How to Have Fun Indoors Without Electronics or Devices
Stuck inside? These are great tips for how to have fun indoors without electronics or devices.
There are always going to be days when you’re stuck indoors. It might be too cold outside, bad weather, or you just need to spend the day inside.
Regardless of how you ended up here, you and your family are now stuck inside for the day. Your first thought might be to spend the day catching up on TV or playing games on the computer, but there are a ton of really fun indoor activities that don’t involve any electronics or devices!
If you need a few electronic-free ways to spend a day inside, here are a few ideas to get you started!
Play board games
There are a few board games that include electronics or the TV, but there are also a wide variety of board games you can play that don’t require any electronics or devices!
Games such as Monopoly, Trouble, UNO, Sequence, or even the classic game of Pictionary are all really fun ways to spend the day indoors.
Bake something from scratch
Baking can be a fun way to spend the day indoors, but it can also but a really fun family activity. Get the whole family involved and make something from scratch.
Pizza dough, muffins, biscuits, or even bread can be a really fun way to spend your afternoon! If you want to take this a step further, you could even do a little meal prep as a family and get cooking.
Have a paper airplane contest
Grab a few sheets of paper and see who can make the best paper airplane! This is a really fun activity and you can get really creative with them! You can even break out the craft supplies and see who can decorate the best airplane as well.
Read a book together
If you want, you could also have independent reading time, but reading together as a family is also a really fun bonding activity that your whole family will enjoy! Pick an appropriate book for the whole family and read it together! You can take turns reading, or you can be the one to read it to your kids.
Put on a skit or play
Break out your best costumes and dress up clothes and put on a play! This can be a really fun activity to do that doesn’t involve any electronics whatsoever! Have each person come up with their own character and see what kind of fun play you can make!
You could even take this a step further and create a script for your play. At the end of the day, put on a performance and enjoy some free theatre at home!
Create a small family band
You don’t need musical instruments in order to have a family band! Beans in a jar and your own voice can make some pretty interesting tunes! This is a great way to get a little bit creative and even write a “hit” song with your family.
unleash your inner artist or crafter!
Stay at home days are perfect for arts and crafts! You can make the activity open-ended or plan a specific craft to make together. The possibilities are endless.
resources to get you started:
- 10 Ways Moms Who Don’t Do Crafts Can Get Crafty With Their Kids
- A Simple Way to Paint and Reconnect With Your Kids
- Over 100 Craft Ideas For Kids!
Conduct a Science experiment or Engineering challenge
This idea is a great way to just tap into fun. You don’t have to make a mess to have fun with science experiments. Even simple science experiments will wow your kids. And if you really want to impress them, do something ultra cool like make slime or play dough. It’s all in the name of science after all!
Check out these science experiment ideas:
- How to make a crystal rainbow
- Super fun kitchen science experiments for the summer
- Simple Spring Science Experiments your kids will love
Another great indoor activity is to challenge your kids to build something cool. You can do LEGO building challenges, build a marble run, or even give your kids a bunch of recycled materials and some tape and challenge them to build anything their hearts desire!
Great ideas for Engineering activities:
Whether you are looking for less screen time around your home, or just time spent not in front of the TV for a change, hopefully these electronic and device free ideas will help get you started.