Stuck indoors, looking for kids activities, I’ve got some fun kids activities to keep the kids from bouncing off the walls. You may have exhausted your list of craft projects and already done our kids fun rainy day activities, yet the kids are still bored. Why not try an indoor scavenger hunt? Here are three fun indoor kids activities.
Kids Activities: Shape Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun kids activities and this is a great one for young children who are just learning about shapes. On a piece of paper, draw simple shapes such as a circle, triangle, or square. Have the kids search the house and find examples of these shapes in everyday items. Cabinet doors become squares and dinner plates become circles. For older kids, turn this scavenger hunt into a competition. See who can find the most circles, squares or triangles. Or make it even harder and have them look for octagons or diamonds. You can have an afternoon filled with fun indoor kids activities just by focusing on shapes.
Kids Activities: Indoor Treasure Hunt
Are you always searching for indoor kids activities for your pirate-loving children? A treasure hunt will take a little bit of work on your part, but your kids will have a lot of fun. Start by making a list of clues to lead them to hiding places. For example: “It’s hidden next to a dark, cool place where food awaits and water chills,” would lead your child to to the refrigerator where they’ll find another clue. This clue should lead them to another hiding spot in your house. After leading your kids through several clues, hide a small “treasure” at the end of the hunt such as a new box of crayons or a pack of stickers. The age of your kids will determine the difficulty of the clues as well as the number of clues you use.
Sensory Scavenger Hunt
Instead of specific items, have your kids search for attributes. For examples, ask your kids to find something soft, something shiny, something heavy or something fuzzy. This scavenger hunt should definitely get their creativity flowing. They may find a blanket that’s soft, a doorknob that’s shiny, or a bed that’s heavy. Have fun listing the attributes and your kids will have fun searching.
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A winter birthday usually means an indoor party, but I have some great birthday party ideas for a lot of winter fun. With a winter birthday party theme, you can plan on both inside and outside fun. If there is snow on the ground, plan some time for the kids to go sledding or make snowmen. If there is no snow, you can always make some of your own with this Kids Activity: the Beauty of Snowflakes. You can also do a winter twist on some classic games. Play Pin the Nose on the Snowman or play a beanbag toss game using white beanbags to look like snowballs.
Winter Fun Birthday Party Decorations
This birthday party theme can use simple and inexpensive decorations. Pull out all your snowman decorations from your Christmas boxes. Use the snowmen to decorate the table or other areas and use cotton batting for snow. Using rope or twine, create a clothes line and hang up winter hats, gloves and mittens. Hang paper snowflakes from the ceiling. Use wintery colors like blue, white, and silver for your plates, napkins, and other paper goods. All will fit perfectly with this birthday party theme.
Winter Fun Birthday Party Refreshments
There are many fun birthday party ideas for the refreshments. When the kids come in from the cold, have a hot chocolate bar waiting for them. Serve mugs of hot chocolate with several options for toppings such as: mini marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon, sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips. Have peppermint sticks to use for stirring. Serve a cake decorated as a snowman. Make a round cake and frost with white icing. Use candy to make the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Send the kids home with favors that match the birthday party theme. Fill small bags with instant hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. Create a snowman decorating kit using inexpensive items from a craft store or party store. A scarf, large black beads for the eyes, or even large plastic sunglasses would be fun additions.
There are many fun ideas for a Winter Fun birthday party theme. Use your child’s favorite winter activities for entertainment with their favorite cold weather foods for refreshments and you can’t go wrong!
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Birthday Party Ideas: Fancy French-Inspired Birthday Party
Are you looking for birthday party ideas for the girl in your life? This fancy French-inspired birthday party will be sure to thrill your princess-loving daughter.
For this girls birthday party, you’ll want to find all your fanciest decorations. Use a lot of pink and black. Print out pictures of Paris and temporarily display them in extra frames. Use plenty of tulle, ruffles, feathers, bows and roses. You can check out this post for a lot of fun pink birthday party ideas.
Planning Birthday Party Ideas
Let your imagination run wild when planning the birthday party ideas for this French party. Ask the guests to come dressed in their fanciest dresses. Paint a large picture of the Eiffel Tower on freezer paper or white wrapping paper. Hang it up and have all the girls pose in front of it for fun photos of all the guests. Print them out before the party ends so the guests can have a souvenir from the party. Find some examples of French music or even classical music for a fancy version of musical chairs. You could even have the guests put on a fashion show just like the Paris runway shows so they can show off their pretty dresses.
