Getting a little stir crazy? We are too. With Hurricane Dorian’s painfully slow approach we have been indoors a lot longer than we’d hoped. Here’s some fresh ideas to keep the kids entertained for what could be a few more days inside.

Need ideas of how to keep your children entertained while riding out Hurricane Dorian? Here are few we think are fun:

Outdoor fun before the storm

Go for a walk - be sure to check out the fast-moving clouds!

Make an outdoor scavenger hunt list: Collect rocks, leaves, flowers, etc.

Play a game of hopscotch

How about a game of rock-n-roll: Mark a spot and see who can get their rock closest

Who doesn’t like a parade? Which superhero will you each be?

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Indoor fun

Musical trivia: Play songs and see who can name the song, singer

Active games: The floor is hot lava!

Play a game of don’t let the balloon hit the floor

Hide and seek. Or you can hide objects to find too.

Scavenger hunt. A time limit kicks it up a notch!

Listen to music; an impromptu dance party gets the ‘crazys’ out

Build a fort - the more pillows the better

Good standbys: Books, puzzles, crayons

Bake up a storm: Cupcakes, cookies or brownies

Play board games like Sorry, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, etc.

Catch up on homework. Practice makes perfect!

Make paper airplanes. Try also designating a target

Have kids help clean out their closet or toy bins, etc. sorting into piles of keep, give away

Make a craft

A simple game of Tic-tac-toe

Laundry basket basketball: Shoot from across the room, make teams

Download favorite movies, shows from streaming services like Netflix, iTunes, YouTube for when you lose power, have no internet connection

Raid your closet: Dress up fashion show

Paint kindness rocks with words of inspiration and support to hide in secret places around your city after the storm

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