Indoor Fun

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If it’s raining outside that usually means the kids are about to shower you with questions, comments and requests “what can I do?”, “I’m bored”, “there’s nothing to do”, “can we pleeeeease go to the play gym”…
It’s at this time when we’re put on the spot trying to do a thousand and one things that we can’t think of a thing to suggest. It’s always the way that those brilliant ideas we did have came to us when we were either in the shower, driving or doing some other kind of activity where we can’t record them for just such a ‘rainy day’.
Below is a collection of activities we have collated to get you through those wet weather days and ignite a little creativity, fun and play back into being stuck inside.

We would love to hear from you if you have any other suggestions for other kids on the South Coast!

Play Dough Recipe

Play dough is a childhood institution - its quite simply a must have for kids! South Coast Kids has uncovered the most brilliant play dough recipe in the universe – not only can the kids help make it (and its super fast – all done in under 5 minutes), but once it's...

T-shirt Tote Bag – no sew

Keep a favourite outgrown T shirt by converting it into a handy market bag – no sewing required and all done in under 10 minutes! old t-shirt ruler (optional) scissors   Step 1: Lay the T shirt flat, making sure the seams line up perfectly (including armholes). (Photo...

Garden Weaving

Garden weaving is a craft idea that is also an adventure! You will be amazed at the stunning artwork your little one will create and how proud they are of their creations. The adventure starts with a beautiful walk together and you can go anywhere to find what you...

Scribble Art

Scribble is a great past time and can keep the kids busy for hours. Coloured pens or pencils seem to have a mesmerising effect on children (and adults if the latest craze of Zen Tangle colouring books is anything to go by!). Bring a random scribble to life and help...

DIY: Planting & Growing Bulbs

Children are fascinated about watching things grow. Planting in a simple environment is a great activity that engages little ones on so many levels and develops many great qualities including patience, observation and nurturing. This activity can be done at any time...

DIY: Garden Markers

Vegetable garden markers, oh so cute! Having a small veggie patch is an absolute delight and being able to get the little ones involved is even better. This activity is a sure way they will help you out in the garden. A great activity while it's raining too, in...

DIY: Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and crosses, also known as tic-tac-toe, is such a fun activity, especially when you get to create the little insects that will be your players! Let the kids pick their own designs, let their imaginations go wild... animals, insects, robots, faces... keep them...

Road Trip Hack: DIY Magnetic Chalkboard

So here’s an activity for the DIY parent who’s planning a road trip with kids: a magnetic chalk board! If you’re feeling really creative, you could make your own puzzles like the robot above, which was hand drawn on thin cardboard and cut out. Stick your adhesive magnets to your chosen pictures and you’re good to go!

Make it: Rolled Paper Flowers

This is such a delightful activity to do. You can be as colourful as you want to be, you can make as many as you want and the outcome is simply fabulous whatever you choose! Why not surprise your mum or teacher with these flowers. So easy to make and they will love them!

How to: draw a Star Wars Stormtrooper

Draw a Star Wars stormtrooper mask in 8 easy steps! Use as art, in a comic strip, or make a face mask by punching holes and adding elastic from the sides.

Fruit Lady Bugs

Ingredients Strawberries Blueberries Melting chocolate Zipper plastic bag Directions Step One: Remove the tops of the strawberries by cutting a small V-shape (this will leave a nice little pocket to attach their “heads”). Cut strawberries in half lengthwise. Step Two:...

French Toast Roll Ups

Ingredients 8 slices white sandwich bread softened cream cheese, diced strawberries, or Nutella 2 eggs 3 tablespoons milk ⅓ cup granulated sugar 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon butter, for greasing the pan Instructions Cut the crust from each slice of bread and...

Blueberry Pancake Casserole

Blueberry Pancake Casserole, just the name of it is incredibly enticing! So your little ones will need lots of help with this one, but that's the point isn't it?! This is one to do for the weekend, make it the night before and what a great start to the day before...

Peanut Butter Frogs

Peanut Butter Frogs are a huge hit in our house and if your little one is anything like mine, they are a great way to get some fruit into their diet! They are ready in minutes and fun to do together as an after school playful snack. Ingredients: Granny Smith (or other...

Apple Pie Bites

Here at South Coast Kids are crazy over these super simply Apple Pie Bites. Such a quick, easy and amazingly delicious treat you can make in less than 30 minutes! For the full instructions check out the fantastic foodie blog by The Blond Cook, (we've adapted it...

DY: Make your own sherbet

Sherbet. Everyone remembers it from their childhood, whether you love it or hate it, you can't deny it's fun. The kids will giggle with delight when they feel that fizzy feeling on their tongues and all you need are a few simple ingredients that are no doubt already...

Make your own: Choc Mug Cake

Yum yum yum! Make your own cake in just 2 minutes! This is a fun treat for sleepovers! You will need: Ingredients Tools ¼ cup Self Raising Flour 1 Large Mixing bowl 1 Tablespoon Cocoa 1 Smaller Mixing Bowl 1 pinch of Salt 1 Microwave Safe small Bowl or cup 1 and ½...

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Play Dough Recipe

Play dough is a childhood institution - its quite simply a must have for kids! South Coast Kids has uncovered the most brilliant play dough recipe in the universe – not only can the kids help make it (and its super fast – all done in under 5 minutes), but once it's...

DIY: Planting & Growing Bulbs

Children are fascinated about watching things grow. Planting in a simple environment is a great activity that engages little ones on so many levels and develops many great qualities including patience, observation and nurturing. This activity can be done at any time...

DIY: Garden Markers

Vegetable garden markers, oh so cute! Having a small veggie patch is an absolute delight and being able to get the little ones involved is even better. This activity is a sure way they will help you out in the garden. A great activity while it's raining too, in...

DIY: Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and crosses, also known as tic-tac-toe, is such a fun activity, especially when you get to create the little insects that will be your players! Let the kids pick their own designs, let their imaginations go wild... animals, insects, robots, faces... keep them...

Road Trip Hack: DIY Magnetic Chalkboard

So here’s an activity for the DIY parent who’s planning a road trip with kids: a magnetic chalk board! If you’re feeling really creative, you could make your own puzzles like the robot above, which was hand drawn on thin cardboard and cut out. Stick your adhesive magnets to your chosen pictures and you’re good to go!