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Gift Ideas for Family Fun with Kids – Indoor Edition

Here are some things you might need when you’re trapped in the house with your family. Whether it’s due to snow days, sick days or holidays, being stuck inside can be a ton of fun. When the time for present-buying is near, sometimes it’s easier, and more budget-friendly to buy a gift for the whole household. These gift ideas for family fun will ensure that anytime stuck inside together will be a blast. I can’t think of a better gift than that!

Giant Microbes germ toys

Gift Ideas for Family Fun

Of course, there are a ton of things to do involving electronic devices. But, let’s get away from those screens for a while and have more hands-on fun.

DIY Kits

These DIY kits are not just fun; they’re educational. Together, you’ll learn about what goes into things you’ve never thought about. The kids and I learned how to make your own gummies once with gelatin from seaweed! It was super surprisingly yummy.

Glee Gum products

 Glee Gum All Natural DIY Chewing Gum Kit From Fair Trade Sugar, 30-50 Pieces, 1 Pack Glee Gum DIY Gummies Candy Kit From Fair Trade Sugar, 15 Pieces, 1 Pack Glee Gum Organic DIY Chocolate Kit From All Natural Fair Trade Cocoa, 20 Pieces, 1 Pack

Storytime

Depending on the ages in the family, reading together–or independently can be awesome. Grab a good book to read aloud, or have everyone pick their own. Read for a while and then discuss what you’ve experienced through the pages.

 Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart (picture book) Finding Gobi: Young Reader's Edition: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey

Finding Gobi Books - Gift Ideas for Family Fun with Kids - Indoor Edition

Coloring Books

There is just something about coloring that puts my world at ease. This can easily be a solitary activity, but coloring as a family creates a group catharsis that is perfect for winding down. Make it a full event and set up a mini art gallery to display your family’s work.

 Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Percy Jackson Coloring Book (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) Gravity Falls Don't Color This Book!: It's Cursed! Art of Coloring: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity Stabilo Point 88 Pen Sets rollerset set of 25

Percy Jackson Coloring Book

Games

Ideal for any time spent cooped up; board games bring everybody closer together with memories that last forever. These are perfect for families.

 Nibbled, The Action Card Game with Bite! Game Card Game Monopoly Advance To Boardwalk Hotel Game - An All Time Favorite - 2-4 player

Check out our game reviews with videos for our top picks for family fun:

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Okay, these aren’t necessarily a game, but could easily be made into one. GIANTmicrobes are also great for cheering up anyone stuck at home sick. Sore throat? Earache? Cold? Whatever the case, you can hold onto a plush version of the nasty bug that’s causing your misery. This is an awesome way to teach kids about what causes us to get sick, and ways to prevent it from happening–washing hands, covering mouth when coughing, and eating healthy to boost our immune systems. These adorable creatures are excellent for starting important–and hilarious–conversations.

Giant Microbes germ stuffed animals

Ongoing Gifts

Our personal favorite gifts ideas for family are subscription boxes. These are the gifts that keep on giving all year. It makes going to the mailbox an exciting adventure.

 Love with Food Subscription box STEM Discovery Boxes - 3 Month Subscription - 12 Projects!

Any family with girls will love the Boodle Box. It’s full of adorable goodies like jewelry, makeup, bath bombs, and journals. They have a box for ages 6-11 and another for 12+.

Boodle Box

BUT FIRST…

The very first step for any indoor family fun is building an epic fort. We prefer the classic couch cushions and blanket setup, but if you’ve got big boxes–sans staples, of course–a giant kitchen table, and/or a loft… pardon me, I just had an immense bout of racing thoughts. The point is, indoor fort building is a time to let creativity fly.

 Kellytoy Squishmallow 9 Kellytoy Squishmallow 16 

All forts in our home shall now be filled with–or perhaps consist entirely of Squishmallows. These adorable creatures are the softest, squishiest friends and I NEED them all.

Room full of Squismallows

Which of these gift ideas for family will work for your holiday shopping needs?

Donna Evans

Friday 2nd of March 2018

Love doing DIY with my grandchildren, but especially like playing board and card games with them

rana durham

Saturday 10th of February 2018

i have never had a gum kit before but it sounds like fun to make. the boodlebox is fun for the kids to have because they enjoy box of surprises.

Jennifer Quillen

Thursday 11th of January 2018

When it's cold or there's bad weather, I like to stay inside. These are great games/activities for all ages.

Heather

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

My big kids are pretty good at entertaining themselves, but the little one comes to me with the "I'm bored." These are great suggestions for having fun with the whole family, especially when the weather outside is less than desirable.

lisalisa

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

This is so cool and a great idea! With the way our weather has been lately each one of these family fun ideas would be great. We love to play games and color, we often have a coloring contest and I share some of the review products with the winners.

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