If your little ones are bored staying indoors, why not plan some new activities for them. This way, they will keep themselves busy, and there will be no more moaning in the house with them asking for phone or tablet all day.

So, here are some ideas to keep your kids occupied indoors: 

Try Homemade Playdough

ideas to keep kids occupied

@ iheartnaptime, mumzworld

If you have run out of playdough or you want to give your kids something to do, then try making playdough at home. Take a pot and add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of salt, and 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar powder (you can use lemon juice instead). Then make a mixture of 2 cups of lukewarm water and 2 tablespoons vegetable or coconut oil. Pour this liquid mixture in the flour mixture and keep on stirring on medium-low heat. Stir until the mixture thickens and gathers into one ball. Remove the dough from heat. Let it cool a bit and then make portions. Add food colour to each part and knead. Store the playdough colours in ziplock bags. You can use them for up to 3 months. 

Play Hide and Seek

hide and seek

@ pexels

Young kids love playing hide and seek. You can have endless hours of fun playing this game with your little ones. If you have 3 to 4 kids, you can make two teams. And then get them to find each other. 

Make a Cardboard House or a Car

cardboard crafts for kids

@ pexels, worldatlas

Make a cardboard house with the help of your kids. Then ask them to paint and decorate the cardboard house. If they have miniature toys as well, then they can use them to furnish the house from the inside too. Another fun way to keep kids occupied is to make cardboard cars for them.

Make a Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin

a rainbow rice sensory bin

@ busytoddler

A rice sensory bin is perfect for keeping toddlers occupied. Take a cup of rice and add half teaspoon vinegar and some gel food colouring to it. Mix it well and then spread the dyed rice on parchment paper to dry. Make more colours in the same way. Put the rice in a plastic bin. Also add some measuring cups, scooper, jars, spoons and other tools for your kids to play with the rice. 

Play Sink or Float

Indoor activities for kids

@ prettyprudent

Collect mixed objects such as toys, grains, beads, straws, and empty juice boxes. Fill a large bowl with water and ask your kids to put different objects in it to see if they sink or float. Your kids will have a lot of fun doing this activity. 

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