Not being able run around outside and burn off some energy off can be really hard for kids and even for adults too!
But not to sweat it, whether it is a quick midweek break, a weekend or you are stuck indoor because it’s pouring heavily outside, you can make it a fun filled day – and engage your family in some amazing indoor fun activities.
No matter the size of your family, whether it’s 2, 3, or 10 family members, there are wide range of fun-filled activities and ideas that your whole family can put to use. Mom, dad, brothers and sisters – there is something for everyone!
To make it more fun, you can invite your children’s friends over to join in.
So, whatever reason it is you’re staying indoor, it doesn’t have to be boring. You can engage your family in these fun activities we have provided below –to brighten their mood and get them playing together!
Here they are:
- Animal Charades
You are going to have lots of family fun with this game!
Here’s what you need to put in place before you start the game;
- Firstly, before you start the game, print pages of animal pictures.
- Cut out each/individual animal, fold each in half and put them in a bowl
Now, all is set, you can begin the game. Have any member of your family start the game by choosing any of the paper in the bowl, open the chosen paper and act out the animal on the paper silently. Then every other person in the game will to try to guess what animal is being portrayed.
Once the animal is guessed, you choose another person who has not picked a piece of paper yet and then everyone gets to have fun acting out their chosen animal!
More so, if a child is having difficulty silently acting the out the animal, then you can let the child try to make the sounds that the animal makes.
We are going to spare you the details on how to play this classic game since almost every home knows the way this board game is played.
On the other hand, if you and your family have no idea how to play this board game, don’t fret! The board game comes with an instruction manual and rules on how to play the game.
Though this exciting board game can be time-consuming but trust this to be a real fun activity for you and your family!
There is always an enjoyable and soothing effect of fresh aroma of just-baked treats.
Make your baking more fun with your family. Baking with them is just as fun as any fun activity for the family.
Here, you can involve every family member; get your spouse to get the utensils ready and have the kids mix the ingredients. whatever treats you bake with them, it will definitely be fun!
- Family-Room Picnic
Grab your basket and arrange some picnic foods that your family will love and enjoy. Allow your kids “pack” what you’ll need for the picnic themselves – water bottles, paper plates and napkins.
While your kids are busy filling the basket, spread a blanket in the family room and put together some sandwiches. Then unpack your picnic and watch the lunch disappear.
- Make it Date with Movies
You can resort to have some good by watching a good old movie or a comedy from the stash of your old DVDs. Make sure you involve your family members to make a choice of movies that everyone will enjoy.
- Dance Party
A dance party for the family sounds fun!
Simply turn on the stereo, play some good music and have dance competitions between different family members or sibling groups.
Imagine how much fun it’d be if you split up the girls and set them against the boys – or you could just apply a different colours of paint to each team and then have a fun family dance competition.
- DIY photo session
Instead of going to a photo studio or hiring a pricey photographer, get the most out of your camera and take your own professional-style family photos.
Make this more fun with your family by making funny faces and poses while taking the pictures.
- Family dinner
Having a family dinner, especially with your kids, provides an opportunity for you and your spouse to catch up and also, to learn what is going on in your kids’ lives.
While at it, don’t switch on the TV. Instead, engage your family members in a conversation and inquire about their day. Talk about their friends, their studies and as well as upcoming events and activities.
By talking with your kids, you can get to know more about them and strengthen your family bonds.
- Hide and Seek
Hide and seek can be loads of fun since you are playing this game within the confinement of your house. Your kids will love this super fun experience!
Just be sure to make things orderly and competitive. You can apply different colours to different teams!
- Scavenger Hunt
If you haven’t been engaged in a scavenger hunt before, then you missing out on a whole lot of fun! A scavenger hunt is all about finding items from a list in certain rooms or areas.
First, list out some things around the house that you want them to locate. The game also depends on how many items you want them to find and how many of them are a part of the game. But if the items will be in difficult hiding spots you can write clues next to each item on the list.
Your family will love the adventure and challenge.
In all, we hope you find these activities fun-filled and enjoyable with your family.
More importantly, we hope you will make your indoor days a memorable one for your family with these activities.