Easy Ways to Keep Kids Entertained Indoors

April 6, 2020

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Now that most schools have closed down for weeks with no end in sight, it’s time to think about how you’ll keep the kids entertained indoors. Social distancing is being enforced, which means you may not be able to enjoy a day at the park or local museum, but you can keep the kids busy at home. These easy suggestions are something any family can do regardless of finances or free time. 

Virtual Museum Tours

Many museums have virtual tours that your kids can enjoy for some entertainment while they’re home from school. This is an excellent way to make sure your kids are learning something all the while enjoying an education at home. 

Scavenger Hunt 

Make a list of things your kids can find in the home. Create colour-themed scavenger lists, category themed scavenger lists and other creative ideas. This will keep kids of all ages entertained for hours on end while they search the house. 

Yoga Kids

Yoga is a relaxing exercise that can help keep your kids balanced all the while giving them something to be physically active indoors. Find yoga kids online or purchase a DVD set to give you kids something to do during your many weeks at home together. 

Board Games

Get out the family board games so that the kids can spend hours playing competitive games together. If you don’t have many family board games, you can find free kids game printables online to print out and let the kids create their own unique board game fun. 

Obstacle Course 

Gather up various materials and move the furniture around to have an obstacle course. Let your kids create their own obstacle course and use a timer to see who can complete this fast enough. This is an excellent way to use creativity and get physical exercise.

Reading

Whilst reading might not be a child’s first choice of activity, it is something that can be completed as a family. Take it in turns to read a page or a chapter aloud so that you all get to enjoy listening to the story unfold. Alternatively, you could utilise audiobooks, which is currently available free whilst the schools are closed.

There you have it, just a few simple ideas to keep kids entertained indoors while you’re stuck home for weeks with kids. The coronavirus outbreak has changed many of our lives, and that’s why it’s important that we work together to make sure our kids are entertained during this time 

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113 Comments

  • Peter Watson April 6, 2020 at 10:04 am

    I love the Three Little Pigs Board Game.

  • Tracy Nixon April 6, 2020 at 10:05 am

    The shopping list game x

  • Ursula Hunt April 6, 2020 at 10:10 am

    There are a great range of games to pick from but one of my favourites is the Mammoth Maths Game

  • Naomi Smith April 6, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Animal Shapes Game

  • J Matcham April 6, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I would love to try Sleepy Sloths Game as my middle boy loves sloths,Shopping List looks fun and education.I love the idea of introducing my kids to different languages so i would also like to try Arrêt de bus.

  • Martina Pichova April 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

    The Counting mountain sounds like another good game to practise counting.

  • Susie Wilkinson April 6, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    The Magic Spelling Game looks fun!

  • ashleigh allan April 6, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Sleepy sloths looks good!

  • justine meyer April 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    We love the shopping list game

  • Iain maciver April 6, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Love the shopping list game

  • Anthony Harrington April 6, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    We love the Shopping list game

  • Dan April 6, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    What a Performance Board Game

  • Magsd April 6, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    The times table heroes looks fun

  • Rich Tyler April 6, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Shopping List Game looks great

  • Alix Smith April 6, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    We’re trying to teach our kids to tell the time so the ‘what’s the time Mr Wolf’ game looks perfect!

  • Clara April 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    The sleepy sloths game looks like fun

  • lynn mitchell April 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    the three little pigs looks like my grandson would enjoy it

  • Angela Treadway April 6, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    dirty dinos game x

  • Rachel Craig April 6, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Bus Stop Board Game.

  • Solange April 6, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I’d love to try the Magic Spelling Game.

  • Katie April 6, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    the sleepy sloths game

  • Alana Walker April 6, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    I’m sure my kids would love to try out Orchard Toys’ Sound Detectives. Love the fact that it uses an app.x

  • Angie McDonald April 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    The Dirty Dinos game looks fab!

