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I am not a crafty person.  Quite frankly, I’d rather be watching tv.  But when we’re stuck inside for days at a time, I don’t want Miss O just sitting and staring the whole time.  Games and toys get old after a while, and that leaves me in a tough spot.  Last year I shared 6 things to do when you can’t go outside and play, but let’s face it, you can’t just do the same thing all the time.

Jamie at Hands On As We Grow has some awesome activities for kids of all ages that are simple, and totally doable for even non-crafty people like me.  You probably have everything you need in your house already!

Cereal Handprint Trees.  A fun craft and a great keepsake!  Add in some pictures of yourselves and make it a family tree.

Balancing Beam.  This would be a huge hit in my house!  Miss O would be occupied for hours.  It almost makes me want a snow day.

Coffee Filter Flowers.  A fun project you can display proudly.

Pom Pom Target Practice.  Honestly, this looks like fun for the whole family.  What could be better than blowing pom poms around the room?

Snowy Windowscape.  Use the nasty weather to make your house prettier and decorate from the inside out.

Pop Bottle Bowling.  Set up a bowling alley in your hallway and go for a strike.  You can be really ambitious and set up a family tournament.

Want more awesome activities to do with your little ones?  Check out Jamie’s ebooks, Discover, Play, Engage & Discover.  Each book is leveled by age and all activities include a supply list, many of which are things you probably already have on hand.  Full disclosure: I am an affiliate of Hands On as We Grow, so I receive a small commission on anything you purchase.

Need to keep the kids occupied when you're trapped inside on rainy or snowy days? Check this list of 6 more things to do inside without turning on the tv.