Stuck at home? This Indoor Bucket List is filled with simple and fun activities to keep the whole family entertained, all without even leaving the house!
I have a love/hate relationship with bucket lists.
On the one hand, they keep our family creative. We love planning out the activities and checking them off our lists, especially in the summer or around Christmas time.
But on the other hand, they can easily get overwhelming.
There’s already so much going on with our family of 6. So bucket lists that are long and elaborate just stress me out.
But short, simple ones? Those are my jam.
They’re doable. And they make sure we still squeeze in lots of fun!
AN INDOOR BUCKET LIST FOR SIMPLE FAMILY FUN
I love getting our family outdoors.
But what about the times when it’s not possible? Bad weather, tired parents, sleeping babies…Sometimes it just doesn’t work out.
Luckily, there’s still plenty of fun to be had indoors. (It’s also a great way to have fun without spending tons of money!)
And that’s exactly what we had in mind when we came up with this Indoor Bucket List. My kids helped me come up with 20 super-simple ideas we could all enjoy together without even leaving the house.
It’s short and completely doable. And most of the activities are completely free!
Click here to grab yourself a copy of the indoor bucket list so you can get started right away!
Right now, we’re stuck at home due to extended school closures. So we currently have a lot of time to spend together!
We get outside whenever the weather allows it. But we also wanted to make sure we spent some intentional time together indoors as well.
If you’re stuck at home too, this bucket list of indoor activities will help your family build simple, special memories you’ll cherish for years to come!
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1. Family movie night
Family movie nights are a great way to relax together. Watch old favorites or discover something new. And don’t forget the popcorn!
2. Make a new treat
How about trying a new recipe? And while you’re at it, get the kids involved so they can learn some cooking skills too.
3. Make a fort
Kids always love a good fort. But things could get even more creative when the grownups get involved.
4. Pizza and movie night
Forget cooking! Grab some pizza and gather around the TV. (If you have little kids, lay out a blanket and eat picnic-style for less mess on the ground.)
5. Dance party
It’s time to try out some new moves! Turn up everyone’s favorite songs and have fun. And for a bonus, add a fun dance light like this.
6. Make paper airplanes
How creative can you get? Come up with your own designs, or find some great tutorials online or in library books.
7. Do puzzles together
Puzzles are a great way to spend time at home. But when life gets busy, they can get pushed to the back burner. If you have older kids, try a bigger puzzle that will take a couple of days to complete.
8. Family game night
Pull out a game (or two) and have a game night. Need new game ideas? Check out this list from Chris Loves Julia.
9. YouTube art video
YouTube is filled with great art channels for kids, like this one. But doing a video together is a fun way to see different interpretations of the same thing.
10. Make a stop motion video
Stop motion videos take a lot of time, but produce incredible results. It’s easy to get sucked into making more and more! (Here’s a simple tutorial from What’s Up Moms.)
11. FaceTime extended family
If you’re stuck at home, seeing the faces of loved ones is a great way to pass the time. Grandparents, cousins and other family members would love a chance to say hi.
12. FaceTime a friend
Are your kids missing a friend? Call them up! It’s a great way to spend time with friends without planning a playdate.
13. Make playdough
Playdough always seems to provide endless entertainment. But have you ever made your own? It’s soft, lasts forever, and besides, kids think it’s super cool to make their own. Try this simple recipe from How We Learn.
14. Read a book together
Pile on the couch and grab some comfy pillows! Let the kids pick their favorite books, or if they’re old enough, read a longer book to them over several days.
15. Have breakfast for dinner
Mix things up at dinnertime and make breakfast. You won’t hear much complaining about what’s for dinner!
16. Kid’s choice activity
Kids don’t often get to choose what the family does. So give them a chance to pick an activity. You might be surprised by what they come up with.
17. Play charades
Charades is fun. But charades with kids? It’s downright hilarious. Try this classic game and prepare to be entertained.
18. Have an indoor campout
If the weather isn’t cooperating, no worries. Bring the campout inside! Set up a tent, grab some sleeping bags and call it a night. The kids will love it.
19. Make ice cream sundaes
Time for some ice cream! Set out an array of toppings and let the kids fill their bowls for a yummy treat.
20. Watch family videos
It doesn’t matter if they’re digital or ancient, family movies are a great way to relive and share memories.
What activities does your family love to do at home?
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