  • Jackie Howell April 6, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Cheeky Monkeys game

  • Andrea Fletcher April 6, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Pirate snakes and ladders and Ludo

  • Ellen Stafford April 6, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    The Rainbow Unicorns game looks cool!

  • vanessa richard April 6, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Match and Spell Next Steps Game we are working on learning to read and write words so this would be a fun game.

  • fiona waterworth April 6, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Dinosaur Race Board Game keep my son occupied

  • Fiona jk42 April 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I would choose “What’s the Time Mr wolf” for my granddaughter who is learning to tell the time.

  • Karen Robinson April 6, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Dirty Dinos looks like something my granddaughter would love. She adores us playing games with her – and we love the time playing with her too!

  • Lyndsey cooksey April 6, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I think myself and my children in after school club would like the Counting Mountain Game. Educational and fun at the same time!

  • Julie Ward April 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    The football game for a footy mad grandson

  • ellie spider April 6, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    we love th dirty dinos game

  • Rebecca Phillips April 6, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Pass The Word is next on my list to get!

  • michelle o'neill April 7, 2020 at 5:21 am

    Football Game

  • Ruth Harwood April 7, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Landmark Lotto Mini Game looks fun and good at educating the kids with math xx

  • Eileen Hindley April 7, 2020 at 9:57 am

    What a Performance Board Game

  • Sally Collingwood April 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Alphabet Lotto Game looks fabulous and educational

  • Janine Phillips April 7, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Sleepy Sloths game x

  • Vikki Bowker April 7, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    We love shopping list but we’d love to try Dinosaur Race!

  • Priscilla Stubbs April 7, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I think Arlo would like the Post box game

  • Tracy Hanley April 7, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Pop to the Shops Board Game

  • Rebecca Sutton April 7, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I like the sound of the sleepy sloth games

  • Gemma Hendry April 7, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    We would love to try shopping list game

  • Lisa Wilkinson April 7, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    What A Performance Board Game

  • Katie B April 8, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    The pop to the shops game sounds really good!

  • ADEINNE TONNER April 8, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I would have to be the three little pigs board game

  • Rachel Butterworth April 8, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Sound Detectives Game

  • Margaret GALLAGHER April 9, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Animal shapes is our favourite

  • Jenny McClinton April 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    The magic spelling game as it would help me get my daughter to practice her spelling but in a fun way.

  • Susan Smith April 9, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Jungle Snakes and Ladders, its hard to choose there are so many fabulous family games

  • Natalie Burgess April 10, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Sound detectives xx

  • natalie s April 10, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    The shopping list game is an absolute classic!

  • Christine Caple April 10, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Pop to the Shops Board Game looks good.

  • Hannah Scudder April 11, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    The counting mountain looks good, my son would like it as he loves math.

  • Carrie-Anne Brown April 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    The Post Box Game sounds fun!

  • Chelsey Hollings April 12, 2020 at 7:49 am

    The shopping list game 🙂

  • Rachael Sexey April 12, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Sound detectives sounds great

  • katrina walsh April 12, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    The Counting mountain sounds like fun

  • judy kennedy April 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    crazy chefs

  • Becky Yeomans April 13, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Post Box Game sounds fun!

  • Claire Nutman April 13, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Insey Winsey Spider Game

  • Rebecca King April 13, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    My daughter and I would love to play the Rainbow Unicorns game 🙂

  • Jodie Green April 13, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    The cheeky monkeys game looks great fun

  • Emma England April 14, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Loopy llamas looks like a good one. We love orchard games at home, shopping list is a favourite.

  • donna jones April 15, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    shopping list game

  • sandy lynn ralph April 16, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    the post box game sounds like a fun one to play

  • Pam Smith April 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    The Pop to the Shop Board Game

  • Cathryn Crawshaw April 17, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Shopping list game

  • lynn neal April 17, 2020 at 9:50 am

    We like the shopping list game!

