7 Practical Tips for Keeping Your Kids Happy and Engaged Indoors

7 Practical Tips for Keeping Your Kids Happy and Engaged Indoors

Board games provide an excellent opportunity to connect safely and bond with your family while indoors. Among other benefits, they can improve social interaction, strategic thinking, and reasoning.

Use board games to your advantage by choosing ones that are age-appropriate and fun for everyone. Monopoly, Chess, and Checkers are hard to beat, but here are some other classic and modern board games for passing time and having fun:

● Exploding Kittens

● The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

● MicroMacro: Crime City

● Sorry!

● Kingdomino

● Poetry for Neanderthals

● Ticket to Ride

5. Write and Perform a Play Together

One of the most creative ways to keep your children entertained and engaged is by writing a play with them. You can help them develop a script, choose characters, and come up with costumes — and then you can do the play with them! You might be surprised by how much this enhances your child’s creativity and imagination, which are vital skills they will use throughout their lives!

Also, to avoid the script from being lost, it’s a good idea to use this to scan a document and save it as a PDF. That way, you can share it with friends and family, and make sure you can retain this precious memory forever!

6. Make a Sensory Bin

Another idea is to create a sensory bin for your kiddos to play with at home. Fill a plastic container with materials (e.g., dried beans, rice, sand, etc.) that will let your child engage in sensory exploration for hours on end. You can add various toys or objects, such as plastic animals or small shovels, to create a fun theme that keeps your child engaged. Sensory play helps children develop their senses and improves cognitive development in addition to providing healthy entertainment!

7. Host Your Own Olympics

Lastly, arranging a family Olympics day can go a long way toward getting your kids active and spending quality time together. Start by picking out a few events that everyone can participate in, such as a relay race or a tug-of-war. Set up stations around your home or backyard and award points for each event. At the end of the day, you can crown a champion and celebrate with a special treat (ice cream sundaes, anyone?).


As crucial as it is to keep your children engaged, it’s equally important to focus on activities that bring them joy and happiness. The indoor activities above provide a healthy balance of education and fun, and they can also help minimize the stress and anxiety that come with trauma. Try a few different activities until you find some that meet your children’s needs, and you’ll have a consistent routine that benefits your whole family in no time!

FROG Reviews and Ramblings has all the stories, tips, and reviews you need. Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out!

About Sandy

Animated Social Media Icons by Acurax Wordpress Development Company
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On InstagramVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On Linkedin