If you’re looking for fun indoor activities for kids - we have the guide for you!
To make navigating this list of fun activities for kids easy, we’ve organised the ideas by activity type - arts & crafts, indoor play activities, education and games.
There are so many fun things to do with kids that parents may even want to join in on some of the activities, too! Whatever your child’s interests, they are sure to be delighted with these great rainy day activity ideas:
Fun Activities For Kids:
Indoor Activities for Kids - 79 fun ideas!
Most of these fun activities for kids are budget-friendly or even free! And some of these rainy day activities don’t even require parental supervision - win!
From simple arts & crafts to the best indoor playgrounds and classic activities for kids at home such as playing board games, baking sweet treats or creating a pillow fort. Your kids will never be bored or run out of things to do.
Rain, hail or even shine, the following indoor activities for kids is the ONLY indoor activity guide that you’ll ever need. Pin it to your desktop or share it with friends on social media - you’ll be coming back to it whenever the kids are in need of fun things to do indoors!
Arts & Crafts
- Make homemade slime or sparkly galaxy playdough
- Paint pet rocks
- Fly paper planes
- Create a cereal box aquarium
- Make an egg grass head
- Make your own lava lamp
- Make a silly pom pom animal
- Paint by numbers
- Paint with marbles
- Make a paper plate animal
- Create a colourful masterpiece using scratch art
- Make finger puppets and put on a show for the family!
- Make friendship bracelets
- Create your own perfume
- Make a toilet roll fairy castle
- Create a tile mosaic
- Draw your own comic book
- Flower pressing
- Make a picture scrapbook
- Paint and decorate tree branches
Code Camp Fun
Code Camp is the BEST way for kids to beat the boredom! Our fun holiday camps are both educational and entertaining - offering kids the chance to learn how to code, design their own games and even master the basics of DJing!
We have a range of fun activities to do online and in person including our popular Spark Camp where kids aged 7-12 can start their coding journey and our NEW camps for kids, Code Your Own DC Super Hero Game and Drone Camp!
Does your child love vlogging or watching YouTube videos? Then enrol them into the online YouTube Creators Camp! Or let their imagination and creativity run free in our Animation Camp!
Indoor Play Activities
- 21. Visit an indoor playground or trampoline park
- 22. Go bowling or make your own bowling alley at home
- 23. Go indoor rock climbing
- 24. Visit a roller skating or ice skating rink
- 25. Play a round of laser tag
- 26. Escape to a virtual reality room
- 27. Build a pillow fort
- 28. Create your own indoor cinema
- 29. Learn and perform a dance routine
- 30. Sing karaoke
- 31. Build an indoor obstacle course
- 32. Create a treasure hunt
- 33. Have a pillow sack race
- 34. Build a race track
- 35. Throw a party
- 36. Do kids yoga
- 37. Go indoor fishing
- 38. Visit an arcade
- 39. Go to a Smash Room
- 40. Learn to create different hairstyles
- 41. Play Pictionary
- 42. Bake a cake
- 43. Read a new book
- 44. Visit a museum
- 45. Build a robot
- 46. Play with magnets
- 47. Make a viewfinder
- 48. Visit a science museum
- 49. Visit an aquarium
- 50. Research your family tree
- 51. Research a new topic
- 52. Watch a historic movie
- 53. Make homemade popping candy
- 54. Learn to play an instrument
- 55. Take part in a STEM scavenger hunt
- 56. Learn a new language
- 57. Make flashcards
- 58. Learn scriptwriting and lettering
- 59. Build a 3D structure
- 60. Learn how to draw in 3D
- 61. Play “Freeze!”
- 62. Play a round of Twister
- 63. Try a classic board game like Monopoly, Cluedo or Scrabble
- 64. Play Hide & Seek
- 65. Play Bingo
- 66. Make a homemade carnival game: this can be a great way to bring the outdoor novelty of carnival games home, and all you need is what you’ve got lying around the house!
- 67. Play Charades
- 68. Play “The Floor is Lava!”
- 69. Solve a puzzle
- 70. Play Hide & Seek in the dark
- 71. Play Hangman
- 72. Make a homemade indoor boomerang
- 73. Go indoor sock skating
- 74. Play a detective game
- 75. Create your own game
- 76. Film your own movie or music video
- 77. Play indoor mini golf
- 78. Play Chinese Checkers
- 79. Play Jenga
- 80. Play balloon tennis or balloon volleyball
School holiday activities
Need some inspiration for finding fun school holiday activities for kids? We’ve researched and listed the BEST kids school holiday activities to keep your kids entertained! Whether you are looking for fun school holiday activities in Melbourne or fun school holiday activities in Canberra, or need some help coming up with rainy day activities to do with the kids during school holidays, Code Camp has you covered!
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Parents! Are you looking for fun holiday and after-school activities for your kids? Then head over to Code Camp! Our fun and educational holiday camps aim to empower children to harness their creativity and imagination. Online camps are also available!