  • kim neville April 17, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    The shopping list game looks fab

  • Laura Whittle April 17, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Times Tables Heroes

  • Katrina Adams April 17, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    The Crazy Chefs game sounds like great fun!

  • Sheri Darby April 17, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    The Rainbow Unicorns look fun

  • Mandy Doherty April 17, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    The Soundd Detectives Game

  • Emma Middleton April 17, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Animal shapes game

  • Troy Easton April 17, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Post Box Game.

  • Angela Carey April 18, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Fairy Snakes & Ladders and Ludo Board Game

  • Linda Ford April 18, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Loopy llamas looks such fun! A great way to learn through play

  • Catherine Bullas April 18, 2020 at 10:05 am

    My boys would love to try the counting mountain game.

  • Rachel Lewis April 18, 2020 at 11:57 am

    I love the cheeky monkeys game.

  • Danielle Graves April 18, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    I love Orchard Toys games and there are so many we don’t have that I want. I’d probably go for the Times Tables Hero Game next.

  • Allan Fullarton April 18, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Love the shopping list game – looks great.

  • jo liddement April 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I would choose the Mammoth Maths Game, for my granddaughter who loves numbers

  • Amanda Gregory April 18, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    I like the look of the Sleepy Sloths Game

  • Laura Pritchard April 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    The Crocodile Snap Mini Game – perfect for on the go!

  • Victoria Jardine April 18, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    We love the look of What a Performance

  • Carly Belsey April 19, 2020 at 5:38 am

    We have the dinosaur shapes and colours game at home and we love playing that with our daughter. The pairs game looks fun (Matching and Memory Game)

  • James Silcock April 19, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Mammoth Maths Game

  • Jules page April 19, 2020 at 6:11 am

    The shopping list game for my little grandchildren.

  • Lucy carter April 19, 2020 at 8:25 am

    I’d love to try Times Tables Heros

  • Sandra Fortune April 19, 2020 at 8:56 am

    The Mammoth Maths Game for my grandson

  • Helen Arlow April 19, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Fairy snakes and ladders and ludo board game x

  • Lisa Pond April 19, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Whats the time Mr Wolf would be perfect -trying to teach my 5 year old to tell the time 🙂

  • Susan B April 19, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Almost Impossible to choose but One Dog, Ten Frogs looks fabulous.

  • Geri Gregg April 19, 2020 at 10:27 am

    I’m sure me and my son would love the Sleepy Sloths Game

  • khan April 19, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Animal Shapes Game

  • Lesley Cohen Wright April 19, 2020 at 11:26 am

    My grandchildren love all types of games

  • Lesley Cohen Wright April 19, 2020 at 11:28 am

    My grandchildren love all types of games and always on the lookout for new ones to try

  • Tracy Gladman April 19, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Pop to the shops

  • Miriam Pereira April 19, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    The shopping list game

  • Pauline Lamont April 19, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Rainbow unicorns

  • laura stewart April 19, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    love the The Counting mountain

  • Anthea Holloway April 19, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    I would love to play The Bus Stop Board Game with my grandchildren!

  • tricia cowell April 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Sleepy Sloths game

  • Stef Acaster April 19, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Cheeky monkey looks good fun.

  • Mrs Danielle Talbot April 19, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    My older kids love the shopping list game and would love to play it with their younger 3 siblings especially now we are all in lock down

  • JW April 19, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I’d choose Mammoth Maths

  • paula cheadle April 19, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Cheeky Monkeys Game, is the one I fancy

  • Dawn Samples April 19, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I think my son would like the Greedy Gorilla game x

  • A.E. ADKINS April 19, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Classic Insey Winsey Spider game

  • Julia Kerr April 19, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    We are big fans of orchard games, I’d love to try the Smelly Wellies Game

  • Jade Vaccaro April 19, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    We love Orchard games. we have a few already. I’d love to try the first times tables game with my son as he needs a bit of help with those.

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