75+ Educational Activities for When You’re Stuck Indoors

75+ Educational Activities for When You’re Stuck Indoors

75+ Educational Activities for When You’re Stuck Indoors.  If you’re stuck indoors for whatever reason, try these educational activities to crack boredom.

  1. Watch historical movies (check out my lists for kids and teens)
  2. Play a board game (Life and Disney Monopoly are favorites)
  3. Build famous landmarks from LEGOs
  4. Learn about the basics of music theory with these apps
  5. Create a song/rhyme/poem/rap/TikTok of what you’re currently learning about in school
  6. Make your own Apples to Apples
  7. Create art inspired by famous paintings
  8. Learn about the phases of the moon with Oreos
  9. Create a marble run
  10. Re-enact a famous historical event
  11. Make your own board game
  12. Listen to podcasts
  13. Create your own podcast
  14. Make a food common in a foreign country
  15. Make ice cream in a bag
  16. Create interactive notebook
  17. Try educational games
  18. Build a fort
  19. Trade video games/movies with a friend
  20. Have a math scavenger hunt around your home (you can use it with newspapers or magazines)
  21. Memorize the periodic table (in a week)
  22. Make a cake inspired by the layers of the earth
  23. Put together a puzzle
  24. Start learning a foreign language (my Spanish learning journey)
  25. Make a ninja warrior course
  26. Try drawing with this 30 day challenge
  27. Build gumdrop structures
  28. Have a photoshoot. Edit photos.
  29. Make a shadow box
  30. Make edible play dough
  31. Make a music video. Edit it.
  32. Build a website (here’s how I started my website when I was 14)
  33. Read historical books
  34. Learn secret spy codes
  35. Try cup stacking
  36. Watch these cool science movies/documentaries
  37. Try Jenga with random objects
  38. Look at ads from different historical time periods(sorted by category) 
  39. Make golden ticket cookies, then watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
  40. Start coding
  41. Make a kindness tree
  42. Make an obstacle course
  43. Cook or bake
  44. Try these faith-based object lessons
  45. Make a stop motion video
  46. Get creative with sight words and handwriting
  47. Have a coloring contest
  48. Try bowling at home
  49. Create your own escape room
  50. Make constellation maps
  51. Try these free educational online games/activities

Please note: These are just websites I have used in the past or have had them recommended to me. Some may have memberships or free trial periods. Learn in Color is not affiliated with any of them. If you have problems with the below sites, please contact the individual site.

  1. Have a blindfolded candy taste test

Blindfold the kiddos and have them guess the candy flavor, chip, soda, or candy bar!

  1. Learn Braille

Check out my list of favorite educational apps for students, sorted by grade level!


These experiments are fun, easy, and don’t require too many items.

  1. Make magic milk
  2. Make fluffy slime
  3. Create color changing flowers
  4. Make a tornado in a bottle
  5. Learn about vortexes(with glitter)
  6. Learn about the electrolysis of water
  7. Try the elephant toothpaste experiment
  8. Learn about sound by creating a DIY phone speaker
  9. Learn about the layers of the ocean
  10. Make a heart pump model
  11. Make a paperclip float
  12. Create a rain cloud in a jar
  13. Make a classic baking soda volcano
  14. Try this How well do you wash your hands? experiment

For Tweens and Teens

  1. Learn how to budget
  2. Play Scrabble, Life, chess, or Monopoly
  3. Learn a new skill
  4. Try magic tricks
  5. Learn the alphabet in sign language
  6. Binge watch a new show

These are some of my favorite YouTube series which are both entertaining and educational. They’re overall clean, perhaps some bleeped out language, but they’re very interesting!

  1. Wired’s “One Concept at Five Levels” is also interesting. They have a neuroscientistmusicianphysicist, and more.
  2. CrashCourse’s channel has fun and entertaining videos that are 10-15 minute “crash courses” on topics.
  3. Watch the most-watched Ted Talks(they’re great!)
  4. Wired has a series of fun videos where experts break down clips from famous movies, like a lawyer watching courtroom scenes, a forensic examiner watching crime clips, a pro chef watching cooking scenes, or Bear Grylls watching survival scenes.

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