Stuck indoors? We’re here to help…

With Winter upon us we know it can be tricky keeping the kids entertained during dark evenings and wet weekends. Whether it’s a rainy day or an unexpected school closure…We’ve complied a list of 101 fun things to do indoors with kids.

 

For Nature-Lovers:

For The Crafters:

For Rainy Days Stuck Inside:

  • Have a karaoke session
  • Make a time capsule
  • Make a beeswax wrap 
  • Have a movie matinee with popcorn
  • Do a jigsaw
  • Read your favourite book – try reading for 7 days straight with our chart!
  • Have a family quiz
  • Start a journal
  • Dance around in party clothes
  • Make shadow shapes with a torch
  • Make a band using kitchen utensils as instruments
  • Write a letter to your friend
  • Write a wish list
  • Collect your old toys ready to take to the charity shop
  • Face paint
  • Make a house from a cardboard box
  • Do a wordsearch
  • Play with walkies talkies
  • Make a telephone with paper cups and string

For the Mini Chefs:

For the Gamers:

  • Make paper aeroplanes and see who can throw them the furthest
  • Make paper boats and race them
  • Hide and seek
  • Learn a new card game
  • Play musical statues
  • Play musical bumps
  • Play pass the parcel
  • Play Simon says
  • Play eye spy
  • Indoor bowling
  • Play ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’
  • Musical Chairs
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Pin the tail on the donkey
  • Design and make your own board game
  • Do a treasure hunt around the house
  • Hopscotch
  • Build a den/fort
  • Have a tea party with your toys
  • Put on a fashion show
  • Set up a racing track
  • Have a boat race in the bath
  • Play Jenga
  • Indoor fishing
  • Hula hooping
  • Play tiddlywinks

Learn a New Skill:

Our lovely friends at The Cornwall Wildlife Trust have some fun indoor activities for kids to do! Including making an egg carton crab!

Subscription boxes

Subscription boxes delivered to your door can be worth their weight in gold! Packed with fun and educational activities for kids to do and learn.

 

Craft boxes - Toucan Box 

They say..." The team behind every toucanBox creation is a dedicated group of former teachers, educators and artists.

ToucanBox projects are designed to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity to learn. And while our inspiration stretches across many methods of learning and curriculums, from the National Curriculum to Montessori, each box ultimately champions STEAM. Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths as key touchpoints, children should be thinking creatively: observing, designing, inventing, expressing themselves and solving problems to complete their project. All whilst having a great deal of fun."

 

Baking- Little Cooks

Little Cooks Co is the UK’s first healthy cooking kit for kids. These lovely little boxes offer quality time with children, away from screens and distractions, while cooking up something yummy and healthy together.

 

Designed by Helen, a

registered nutritionist, each monthly box contains an easy to follow recipe and all the dry organic ingredients perfectly measured out to make it, free from refined ingredients like sugar and gluten. The

se lovely kits make cooking with kids fun, easy and healthy! Each kit includes extras that teach children to grow their own food, learn about sustainability and mindfulness through fun, engaging activities! The lovely team at Little Cooks are offering Frugi blog readers an amazing 25% off the price of your first box using the code LCC25 

 

 

STEM- Educational fun from Kiwi co 

kiwiCo is a monthly subscription service that offers kid’s educational projects, crafts, and activities on different themes.

They say- "KiwiCo builds children’s creative confidence and problem-solving skills with award-winning STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects and activities. Every month, each of our lines delivers developmentally appropriate projects, inspiration, and activities created by in-house experts and tested by kids."

 

 

Toys Whirli toy library

Whirli is a subscription children's toy service available in the UK.

A Whirli subscription gives parents and their little one(s) access to a huge shareable toy box for a fixed monthly price of just £9.99 per month. Parents pick the toys they want, we deliver them, and they simply send them back when they are done in exchange for something else. It's easy-peasy, gives parents more for their money, reduces living room clutter, and is environmentally friendly.

Every year, the average child in the UK receives ~£300-£350 of toys from their parents or through gifts. Most of these end up neglected after just a few plays. Spend less on a Whirli subscription or gift, and fill their toy boxes with toys that will keep them entertained and develop their skills.

 

 

Nature- Mud and Bloom

Mud & Bloom connects children to nature. Our monthly subscription box delivers seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box contains everything you need for four growing and craft activities along with nature news and games to teach children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.
Mud & Bloom is created by qualified teachers for children aged 3-8 and supports the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.
Use code FIRSTBOX10  for 10% off a first month to month single or sibling box 

Other ideas?

Facebook groups and pages - search FAMILY LOCKDOWN tips and ideas, PLAN C, Red Ted Art and you can also find meditation, yoga and stories on Cosmic kids YouTube channel!

 

Don't forget we have lots of downloadable Fun stuff at welovefrugi.com! Including colouring-in sheets, cards and puzzles!

 

We asked our Frugi Family what they have been up to with their little ones, you can read their answers here

Let us know if you have found any pages or resources that you love, send us a message on our Frugi Family Facebook group and we'll add it to this blog!

2 Comments

  1. Chrissy Ching

    Thank you everyone at Frugi. I love buying your clothes for my grandchildren. I also visit your shop in Helston, when I am on holiday. My husband and I are retiring to Helston next year, so I will definitely be coming into the shop on a regular basis, as will our visitors! Your values reflect my own. I hope after this current crisis people will remember those who cared, looked after us, and those on the front-line who risked their lives for us. I will be ordering some educational things from your links, instead of Easter eggs this year. I am a lecturer (in horticulture) and besides teaching my students online I am hoping to teach my grandchildren some fun stuff too. Keep up the good work!! Chrissy Ching

  2. Clara Sais

    So helpful! Thanks!

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