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The weather is cooling down and the kids start spending less and less time outside, which means they often get bored stuck inside and want you to entertain them.

Here are 10 simple but fun games to play with the kids to help keep them entertained this Winter:

  1. Balloon tennis – safe and fun tennis for indoors.
  2. Noughts and crosses –  make your own game! 
  3. Car maze - create a maze for the cars to travel through.
  4. Ball toss – practise colours and throwing.
  5. Ring toss – entertaining fun and easy to make.
  6. Magnetic fishing – make your own magnetic fishing game.
  7. Ball target – practise ball throwing skills.
  8. ‘Laser’ maze –  use a hallway for a crepe paper maze.
  9. Miniature bowling -  fun marble bowls.
  10. Paper plane competition – design a plane and compete for points.

How do you entertain the kids when it’s horrible outside? Please share in the comments below.



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  • Love the magnetic fishing game – so clever!

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  • Thanks for your post – it is great to do some of these things when littlies come over.

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  • Great ideas ! I love the laser maze, so inventive !!
    I’m not too keen on throwing balls in the house, after broken lamp shades and what more…

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  • Wow those are some amazing ideas- definitely sharing!

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  • I am entertaining my baby by singing as he is just 7 months now. but these wiĺl be helpful in the near future.

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  • Thanks for the great ideas! My little ones get bored easily so I’m always looking for new ideas.

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  • These are so cool. I love the Laser Maze, very inventive!

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  • Lovely ideas, especially for the younger ones !
    We love board games too and building indoor huts with blankets and furniture, board games, sjoelen / jakkolo, crafts, sew and knit work, Build-a-Bear school, an afternoon of baking together or simply invite friends over for a cuppa and a play.

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  • Such brilliant ideas for keeping the kids occupied.

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  • Make a cubby house using old boxes, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags… Always a great way to spend a day indoors!! :-)

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  • some great ideas here especially for the really little ones. We have a lego day where we all make all manner of things, yep, Mum included (so much fun) A Lego day is always a must each school holidays and even my teenage daughter loves it.

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  • GREAT article just in time for the approaching second week of the school holidays. Love the lazer tag one!

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  • My son is way past these in age but I love them. They’re all fantastic. We’ve always had many board games in our house too — and love everything from card games, to board games.

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  • these are fun ideas and will come in handy for this school holiday break. I will have to get the kids to try these out. The paper plane comp will be fun.

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  • Wow, what a cool article. Thanks for posting. Some great ideas.

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