15 Sanity-Saving Indoor Activities//Guest Post by Lindsey Bell

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Winter is in full swing where I live, so we’re spending a lot of time inside. Some days (let’s just be honest), that means I need some sanity-saving activities.

Here are 15 easy and fun things to do with your kids when you’re stuck indoors.

15 Sanity-Saving Indoor Activities:

1. Read a book.

Or better yet…write a book or act out a story.

2. Build a fort with blankets, chairs, and pillows.

Then put some of your child’s favorite toys in the fort, and you’ll hopefully keep him busy for at least 20 minutes.

3. Play indoor hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and bull’s-eye bowling.

Use masking tape to create some fun family games. Check out this post for photos and more ideas.

4. Pull out some of your favorite games and puzzles.

Candyland and Don’t Break the Ice probably haven’t been played for a while, so dig them out of storage, and your kids will feel like they’ve gotten a new toy.

5. Go on a treasure hunt.

If you want to make this super easy, go ahead and get out those Easter eggs a little early. Your kids won’t mind at all.

6. Get in the kitchen.

Bake some homemade chocolate chip cookies or another favorite treat.

7. Play in the bathtub.

Who says baths are reserved for when you need to get clean? Fill the tub with water, throw in some cups and bowls, and your kids will have a blast.

Or…if there’s snow outside, bring some in and fill the bathtub. Then arm your little ones with dump trucks or measuring cups and spoons.

8. Camp…inside.

Put up your tent in the living room and enjoy some “campfire” food for dinner like hotdogs or s’mores.

9. Play Hide and Seek.

This is a game kids of all ages enjoy. For older children, try playing this game in the dark.

10. Play some games with paper cups.

This post has a lot of fun ideas.

11. Have some cardboard box fun.

Put some crayons in the box, and allow your children to draw whatever they wish. Or turn the box into a playhouse or car.

12. Make paper airplanes.

You could even get out that masking tape and make some targets on your floor to see who can get the closest.

13. Have some fun with toilet paper rolls.

I love the ideas in this blog post.

14. Look through old photos.

Your kids will love to see themselves as babies. They will probably also enjoy seeing pictures of you as a child or young adult.

15. Check out my Pinterest page for more Indoor Crafts and Activities.

Let’s Talk: What other fun things do you like to do with your children indoors?

This post is part of Lindsey Bell’s December blog tour. To enter to win Lindsey’s MEGA-GIVEAWAY (the winner will receive 6 books!), leave a comment on any of Lindsey’s guest posts this month (including this one).

For a full list of participating blogs (and ways to enter!) visit this post on Lindsey’s blog.

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imageAbout Lindsey Bell:
Lindsey Bell is the author of Searching for Sanity: 52 Insights from the Parents of the Bible. She’s also a stay-at-home mother of two, minister’s wife, avid reader, and chocolate lover. You can find Lindsey online at any of the following locations:
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imageAbout Searching for Sanity:
Have you ever looked at your beloved children and wondered, what in the world am I doing? Why did God trust me—of all people—to raise them?

Motherhood is the most difficult job many of us will ever take. Searching for Sanity offers moms an opportunity to take a breath, dig into the Word, and learn from parents of the past. In short devotions designed for busy moms, this book uses the parents of the Bible—both the good and the bad—to inspire today’s mothers.

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13 Responses to 15 Sanity-Saving Indoor Activities//Guest Post by Lindsey Bell

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  3. Lindsey Bell says:

    Thanks so much for opening up your space to me today!

  4. Amber B. says:

    That’s a lot of great indoor ideas!!! I have 2 boys who are 13 & 11 and they would love doing a lot of those things. I think their favorite would be either the paper airplanes or the camping indoors. We’ll definitely be trying some of these out!!

  5. Lisa says:

    I’m filing some of these away for grandparenthood–thank you!
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  6. Great ideas. I’m sharing these with my wife.
    Our youngest loves to make “bricks,” which is her word for “tent.”

  7. Reena says:

    Love these ideas! Especially the toilet paper roll ones. =)

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  12. Lewis Perry says:

    Agree with the activities on your list, find it better than doing useless things.
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