Stuck Inside?

Posted January 30th, 2019

We can't deny it any longer. Winter is here and she is angry! With temperatures falling well below 0, most of us don't want to venture outside. If you're stuck inside - with or without some stir crazy kids - make the best of it with these fun ideas!

1. Have a movie marathon.

Whether you watch all the Harry Potter movies or all the Star Wars, cuddle up and prepare for some marathoning. Pop popcorn, make hot chocolate, find a snuggly blanket, and never leave the couch.

2. Game it up.

Some people love board games. Some aren't a fan. Either way, there's got to be an old box of Monopoly or a deck of cards laying around. Challenge a family member to some friendly competition!

3. Snow ice cream!

If you haven't made snow ice cream, have you even had a proper snow day? This recipe looks delish: snow ice cream by Gimme Some Oven.

4. Homemade Shrinky Dinks.

Remember Shrinky Dinks? It was always so fun watching your designs shrink in the oven. Now you can DIY it at home! Save your recycling (#6 plastic works best) and color your own designs with markers. Once done, cut them out carefully, hole punch if you want, and bake 2-3 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees.

5. Build a fort.

What's more fun than collecting every pillow and blanket in the house and building a fort? Nothing, that's what. Build your dream fort and cuddle up inside!

6. Practice trivia.

Ready to dominate the next trivia event? Spend your day practicing all your faves on Sporcle.com. We recommend Harry Potter trivia.

7. Marie Kondo your life.

Have you been hearing the buzz about Netflix's new show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo? Or maybe you've been following our Instagram stories and watched Jes KonMari her closet last week (if you missed it, we saved it here). Take the day to tidy up and organize the things that spark joy in your life.

8. Dance it out.

When it doubt, dance it out! Put on your favorite jams and throw an impromptu dance party. Or, find a fun dance work out and get your blood flowing!

9. Karaoke it out.

Not a dancer? No problem. Search YouTube for Karaoke classics and sing your heart out.

10. I scream for ice cream.

Create a DIY ice cream sundae bar at home. Find as many delicious or crazy toppings as you can and go crazy! Who doesn't want a sugar high while stuck indoors?

11. Catch up.

Call an old friend who you haven't been able to spend much time with lately. Spend some time catching up and reminiscing. Studies show talking to friends improves your mood drastically.

12. Did someone say spa day?

Grab some cucumbers, draw a bubble bath, DIY your favorite face mask, and R-E-L-A-X! Paint your nails and lather up with your best smelling lotion. Who said days indoors have to be stressful?

13. Color your world.

It's so easy to find the perfect printable coloring sheets online these days. Find a page from your favorite show, print it out, and color away! Coloring is a great stress reliever.

14. Indoor camping.

Camping doesn't always have to be an outdoor activity. Pitch a tent, light a fire in the fireplace (or create a pretend one), and get out the marshmallows. Spend the day telling ghost stories, making hot dogs and s'mores, and pretending to be outside.

15. Time to get fancy.

Put on your fanciest dress and gather the family for a tea party. Don't forget the mini sandwiches! Oh, and the most important part, pinkies up!

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