Now that school is out, there is plenty of time for running, exploring and playing outside. But if your area is like mine, it's already too hot and mosquito-y to spend the whole day outdoors. Never fear! Whether it's heat or bugs or rain that keep you quarantined, there are lots of fun ways to play and imagine inside.
At Martha Stewart Kids she has a tutorial for this indoor hopscotch mat, a great option for getting kids active in the space of a hallway.
Filth Wizardry has detailed instructions for turning a shower curtain liner into a map activity mat where kids can color and learn about street signs and map symbols.
Family Fun and EEK! (Environmental Education for Kids) each have an entire page of games, activities and printables for rainy days.
When all else fails, let kids drag chairs together to build a secret reading tent.
Images from Martha Stewart, Filth Wizardry, and my collection.