Six engaging indoor activities for children

Six engaging indoor activities for children

As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, making it difficult to spend time outdoors, it may be harder to keep your child entertained. Here are six great indoor activity ideas that will not only amuse your little one but also support their learning.

  1. Indoor scavenger hunt

You can easily adapt the classic style of a scavenger hunt to suit any age group. Hide a selection of objects around the house or garden and give your child a list of things to find. For younger children, you can use simple items such as soft toys, spoons or books. Older children can get a more challenging list, including items such as

  • a plant with green leaves,
  • something that starts with the letter ‘s’, and
  • a toy that makes noise.
  1. Pizza making

This is a great activity for getting your little one involved in cooking. Let your child mix the dough, choose and add toppings and even help wash up afterwards! Getting your child involved in making a pizza also provides a great opportunity to teach them about healthy eating and how different toppings affect their meal’s nutritional value.

  1. Fort building

This is a classic indoor activity that every child will love! All you need are some blankets or sheets, chairs and cushions. Older children can build a more complex fort using furniture, while younger children can simply drape a blanket over a table. Forts are great for encouraging imaginative play – once it is built, your child can use it as a base for all kinds of fun games!

  1. Indoor picnic

A great way to keep your little one occupied is by making mealtimes more fun. Instead of eating at the dining table, lay out a blanket on the floor and have a picnic! You can even let your child help prepare the food, which is an effective way to get them involved in cooking.

  1. Water-based painting

This simple but fun activity is perfect for younger children. All you need is some washable paint and a brush. Your child can then paint on any surface, including walls, floors and furniture, without making any mess! When they’re done, simply wash the paint away with water.

  1. Arts and crafts

You can never go wrong with arts and crafts! Start with something simple like colouring or drawing, and then get more creative with clay or modelling dough. You can even explore online resources for easy DIY crafts that your children will love.

Indoor play at Learning Ladder

Learning Ladder’s educational program will provide plenty of opportunities for your child to engage in indoor and outdoor play-based learning experiences, including painting, building and creating activities, cooperative and imaginative play and physical activities. These child-led experiences will help your little one develop important social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. Get in touch today to learn more about our quality educational programs.


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