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31 Boredom Busting Indoor Games for Kids

31 Boredom Busting Indoor Games for Kids

Are the kids home all day for summer break or just a rainy day? Don’t lose your mind being stuck at home use these 31 Boredom Busting indoor games for kids. Our free printable kid’s activity calendar has 31 days of screen-free activities for kids to make it through their day at home.

You can print out the list to hang on your fridge and be ready with fun game ideas for kids. Or cut it up and place it in an I’m bored jar the kids can reach in and grab. They’ll never run out of things to do again.

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31 Days of Boredom Buster Indoor Games for Kids

Free Printable Activity Calendar

Free Printable Activity Calendar with Fun Indoor Games & Activities for Kids.

Need more details about how to play the games? Follow below for more information on our 31 Indoor Games & Activities for kids.

Day 1 – Paper Airplane Contest

Let the kids fold a paper airplane and decorate it with crayons. Then see who’s airplane can fly the furthest. Make it more of a challenge by adding a paperclip to the tip of the plane.

Day 2 – 10 Minute Lego Challenge

Give the kids a bin of Lego pieces and give them 10 minutes to create something. When 10 minutes is up have them show you what they made. To make it more of a challenge give them a topic of what to create. For instance a building, motor vehicle, zoo, or village.

Day 3 – Board Game Marathon

Break out the board games and let each kid pick a game they want to play. Make some popcorn and hang out together playing games.

Day 4 – Make an Obstacle Course

Let the kids create an obstacle course to run through. You’ll be amazed at how much time they spend creating it and remaking it over and over.

Day 5 – Play Hot Lava

To play Hot Lava kids need to get from one side of the room to the other without touching the ground or Hot Lava. Let them throw some pillows or items around the house to hop from place to place. Just like the obstacle course, they can keep changing up the route to get to the other side of the room.

Day 6 – Do a Puzzle Together

Put out a puzzle for the family to do together. Or try this fun & free online version of puzzles from I’m a puzzle.

Day 7 – Nerf Targets

Set up some Nerf Targets for the kids to shoot. Get some ideas from our DIY Targets made with things you have in your home.

Day 8 – Play a Card Game

Play card games you have at home from Go Fish to Uno. Here are some of our favorite games for family game night.

Day 9 – Bake Together

Kids love to cook with you so bake something delicious and enjoy eating it together.

Day 10 – Make Your Own Mad Libs

Mad Libs is a game where certain words are left out of a story and kids need to fill it in without knowing the content. The funny part is reading it back and seeing what the answers are.

To play at home have the kids write a story leaving out a word in each sentence. Then read it to their siblings to add in words. If the kid are small then have the parents write the story.

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Day 11 – Do a Science Experiment

Create a fun science experiment for the kids to do. Need some ideas? Check out these fun experiments for home:

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Make Rain Clouds in a Jar

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Day 12 – Drawing Challenge

Challenge the kids to do Shadow Art with their favorite toys. This is a fun outdoor art activity where the kids trace the shadows of their favorite toys in sidewalk chalk or on paper. Get some Shadow Art Ideas.

You could also give the kids a topic and ask them to draw something to represent it. Examples – flowers, homes, friends, family, playground, beach

Or use these free printable Unicorn Coloring Pages.

Day 13 – Bowling

Take some empty water bottles and line them up like bowling pins. Use a soft ball you have at home as your bowling ball. Let the kids try to knock down the bowling pins.

Day 14 – Make Up A Dance

Challenge the kids to pick a song and make up a dance to it. If the kids are older they can create something for Tik Tok.

Day 15 – Dress Up as Your Favorite Super Hero

If you have costumes at home dress up and let the kids run around and pretend to be Super Heroes. If you don’t have a costume pin a pillow slip to the back of their shirt to make a cape.

Day 16 – Build A Fort

Let the kids use blankets, couches, and chairs to build a cool fort. After their done playing let them read books in their fort.

