We promise this version won’t break anything in the house. via Toddler Approved
10. Learn Shapes With This Indoor Game
Got tape? Learn shapes with this simple indoor game for kids who love to move. via Hands On As We Grow
11. Practice Juggling With Textured Balloon Balls
Get kids moving and practicing their coordination with these textured balloon balls – so so fun! via Kids Activities Blog
12. Indoor DIY Bubble Machine
Think bubbles are just for outside? Nope! This DIY bubble machine is easy to set up and will get kids moving and popping bubbles! via Kids Activities Blog
Make & Play – DIY Indoor Games
13. Make Your Own Marble Run Game
Make your own marble run with a free printable that will get kids making their own hypotheses and observations while they play. via Buggy and Buddy
14. Plastic Bottle Zoom Ball Game
Grab your plastic water bottle and make your own zoom ball….so genius! via Therapy Fun Zone
15. Felt Tic Tac Toe Board Game
Make a felt tic-tac-toe board – kids will not only love making it, but playing with it, too! via Coloured Buttons
16. Racetrack LEGO Game
Build your own racetrack out of legos – we love that this indoor game can be played solo! via Frugal Fun for Boys
17. Adorable Car Wash Game
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…via Homegrown Friends
18. Foam Ball and Popsicle Stick Game
Get kids making their own indoor game with a foam ball and popsicle sticks – kids of all ages can get in on the fun! via Buggy and Buddy
19. Kid Made Ball Run
Grab your toilet paper rolls and watch your kids turn into engineers with this kid-made ball run. via Lemon Lime Adventures
20. Simple Checker Board Game
Have any superman or batman lovers in your house? Check out this simple checker board that kids can make on their own. via Crafts by Amanda
21. Indoor Games For Younger Kids
Collect stickers to get the youngest of kids playing indoor games. via The Inspired Treehouse
22. DIY Dinosaur Skeleton
Make your own dinosaur skeleton out of…well, you’ve got to see this one for yourself! via Your Modern Family
23. Kid Crafted Marble Run Game
Popsicle sticks, a box, and marbles are all you need to make these kid crafted marble runs. via Frugal Fun for Boys
24. DIY Race Track Game
You’ll need something unexpected from the bathroom to create this racetrack that only costs a dollar. via Your Modern Family
25. Magnetic Dress Up Doll Game
Make your own magnetic dress up dolls. My daughter wanted to make these the moment that she saw them! via Crafts by Amanda
26. DIY Rocket
Have you ever made a rocket? This one is safe to be inside and kids will love trying to make it on their own! via Kids Activities Blog
Indoor Obstacle Courses
27. Indoor Obstacle Course Game
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. via Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
28. DIY Pick-Up Sticks Game
Keep takeout chopsticks for this DIY pick-up sticks game. via Craftulate
29. Super Mario Party Indoor Obstacle Course
You’ll want to bring this Super Mario party obstacle course indoors – it is sure to be a huge hit with kids! via Kids Activities Blog
30. Classic Indoor Obstacle Course For Kids Of All Ages
Keep it simple for kids of all ages with this classic indoor obstacle course. via Little Sprouts Learning
31. Imaginative Indoor Obstacle Course
Get kids using their imagination as they crawl through this indoor obstacle course via Kids Activities Blog
32. Adorable Obstacle Course
Grab a buddy and a big shirt to start the most adorable partner obstacle course for kids. via Meaningful Mama
33. Make Your Own Skis
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! via Plativities
34. Make Your Own Maze
Make a maze in your house with one simple thing – the options are endless! via Hands On As We Grow
After Dark – Indoor Games
35. Glow In The Dark Tic Tac Toe Game
Grab all the glow sticks you can to make your own tic tac glow game – this game won’t disappoint! via Kids Activities Blog
36. Flashlight Alphabet Game
This flashlight alphabet game gets kids learning and moving after dark – kids will be begging to play this over and over. via Happily Ever Mom
37. DIY LEGO Lantern
Make a lego lantern and pretend to go camping inside your house. via Lalymom
38. Flashlight Games For Kids
Play flashlight games before the kids head to bed – be sure to have enough flashlights on hand! via Kids Activities Blog
39. Glow In The Dark Shakers
Make glow in the dark shakers to get kids moving. via Happily Ever Mom
40. Glow In The Dark Band
Or, start a glow in the dark band for kids to play long after the sun has gone down. via Happily Ever Mom
41. Shadow Puppet Theater
This shadow puppet theatre comes with free printables so you can start the show right now! via The Nerds Wife
42. Balloons and Glow Sticks Game
Balloons and glow sticks make for the easiest indoor games after dark. via Kids Activities Blog
43. Treasure Scavenger Hunt Game
Do your kids love flashlights? This treasure scavenger hunt is sure to keep them playing and having fun! via Happily Ever Mom
44. DIY Glowing Light Saber
And, my personal favorite, make a glowing light saber for the ultimate night time battles. via Kids Activities Blog
45. Fun Indoor Activities With An Activity Bag
Do hopscotch, race around, and try different activities with this popsicle stick activity bag. via Kids Activities Blog
More Fun Indoor and Active Games From Kids Activities Blog
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- Wow, look at these interactive maps showing where the dinosaurs lived.
- Try out these 30 exercises to get kids moving while indoors.
- Make fitness fun and educational with these alphabet exercises.
- Your kids will love these bosu exercises.
- Sock mopping is a great way to get exercise and clean!
- Check out these 12 fun games you can make and play!
- Get your kids brains active too by trying this digital escape room that you can do from your couch!
Which indoor active games are you going to try? Did we miss any?
Great ideas for engaging my grands! Thanks
You are so welcome, Cathy! Enjoy!