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Indoor Games & Activities for Kids

Every parent needs kid-free time to relax and get re-energized for the week ahead. But how can you grab some valuable me-time for yourself without resorting to screen-time for your kids? Well, if you’re a first time visitor to the Surf excel website, you’ve come to the right place for fun activity tutorials and ideas!

Choosing indoor games for kids

An excellent strategy that helps many parents is to take time out in advance to brainstorm and create a list of all the toys and indoor games for kids that you already have at home. Then, simply:

  1. Take a sheet of paper and create numbered list of potential activities to hang in a prominent place (for pre-reading kids make the list visual with drawn or photographed pictures of proposed activities).
  2. As soon as you hear the dreaded ‘I’m bored’ sentence – or you need to find a quick half an hour for yourself – pick a number at random and ask your child to start the corresponding activity.

You’ll find that even if your child isn’t interested playing with the chosen toy or game, they’ll be reminded of something else that they would prefer to do, and – chances are – you’ll be let off the hook!

Great Indoor Activities for Kids at Home

At Surf excel, we understand your need for a bit of down time, so we’ve put together this go-to list of our top indoor activities for kids. Each of these indoor activities is designed to keep your children independently occupied and engrossed for long stretches of time with minimal supervision – click on the links for articles in greater detail. We can’t guarantee there’ll be no mess made, but you can be rest assured our stain removal tips will help you when you are cleaning up afterwards!  

Our top art and craft indoor activities

If you’d prefer to take a class together, there are plenty of hobby tutorial sessions all over India – you and your kids may even have trouble deciding which course to take! Sites like are useful here, helping you get a good idea of what’s available local to you.

  Reading, writing, and word games

Make believe games

What are your favourite kids activities at home? Have you tried any of these? How do you grab a minute to yourself? If you have any great strategies we’d love to hear about them below!