Beating the Heat :: Indoor Activities

Beating the Heat :: Indoor Activities

Welcome to southern Louisiana, or what locals love to refer to as the inside of a preheated oven.

Beating the Heat :: Indoor Activities

If you have active children like me who love running outside, this heat advisory has put a damper on outdoor activities over the last few weeks. Below is my list of indoor activities to keep them entertained and safe.

Family fun activities:

  • Bring on the board games. Family fun all around with these age-appropriate games.
  • Trip to the library. Free entry with library cards, tons of audiobooks, DVDs, books, and weekly program activities for children of all ages.
  • Indoor picnic. Spread a blanket on the living room floor and enjoy a picnic-style dinner. Get the children involved in creating a charcuterie board.
  • Spring-cleaning. Sort through old toys. Get your children involved in the organizing. Make a discard and donate pile.

Sibling fun activities:

  • Living room fort. Building a blanket and kitchen chair fort encourages imaginative play.
  • Dance it out. Choreograph a sibling dance or recreate a popular online dance craze.
  • Get crafty. Pull out the Play-Doh and have everyone guess what each child has createdBeating the Heat :: Indoor Activities

Individual fun activities:

  • Reading. Encourage your children to curl up with a good book.
  • Legos. Kits are great, but challenging your children to create something using random pieces helps encourage creativity.

Beating the Heat :: Indoor Activities

  • Let them be artists. Spread the crayons, markers, colored pencils, paint, and paper. Display their creations on the refrigerator.

How are you keeping cool during this heat wave? Does your family have a favorite indoor activity to add to the list?

Elizabeth Boudreaux
Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.


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