It's raining, it's pouring and the kids say it's boring! What do you do when it's too cold to play outside? A stormy afternoon might sound like a good day for a movie, but it's also a perfect opportunity to play with your children. We've put together a list of 20 indoor activities guaranteed to release pent up energy and keep your little puddle-jumpers entertained all day.

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Hide things around the house for your children to find.

Build a pillow or blanket fort and do fun activities inside them.

Use a chair, an elastic band and a paper clip to launch paper airplanes.

Use cardboard and tape to design a course to race your marbles through.

Use a tennis ball and some empty water or soda bottles to make a bowling lane.

Make targets along the floor for the kids to try and throw the beanbags into.

This classic experiment never ceases to ignite amazement in a child.

Let your kids feel like archaeologists for the day.

Use pillows and a couple of Dad's t-shirts to turn your kids into sumo wrestlers.

Condensed milk and food dye means very colorful toast.

Make a dollhouse out of a shoebox.

Marshmallows and pretzel sticks can be used make some pretty tasty houses.

What better activity on a rainy day than cozying up to a fire and making s'mores.

This will likely smell a lot better than the kind you get at the store.

Match the weather outside with this nifty craft.

Use paper plates and balloons to turn your living room into a badminton court.

A high-energy way for kids to learn new words.

Create festive flags and be creative with indoor obstacles.

Let the kids draw a playful scene on what might otherwise be a dreary day.

Oh no, the floor is now lava!


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