Birthday Party Ideas: Food
Food for this girls birthday party can be simple but special. Serve sandwiches on croissants. Make a simple cake or cupcakes. Frost them with pink icing and sprinkle liberally with decorator’s sugar for a bit of sparkle. If you are able to find French macarons, serve these for an added French-inspired touch. Serve the food on your fanciest plates. The birthday girl and all her guests will love this special touch.
Birthday Party Ideas: Favors
There are plenty of fancy birthday party ideas for favors to hand out at the party. Give fancy pink or black hair bows to go along with the color scheme. Hand out a couple of French macarons or decorated sugar cookies. Another fun option would be inexpensive necklaces or other fancy costume jewelry. Package the favors up in pink tulle bags and tie with silky ribbon.
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If you’re looking for some great birthday party ideas that both girls and boys would love, why not plan an art party. This party doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive and I guarantee all the kids will love it.
Any type of art activity would work great at this party. One birthday idea would be to give the kids fabric paint or fabric markers and let them decorate a plain t-shirt or even a tote bag, such as these personalized totes.
Reserve one area of wall space for mural painting. Tape up large sheets or paper or use a roll of brown paper wrapping paper. Have the children work together to make a mural. The kids will enjoy it and this would be a perfect activity to work on while waiting for the guests to arrive.
Here is a short five minute video from 5 minute life Videopedia on how to host a children’s art party.
Birthday Party Ideas- How to Host a Childrens Art Party
More Birthday Party Ideas-Art Party
Another birthday idea that would be fun for this party would be collaborative drawings. Have the kids sit around a table with a piece of paper and crayons. Set a time for 15 seconds and have them start drawing. When the time is up, have them pass the paper to the right. Set the timer again and have them start drawing. Keep passing the papers until everyone has had a chance to add something to each piece of paper. I bet you’ll have some fun and crazy drawings!
For decorations, I would have the birthday girl or boy color, draw and paint pictures. You can then hang these up gallery style. Print up a sign that says “__________’s Art Gallery” filling in your child’s name. Focus on primary colors if you use balloons or streamers. Also, use primary colors for plates, napkins and silverware.
Your refreshments can be simple. I would make some simple cupcakes and use different colors of icing on them. Arrange them on a plate to look like a painter’s palette. Another fun birthday idea would be to have a supply of sugar cookies and icing. Let the kids showcase their artistic talent by decorating their own cookies.
The party favors don’t have to be expensive. I would recommend buying small notebooks or sketch pads and pairing them with crayons, colored pencils or even watercolors. Send this home with the guests along with one of the collaborative drawings.
Do you have any birthday party ideas for an art party?
Coming up with fresh birthday party ideas when you’re a busy Mom can be one of the more challenging aspects of parenting. There is a lot of pressure on parents to host bigger and better parties with ever increasing amounts of bling. Not only is it expensive, but there can be a bit of work involved in finding the best birthday party ideas for your next bash. Treasure Box Kids brings you imaginative birthday party ideas for children of all ages. Read our post on how to host a Little Mermaid Party for a special birthday treat.
I always like to get my children involved in planning their parties, that way I get a great idea about what they really want, and don’t feel the need to compete with the entire neighborhood. It’s important to create memories that will last on for years for your children than it is to splash your cash.
Birthday Party Ideas from the ‘Cat in the Hat’
I always love to create birthday party ideas that my child will remember. Having the latest character theme is great, but if you really want to host a party that the kids will love then consider hosting a theme party with a character that is universally loved by both boys and girls and will appeal to a wide variety of age groups.
Dr. Seuss is a children’s author whose lessons carry on into adulthood. Everybody knows and loves the books, and even the film. The most successful children’s party I ever hosted was a ‘Cat in the Hat’ party. You can pick up a mountain of Dr. Seuss themed party paraphernalia at your local party store. I’d also suggest looking on E-Bay and other online stores for discounted merchandise. There is so much that you can do with a Dr. Seuss party theme.
The most important part is that you can use any colors to decorate your birthday party area. Of course, your standard Cat in the Hat colors are red, black and white, but all primary colors are great for a children’s birthday party. You can accent different parts with ‘Cat in the Hat’ merchandise without breaking the bank.
Dr. Seuss birthday party ideas allow you to be as creative as you want to, from rhyming invitations to ‘Cat in the Hat’ cakes and a the best part of all is that the books themselves will give you great birthday party ideas and games to play. You can take traditional party games and give them a great ‘Cat in the Hat’ slant very easily.
You do not need to have birthday party fears, when a ‘Cat in the Hat’ gives you birthday party ideas!
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