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These indoor games for kids are perfect for when the weather keeps you trapped inside. No need to plant the kids in front of the television when there are plenty of fun indoor games they’ll enjoy!

a collage of indoor games with title text reading 20+ Indoor Games For Kids

Indoor Games for Kids

I learned a long time ago that bored kids trapped indoors is the recipe for chaos and destruction. All that energy and creativity has to go SOMEWHERE and I like to have a say in where that is, preferably not my walls, near fragile items, or involving anything I had to save up to purchase.

Like almost everything else I talk about, the trick to navigating the tricky task of keeping kids entertained indoors comes down to planning. I say this often because it REALLY makes a difference — A few minutes of planning and prep will always save you time, effort, money and mental anguish later.

That’s why I like to have some ideas in mind ahead of time.  And because finding and thinking up ideas is hard for me, I love to share them with you to make it worth the effort!

Below are a variety of great indoor games for kids. I included several different kinds of games so that no matter what your kids’ interests, you should be able to find a game below they’ll enjoy.

Alphabet Mazes are a fun letter recognition game perfect for preschoolers. No special supplies needed!

a maze with letters in it with title text reading Alphabet Mazes

Have you tried making fluffy slime yet? The texture is so fun to play with. Kids will love stretching and squishing this fluffy slime.

blue, pink and purple slime on a counter

These Sofia the First games get your kids moving, thinking, and imagining! They’re perfect for a cold day at home with the family.

a bunny figurine with a paper behind it giving clues

How Kids Can Play Doctor: Get a Shot. Give a Shot.

a child pretending to give a shot to a doll on a chair with a green cushion on it with title text reading How Kids Play Doctor #Giveashot

When it is family night, a fun and hilarious game like The Flour Game, is the perfect idea for creating hilarious and fun memories for years to come.

a kid with their face in a plate of flour

This easy DIY color matching game for toddlers is a clever way to practice color recognition and words, and it’s adaptable to different ages and skill levels!

a multi-colored paper plate with color names written on it with colored clothespins clipped to the outside and on the table next to it

Play Dough Fossils Identification Game is the perfect mix of fun and learning!

a collage of objects being pushed in play dough with title text reading Play Dough Fossils Identification Game Practice With Money Too!

Le Papier Apartment – Printable Paper Doll House game
 a child putting together a printable doll house with scissors and a glass jar of markers on the table

These busy boxes are a great way to keep toddlers and preschoolers occupied for those times that you need a few minutes of quiet.

a collage of plastic boxes filled with various objects with title text reading Busy Boxes Your Kids Will Love

This mess-free color mixing activity for preschoolers couldn’t be simpler, but still is super fun for little ones!

a can of shaving cream, a box of food coloring and a plastic sandwich bag on a counter

Would you rather questions for kids game

pink and yellow plastic boxes filled with legos on a table with more legos on it

“How to Make Unscented Fake Snow” is a great game for you and your toddler

a hand holding fake snow with more fake snow underneath

5 Steps to an Unforgettable Indoor Scavenger Hunt that’s completely indoor

a figurine on a windowsill

Use this cool winter crafts for kids to keep the kids occupied on those chilly winter days.

colored paper, glue stick, pencil, scissors on a table next to a paper christmas tree

DIY Hygge Mini Christmas Trees is a great way to have fun with kids

five colors of yarn, pine cones, scissors, and a glue stick on a table

Fun kids activity and very inexpensive too! Try to make this Simple DIY Friendship Bracelets with kids

a child holding a cardboard circle with yarn strung on it

Contact Paper Ice Skating Rink is a great way to spend time with your kids!

a broom and a ball on a plastic tablecloth with the word Goal written on it

Unicorn crafts for kids, such a great idea to spend time and play together!

paper unicorns on a table

Learning the alphabet has never been so much fun! Kids will love tracing letters with SLIME game!

a plate of white foam with a child using a dot marker to make the letter A with a pink paper next to it with the letter A written on it

How to Make a Giant Floor Maze. Great game for adventurous kids!

colored tape on a wood floor with various toy objects on it to make a maze

More Indoor Games for Kids

Hopefully, you found some indoor games for kids above that your children will love. Still looking for more ideas? Don’t worry, here are more:

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