Indoor Activities

If you're stuck inside with children, you'll love these indoor activities. Check out our collection of things your kid can make and do like homemade play dough, finger puppets, memory games, and more.

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17 Great Indoor Games and Activities

Break out these fun and creative ideas when you're cooped up indoors.

5 Fun Rainy Day Toddler Activities

Don't let rainy days spoil all the fun. If you can't go outside, use these creative ideas to bring the fun indoors instead.

Jewelry Kids Can Make

Help your kiddos make their own brooches, rings, and necklaces from wood, fabric, and other household materials. No precious gems required!

11 Fun Activities for 1-Year-Olds

These indoor activities are designed to boost your 1-year-old's growing skills.

11 Fun Activities for 2-Year-Olds

Found: expert-recommended indoor activities that will enhance your 2-year-old's development.

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Let this dad's ingenious homemade toy serve as an inspiration for your own wallet-friendly kid creation.

6 Everyday Toddler Games

No toys needed! You can help your child stay happily entertained during your regular routine.

13 Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

Even tiny hands can make these adorable Halloween decorations--with supervision from Mom or Dad, of course.

5 Rainy Day Activities

Try these fun indoor games when bad weather hits.

5 Imaginative Play Kits for Kids

Hand your child one of these easy-to-assemble play kits, and she'll be in her own little world for hours.

Best Children's Books of 2015

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19 Apps to Inspire Creativity in Kids

We asked Cool Mom Picks' Liz Gumbiner for her top apps that get kids thinking creatively. Plus, check out 10 more of our staff picks!

Check Out GloZell's New Program for Your Preschooler--GloBugz!

Kids learn best when it's fun, and this new channel definitely fits the bill!

6 Specialty Museums Kids (and Grown-Ups!) Will Love

Specialty museums are passionate places curated by passionate people. Never content to just show you a bunch of cool stuff, they go deep, with mind-boggling expertise and contagious enthusiasm. Even if you're just a mildly curious family zipping through town, each of these spots is worth the trip.

7 Coding Toys for Little Kids

Coding isn't only for big kids, and the basics--like learning cause-and-effect and problem solving--don't have to be mastered on a computer. These fun picks will get your child thinking like a real programmer.

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