Day 17 – Create a Silly Costume

Let the kids go through their closet and create silly costumes. Then take funny pictures.

Day 18 – Play Balloon Tennis

Play balloon Tennis by making tennis rackets with tape a wooden spoon to a paper plate. Then use that to bat a balloon back and forth.

Day 19 – Play Family Pictionary

Have one person create some Pictionary topics and place them folded up in a bowl. Create family teams and let each team draw a topic and let their teammates guess the answer in a one-minute time frame.

Grab our free printable Charades Words work great for Pictionary too.

Day 20 – Make Slime

Kids love to make slime and will enjoy making it and playing with it for days. Get some recipes on Pinterest.

Day 21 – Decorate Your Bedroom Door

Give the kids some construction paper, crayons and any craft items you have at home. Let them decorate the paper and hang them on their bedroom doors.

Day 22 – Play Hide & Seek

It’s a classic game but really loved by kids.

Day 23 – Cook a New Recipe Together

Search for a new recipe together to find something you all might like to eat. Then enjoy making a new recipe for lunch or dinner. Get ideas on our Meals for Families page with dinners, snacks and desserts.

Day 24 – Build Tracks for Race Cars

Use painter’s tape to create a race track on your floor to drive matchbox cars. If you want to race the cars have the kids help you create a ramp to launch the cars. Raise up a box or books on an angle to use as a ramp. Making your own race track is part of the fun!

See this done in our Cardboard Box Games.

Day 25 – Scavenger Hunt

Make a scavenger hunt for the kids to go on in your local neighborhood or nature trail. Here are a few free printable scavenger hunts you can use.

Day 26 – Family Minute to Win It Games

Kids love to play quick Minute to Win It Games. They can play them on their own trying to beat the clock or playing against another player.

Here are 20 Easy Minute to Win It Games or if your kids are older try our Minute to Win it Game for Teens & Tweens.

Day 27 – Make Pasta Jewelry

Open a box of dry pasta and let the kids color the pasta with markers. Then let the kids string them onto a piece of yarn.

Day 28 – Look at Old Photos Together

Kids love to see baby pictures of themselves or other family members. Look back at old family photo albums or pictures you have on the computer.

Day 29 – Family Yoga or Home Exercise

Get the wiggles out by doing jumping jacks or running in place. Or if you need them to relax do some family yoga.

Day 30 – Make a Family Time Capsule

Let the kids collect small things around the house they’d like to add to a family capsule. Kids can then decorate a box to put all the items into. This could be as simple as a shoebox covered in construction paper. Then put the box away to be opened at a time you specify.

Day 31 – Freeze Dance

It’s been 31 Days and the kids really need to get the wiggles out. Time to do freeze dance. Play the music and let the kids dance. When the music stops the kids need to freeze. If they move their out.

**If you don’t have enough kids for freeze dance just do a fun dance party.

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Do you feel better now about keeping your kids from getting bored and driving you crazy? These fun indoor games for kids will keep them happy and occupied. The best part is there screen-free activities for kids to help in your battle against electronics.

Make sure to print out your 31 Day Calendar with Boredom Busting Indoor Games for kids.

Are You Bored Pull Tabs

140 I'm Bored Jar activity ideas to hang on your fridge to entertain your kids. Say goodby to boredom with indoor activities, outdoor activities, and things to do in your local community. A fun way to entertain kids at home this summer and all year long.

Another option is to put up an “I’m Bored” pull tab sheet you can hang on your fridge or bulletin board to give kids ideas without you having to tell them.

Try these cute Are You Bored flyers I made for my kids. It has Indoor activities, outdoor activities, activities to try all day, and local community activity ideas. I use these all year round.

Do you have a kid’s activity you love to do with your kids at home? Share it in the comments so we can all work together to entertain our kids.

More Fun Kids Activities and Games for Kids

Here are a few more fun ways to keep the kids busy and happy on school breaks.

Make sure to print out your 31-Day Activity Calendar

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