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Feb26

10 Indoor Activities to Keep Boredom Away

Is the cold weather outside giving you and your family itchy feet?  Are the kids started to get tired of staying indoors?  Running out of new ideas for fun activities that don’t involve leaving the cottage?  Well, we’ve got a few suggestions for you!  Here are 10 Indoor Activities to Keep Boredom Away this winter.

  1. Homemade Pictionary

    All you need is paper, pens and ideas! Anyone can draw and anyone can guess! To make this easier for the children, pick a suitable theme like Harry Potter or Disney Princesses, and use that to create your ‘Draw’ Cards.

  2. Classic Charades

    Charades is a family favourite and you don’t need anything to play this game. Just make sure you clarify the rules and the actions before you start playing – to avoid any arguments!

  3. Make your Own Puzzle

    This is a great, creative activity that will keep everyone occupied for an afternoon. First, get a piece of old cardboard or thick paper.  Second, draw a picture of whatever you like and colour everything in.  Third, draw the jigsaw pieces over the top of the drawing.  Fourth, cut out all pieces.  Lastly – mix up the pieces and try putting it all back together!

  4. Yahtzee

    One of our favourite games, Yahtzee is easy for the whole family to understand. It also takes a while… See who can roll the most Yahtzees!

  5. Bake some Gingerbread

    Baking is perfect for a cosy afternoon at home. Get the kids involved with the preparation and the decorating.  Don’t forget, you can be really creative with Gingerbread – try making a Gingerbread castle instead of a house for example!

  6. Draw each other’s Caricatures 

    Drawing Caricatures is simple, fun and entertaining! Work out each other’s best or worst features and put a pencil to paper. This activity is sure to bring you some laughs.

  7. Play a game of Spoons

    – This frantic card game featuring regular kitchen spoons will raise the energy levels in the house and get everyone excited. Essentially the goal is to get 4 of a kind and then grab a spoon from the middle.  To not lose, you MUST grab a spoon.  Every round, the number of spoons decreases by one until there is only one person left in the game. Please see the full rules of this game here.

  8. Dress-up Movie Night 

    Pick your movie early in the day, then see who can forage the house for the best costume. If you can’t find any costumes that are relevant to the movie, why not make your own out of cardboard boxes and paint?  Then once your costumes are ready, sit back and relax with some popcorn.

  9. Face-painting 

    There’s nothing that inspires a child’s imagination than when they get to have a disguise for the day. The best disguises are those that cover up natural features, which is why face paint is such a good idea!  Help the whole family transform into princesses, mermaids, dragons, lions…and more.

  10. Lego competition 

    Get those lego pieces out and see who can conjure up the best creation. The wackier, the better!

There we go – we hope this has given you some ideas on how to shake up your indoor activities this winter.  For more suggestions, please see our related blog posts that feature family-friendly games for all-ages.  Make sure you let us know what you get up to!

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If this long winter has you wishing for hot weather, sunny skies and lake views, why not enquire about booking your summer vacation today?  At La Casa Cottages we have a range of accommodations available that sleep between 4-8 people and offer marvelous views of Lake Okanagan. 
Please call our reservations line on +1-888-226-5566 or send an email to Rentals@lacasacottageresort.com with your dates and group size – we will help you organize the perfect vacation in West Kelowna!

 

Written by Hannah Poaros