Between the rain showers and snow flurries of winter, we spend quite a bit of time indoors during the winter. Yet, when you spend a bit too much time indoors it can leave you and your kids feeling cooped up.

So, to help keep you from getting cabin fever we’ve gathered these top 9 fun suggestions on indoor winter activities for kids. From delightful piano lessons to arts and crafts, there's something for everyone!


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1. Cooking Lessons

Cooking lessons are a great way to get your children involved in the kitchen while teaching them a valuable life skill. Chances are the first thing you will want them to learn are some basic cooking skills, to help get them started. Then once, your kids have mastered the basics they can even learn how to bake bread and desserts.

Once your kids have mastered some basics there is still plenty of room for them to explore their culinary interests. For instance, they could learn how to bake bread and desserts once they have covered the basics.

Near Me Tip: In the request form you have the option to choose what type of cooking class you want your children to attend, whether they’re learning the basics or something more advanced.

There are also a wide variety of different cooking styles available to learn as well. So, no matter what your family’s culinary tastes are, there are plenty of options. For instance, some of the culinary choices on Near Me’s request form include vegetarian, Italian, South-east Asian, English and Mediterranean.

You could even make it an event for everyone and sign the whole family up for a class. Who knows, you might learn something new too!

Arts and Crafts

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2. Arts and Crafts

Do your children enjoy creating things? Then why not check out arts and crafts lessons!

Arts and crafts make up the perfect, creative winter indoor activities for kids. So, when the weather is less than pleasant outdoors your children will still have a fun project that entertains them.

Not to mention that an arts and crafts instructor can provide your children with a wealth of new creative material to work with that you might not have the time to come up and organise on your own.

Another top benefit of arts and crafts lessons is that their arts and crafts instructor will likely have countless art supplies. So, you won’t need to go out and buy different materials for each new arts and crafts project you or your children come up with.

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Drawing Lessons

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3. Drawing Lessons

Does your child have a passion for drawing? Then drawing lessons are a must this winter.

When it comes to drawing, there are several different styles which your child can learn with a drawing teacher. Some of these different styles include basic sketching, portrait, cartoon or caricatures, technical, figure and fashion.

These skills can then provide your child with the perfect outlet for energy and creativity when they can’t play outside as frequently.

Your child doesn’t need to be an expert drawer to take classes either. Anyone of any experience level can take drawing lessons. After all, everyone needs to start somewhere. Then as they progress, the drawing instructor can provide them with new techniques to allow them to continue to hone their skills.

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Acting Lessons

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4. Acting Lessons

Does your child enjoy acting out the tales of characters from their favourite storybooks, show or movies? Then, why not check out acting lessons. Acting lessons are one of the top creative winter activities for kids.

Learning how to act can help your child explore their passions and expand their budding skills. Your child can then expand these budding skills by learning new acting styles like classical acting, improv or physical theatre.

They may even have the opportunity to showcase their new skills in a piece of performance art or a play. This will give them a sense of pride and surely beat off those indoor winter blues.

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Painting Lessons

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5. Painting Lessons

Painting Lessons are a fun way to allow your children to discover their artistic passions. There are several different types of paint that they can work with during their lessons as well such as, acrylic, oil and watercolour.

These different painting mediums will let your children explore new techniques. Each medium of paint has its own particular style and will create its own unique effects. Then there are endless different subjects to paint, from bowls of fruit to nature scenes.

Not to mention that learning how to paint these different scenes with a teacher will ensure that your child learns essential painting skills. That way, even when their painting lesson or lessons are over, they will be able to continue developing and growing these skills over time.

Pottery Lessons

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6. Pottery Lessons

If your child is more interested in sculpting material with their hands then painting or drawing, then pottery lessons are an excellent opportunity for them to engage with their creativity.

It doesn’t matter whether or not your child has already taken pottery lessons either. Anyone of any experience level can take a pottery class. You could even make it a family event and learn how to create pottery with your child. It’s the perfect activity for a rainy, snowy wintery evening when you want to keep you and your child busy while staying warm and cosy indoors.

Plus you will both learn to create vases, pots and bowls which you can display throughout your home!

So, are you ready to find a pottery teacher near you and beat the winter blues?

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Music Lessons

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7. Music Lessons

There’s nothing more cheerful than listening to an instrument on a cold winter’s day. So if you’re looking for a new winter activity for kids, then make sure to keep music lessons in mind.

There are endless different instruments to choose from as well. This means that no matter which instrument or musical genre your child is most interested in, there are countless options.

Here is a list of some of the many different music lessons you can choose from on Near Me:

  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Cello
  • Violin
  • Harp
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Trumpet
  • Keyboard

And that’s just to name a few!

So, when it comes to finding creative winter activities for kids when the weather outside is crummy, music lessons provide you with plenty of options.

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Singing Lessons

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8. Singing Lessons

Does your child enjoy musical theatre? How about pop or R&B music? Then again maybe they prefer classical songs. No matter what their favourite musical genre is Near Me can help connect you with a trusted, local singing instructor.

Then when they finish their singing lessons, they may even have the opportunity to show off their new vocal skills during a recital. Now that’s something to look forward to!

To get your child set up with singing lessons, all you need to do is fill out the Near Me request form and specify which genre(s) your child is most interested in and the most convenient times for lessons. Click the button below to get started.

Dance Lessons

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9. Dance Lessons

If your kids need something with a little more movement than music or singing lessons dance lessons present a great alternative! Dance lessons will provide your kids with a productive way to tap into their extra energy.

At the same time, that dance lessons will help your children to burn off extra energy and get moving, it will also teach them new skills. Then, similar to acting lessons or singing lessons, at the end of their series of lessons they may be able to show off their new skills in a recital.

Not to mention that there are countless different options when it comes to dancing lessons. For instance, on the Near Me request form, you have the option to choose from ballroom, modern, ballet, hip-hop folk dancing and more!

So what are you waiting for? Click the button below to submit a free request for dance lessons.

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