5 Indoor Activities for Kids

5 indoor activities for kids

While many of you are busting out of hibernation after an awfully long winter, those of us who live in Arizona are making our way indoors to avoid the triple digit heat! And because all of the kids have been out of school for weeks now, we’ve probably heard our fair share of complaints about summer boredom already (please tell me I am not the only one!) So, in an effort to keep the kids busy and away from the TV and video games all day, I wanted to feature 5 fun indoor activities for kids that have been linked up to our Thursday link parties. Enjoy!

The kids and I are going to try making this Homemade Gak today. Visit Lil’ Luna for the recipe and how to.

homemade gak recipe

I absolutely LOVE how creative these felt monsters are, from It’s Always¬† Autumn. Use the free patterns included in the post and then let your kids get creative by designing their own little monsters. Adorable!


Start saving your bottle caps and then make these fun bottle cap stamps from Kiki’s Korner. I always seem to have those foam stickers laying around in random shapes- what a great way to use them up.

bottle cap stamps

I think making your own play dough is one thing every kid needs to experience. And if it smells good like this Kool-Aid Play Dough from The 36th Avenue, well that’s even better!

koolaid playdough

This idea brought back memories of my childhood! We used to play it with a cup of water and a spoon, but using a thimble is even cuter! Get the simple directions for the thimble game at Over the Big Moon.

the thimble game

Have a safe (and cool!) summer!!!

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. I want to make the homemade play-doh for myself. I love the store kind but the kool-aid flavored sounds delish. Hah. Cute ideas:)

  2. That gak looks goopy and good! :) Will have to try it out. :)

  3. Ah we have those foam stickers EVERYWHERE. I never thought of making them into stamps. Brilliant idea! Will definitely try out some of the others too – the gak looks like so much fun :)

  4. Thank you so much for sharing! I am pinning :)

  5. How funny!!!!!!!!!!!! We just made felt monsters on Tuesday! Except it was a follow up lesson in using the sewing machine and the kids did it all themselves!

  6. i made this with my grands in nevada, back home to florida and am making it with 2 more of the grands…………….they loved making it and playing with it!