Keep The Kids Entertained For Hours This Winter With These 7 Indoor Activities

It can often be too gloomy to venture out over the winter months. Stop cabin fever and the groans of “I’m boreddd” in its tracks with these kid-friendly indoor activities. To help inspire, we’ve partnered with Betty Crocker to round up seven activities that spark fun, creativity, and learning—not to mention special moments of connection. Read on for indoor-spriation.

Go Camping In Your Living Room

You don’t have to venture far or rely on good weather to go ‘camping’. Instead, use a little imagination and transform the living room into an indoor campsite. You can opt to pitch the tent (sans pegs) or simply drape sheets over chairs to form a makeshift hut. Snuggle up with pillows and blankets and do classic camping activities, such as card games, over mugs of hot chocolate. If everyone’s up for it, you could even make it an overnight adventure.

Get Baking With Betty Crocker Kids

Kids love the opportunity to don an apron and help with baking. Let them unleash their creativity with Betty Crocker. The much-loved baking brand has recently launched two kid-friendly mixes, just in time for the indoor weather ahead. Bring a rainbow of foolproof fun to the kitchen with Rainbow Chip Party Cake or Rainbow Cookie. It’s an enjoyable way to spend time together and you’ll be rewarded with delicious, comforting baking—a win, win!

Cut Shapes On The Dance Floor

There’s nothing like a good boogie to create a shift in energy. Move the coffee table aside and create your very own dance floor. Queue everyone’s favourite songs and embrace a daytime disco. Alternatively, check out YouTube or TikTok to learn a dance routine together. And don’t hold yourself back—lean into the fun and get groovin’. Carefree moments like these make the best memories.

Host A Movie Night

Another living room adventure! Bring the cinema experience to your home and host the ultimate movie night. Determine the screening time and set the scene by arranging the sofas to replicate aisle seating. Set up a snack bar with cinema faves, including cartons of buttery popcorn. Kids will love crafting the finishing touches, such as invites, movie posters, and tickets. Finally, sit back, relax, and enjoy quality time together.

Put On A Play

See where their unique imaginations take them by putting on a play. Start by crafting the narrative, or create an adaption of their favourite book. Encourage them to create a set from cardboard boxes and raid wardrobes for costumes. Schedule the grand performance for the end of the day and let the (no doubt hilarious) action unfold. And make them feel like total superstars by inviting family and neighbours around for the exclusive show—featuring selfies withe stars, of course.

Bring The Classroom Home 

Dive into engaging STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) activities to foster kids' natural curiosity. Build an epic marble run to learn about physics. Experiment with baking soda and vinegar to discover chemical reactions. Build a bridge with ice-block sticks as a gateway to engineering. You can even use Lego as a means to learn basic coding! The internet has you covered with simple projects to set up with common household objects. Good luck!

Compile The Ultimate Craft Box

Secure a fishing tackle box (or similar) and load it with craft supplies. Think: coloured card, pencils, pom poms, pipe cleaners, buttons… the works! Keep it at the ready for rainy days and let them channel their inner Picasso. For more structured crafts, Pinterest remains your BFF. Consider their interests and try something new, such as jewellery making, cross stitching, card making, crochet or sculpting with air-dry clay.

Spend quality time with the kids and get baking with Betty Crocker this winter. To celebrate the new Kids range, we’re giving readers the chance to win a family holiday worth $5,000. Click here for details on how to be in to win. Check out the fun and oh-so-delicious Kids Mixes here.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Betty Crocker and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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