10 Indoor Activities for Kids (and Moms too)

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Whether it’s the middle of winter, an unbearably hot summer day, or raining outside, moms– I mean, kids need some indoor activities to keep from going stir crazy. Here are ten indoor activities for kids to keep them active:

1. Coffee & Play Place

If Starbucks and McDonalds had a baby, these coffee and play places would be their kid. Ok, so the coffee isn’t as good as Starbucks, but it’s coffee. Plus, the kids get to run around in a giant padded jungle gym. Win-win.

2. Trampoline Park

Let your little ones jump and bounce around for hours at a trampoline park. Typically, they offer a schedule with options based on the age of your children.

3. Open Swim

Pools and swim schools typically host an open swim time during the week. Kudos to you, if you can find one with a heated pool.

4. Mall Play Area

If your kid likes to climb on things, the play place at the mall is all the rage. Plus, the floors are almost always padded, so even the littlest of little’s can join the fun.

5. Open Gym

Most gymnastics places host an open gym time, during the week. This is an excellent way for kids to get sweaty and have some fun.

6. Museums

Local museums are a great place to walk around and see new things. Bonus– the kids might even learn something. If you check the website ahead, you will find that some museums offer free or discounted admission on certain days of the week.

7. Library

The library is a great place to keep kids entertained in the winter. In addition to having plenty of reading material, they have a variety of classes for children of all ages to participate in.

8. Aquarium

Take a stroll and enjoy a few hours staring at swimming creatures floating by. Maybe, grab some lunch afterward. You can make a whole day out of this one.

9. Classes

Dance class. Karate class. Music class. You get the idea. Sign your kid up for a class that he or she would enjoy.

10. Play Date

Set up a play date with a friend. It still counts as getting out of the house, and you don’t even have to change out of your yoga pants unless you want to. (Affiliate link, see below.)

This is a repost of the article I originally published on Her View From Home.

P.S. If you liked this post, you may also like Over 100 Easy Kids Activities That are Surprisingly Fun.