50 indoor play ideas As we continue to spend more time in our homes, your children might need a little help with deciding what to play. To help inspire your children – and the whole family – we have put together a list of 50 ideas to play at home: Bubble printing and painting Bug hunt Build a bug hotel Build a tall stack with a pack of cards Build your own creation with blocks or lego Camp indoors or in the garden Card games – snap, pairs Charades / Give us a clue Chase your shadow Colour in some of our cartoons Create a movie Create shadow puppets Customise old clothes to make new outfits Drawing games – ‘Pictionary’, noughts and crosses, hangman Fun with balloons – keepy uppy, races with balloons between legs, static on your hair, try and get it to stick to a wall using only static electricity Get creative with toilet roll tubes – make animals, rockets Go on an indoor bear hunt Have a go at juggling Jenga (get creative – use tupperware boxes, empty containers) Make a bookmark for the new Fun in the garden storybook Make a hammock out of a sheet and a table Make a racetrack with masking tape Make a scrap book Make a tower of shoes Make bubbles Make can and string ‘radios’ Make clothes for dolls or teddy bears Make dream catchers Make fingerprint or handprint paintings Make fortunetellers / chatterboxes Make friendship bands Make musical instruments with old household items Make superhero masks and capes with old sheets or fabric Memory games / word association games Musical chairs Musical statues Paint each other’s faces Pass the parcel Pin the tale on the donkey Play tennis with a balloon/rolled up sock and paper plates or hands Pretend to be animals and have a zoo or jungle parade (walk like an elephant or monkey or duck or….) Put on a music festival for your family Put on a puppet performance Sardines Ten pin bowling with re-used plastic pop/juice bottles Use masking tape to create games on the floor – snakes and ladders, obstacle course Use your socks to make funny pictures or spell out words Vegetable printing Who am I? guessing game (sticky note on your forehead with the name of a famous person) Wool/string spiders web – try and climb through it! To count how many your family complete, download and print our checklist Did you know we also have another list of 35 indoor play ideas? Give them a go too!