Bad Weather Indoor Activities

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Staying indoors during bad weather is a good idea. But now what? Its always nice to take advantage of a bad weather day by spending some quality time with your family. Here are some ideas for indoor activities.

Modeling Clay

The possibilities are endless, have some on hand or look for online recipes for making your own.


Use crayons, colored pencils, markers, make artwork and hang it up.

Coloring Book

Great practice for coloring inside the lines and many coloring books contain activities like mazes and puzzles.

Make Homemade Cards

Make cards ahead for birthdays, just because, and holidays. Can also be a good time to get creative for invitations for your next family party.

Reading Time

Everyone can pick their favorite books and read together.

Create a Book

Everyone can make their own stories, illustrations, and books or work together to make a unique family book.

Big Box Fun

Save a big cardboard box or several and get creative! Everyone can take turns with the box or work together to really turn it into something great!

Dress Up

Always fun to dress up in different costumes and pretend to be different characters. Take it a step further and make new costumes. Maybe even make a play to surprise your next visitors.

Jewelry Making

Make some jewelry trying different techniques and materials. Make them for yourselves, each other, or for future gifts.


Cold day? Great way to warm up the house. Make cookies and cupcakes to decorate.


Work on smaller ones or get a big one and work on it together. Make it more challenging by hiding the picture or not telling anyone what it is.

Board Game

There are so many fun board games for all ages. Play against each other or in teams. Winner gets to pick the next game.

Movie Time

Find a new movie to watch together or let everyone pick their favorite. Bonus points if you make a fun snack together.


Being stuck inside is no excuse to not be active. Pick an upbeat workout video to try and laugh at each other not being perfectly coordinated.

Learning Time

Great time to find something new on the internet to learn about and share with each other. New discoveries are being made everyday.

Puppet Show

Make a puppet show individually or in teams. Bonus points if everyone makes their own puppets.

Make a Fort

Use sheets, the dining room table, chairs.

Camp In

Set up camp somewhere inside. Pitch a tent, pack snacks, sleep on the floor.


Have a pile of pictures that need to be put in a scrapbook or album? Work together and be creative. You could also look at old family albums. Learn/teach about your family tree and enjoy telling family stories.


Make decorations. Have a holiday coming up? Get a head start on putting up decorations. Make seasonal decorations.





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Teresa Reed

This mom loves home and everyone in it!

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