Cheap Indoor Winter Activity for Kids

This Indoor Winter Activity idea is amazingly simple and my kids love it! It is so easy to assemble and entertains the kids for hours!

You just need 3 items that you can easily pick up at the Dollar Tree Store for a buck each and you will get endless hours of fun. Check out more of these easy crafts How to Make Finger Paints for Toddlers, How to Make a Visual Toddler Routine Chart and How to Make Cinnamon PlayDough at Home

Indoor Winter Activity

With temps going to -30F tomorrow, I decided to try something crafty to give the girls some exercise. Because obviously, we aren’t going to be going to the park anytime soon…

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What you will need for this Indoor Winter Activity:


For this Indoor Winter Activity you will need masking tape, some pom poms, and something to hold the pom poms in (like a plastic cup). All of these can be bought at the store or you might already have the items in your craft stash.

How long does it take to make this?

This Indoor Winter Activity set up takes about 5 mins. Not including the time it took to clear all the toys off the floor and vacuuming said floor 😉

How to make it:

Mark a straight line on your floor using the masking tape. Then mark more lines to cross over. Till you have something like this…

Indoor Winter activity with masking tape

How to play:

Toss the pom-poms in the air, so that they land in and around the masking tape grid. Now ask your toddler to walk only on the tape, and collect all the pom-poms. That’s it! Repeat and repeat until the fun ends.

Indoor Winter activity for kids

Who wins:

Mommy wins because the toddler gets some exercise, and that was the goal!

Indoor Winter activity

I did not expect this indoor winter activity to entertain the girls as much as it did today. We played this game a whole bunch of times, and then made up different versions of our own. Like holding the tape on your head and walking on the lines. Or jumping from quadrant to quadrant without stamping on the lines. It was a good 2 hours of fun.

Then Daddy came home and the Indoor Winter Activity began again 🙂

More Kid Activity ideas!

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This Indoor Winter Activity was fun and easy and best of all I had everything I needed at home already. Masking Tape is a great supply to keep on hand, you can use it to mark our roads on the floor for kids to drive their cars on or use it to create an indoor hopscotch my marking out the blocks and having the kids jump. Hang in there friend, for winter is sure to end soon and spring will be in the air!

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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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