7 Fun indoor activities for February Half Term

Card-Game

With rain lashing the windows and the wind howling outside, February half term can be the trickiest one for entertaining the kids because the weather is so unpredictable. I have already shared a fantastic list of cheap or free events to keep the kids entertained during half term, but if the weather is as bad as it is today, what if you cannot leave the house!

7 Fun indoor activities for February Half Term

Make your own chocolate

Kids love making their own chocolate and it is really easy to do. Buy chocolate moulds online and get creative. Our favourite recipe is Marbled Chocolate.

Chocolate mould

Simply break up and melt 100g of white chocolate and 100g of dark chocolate in two separate bowls. Place a teaspoon of melted white chocolate and a teaspoon of dark or milk chocolate in a mould and use a toothpick to swirl the chocolates together for a marbled effect.

Leave to set at room temperature and Voila, your own chocolate creations.

Arrange a sleepover

The kids love nothing more than their friends coming over for a sleepover and Eliza is very keen to try out some of the recipes in the Sleepover Cookbook she got for her birthday.

Usborne Sleepover Cookbook

I find that the kids pretty much entertain themselves, the boys tend to play computer games and the girls play games, make bracelets and watch films. Make sure you have a switch off and sleep time and be prepared to ask them to be quiet several times before they actually go to sleep.

Have a paper aeroplane competition

Did you know that the farthest flight by a paper aircraft is 69.14 meters?

Paper aeroplanes, are great fun to make and kids love them. Check out paperaeroplanes.com and see how many different types of aircraft you can make and fly.

Paper airplane

Build a den

Building a den is great for encouraging children’s imagination and independence and is great fun to do.

Den

It can get quite technical too, as you need to get things balanced and secure, so great for their reasoning skills. Sebby was off poorly from school this week and even fell asleep in his!

Den building

Play cards

Build card houses, play card games – a simple deck of cards can give the kids hours of fun.

Card-Game

Our favourite game to play is “Go Fish“, where the goal is to win the most “books” of cards. A book is any four of a kind, such as four kings, four aces, and so on.

Apply for a Blue Peter Badge

My kids are busy collecting their Blue Peter Badges and there are 8 to collect.

Blue Peter

Eliza and Isaac have the blue, green and purple badges and are currently working on their music badge, which has been designed by Ed Sheeran. It’s awarded to those who show off their passion for music by learning a new instrument or being part of a musical performance.

Blue Peter Badge

You can even enter a competition to design their new sports badge, but hurry, it finishes on 19th February!

Movie Marathon

We love nothing more than sitting down as a family and enjoying a movie marathon.

Make it extra special, by popping some popcorn, opening the haribo and settling down with a drink, just like you would in the cinema.

Popcorn

There are some great new releases on Netflix for February half term, such as Peter Rabbit or head over to Amazon Prime for Paddington 2, or break out the Disney DVD’s.

Do you have any plans for half term yet?

 

12 thoughts on “7 Fun indoor activities for February Half Term

  1. Crystal says:

    These are such fun activities to experience this month when the temperature might be too cold to go outside all the time. We always loved sleepovers with cousins and making forts in the basement.

  2. Great ideas – our half term is next week so this is perfect timing! I tried making a den once and it went terribly wrong so ended up buying a teepee……!!

  3. These are all such fun ideas, I used to love making dens and having movie nights as a child! I got a blue peter badge when I was younger, and totally think it’s worthwhile earning one!

  4. These are really good ideas, we love building dens as well as baking but may give making chocolate a go this half term 🙂

    Laura x

  5. Great suggestions, it looks like it is going to be a wet and windy half term here so we will definitely give some of these a try! I know my two would love the den building and a spot of baking always goes down well too!
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  6. Laura says:

    We absolutely adore den making and will turn the whole of the downstairs into a huge giant one. I never knew there were so many Blue Peter badges to collect, I was desperate for one when I was a kid, so may have to encourage the kids to work towards them.

  7. Rachel says:

    I still love den making which I do with my nephews whenever I go to visit, their imagination is much better than mine as to what we can use to create that den, but we have a go!

  8. Rhian Westbury says:

    I keep forgetting when school holidays are as I don’t have kids. I used to make my own chocolates loads when I was a kid so I’d love to get back into it when I have the kitchen space x

  9. Valerie says:

    We built many pillow and blanket forts when I was younger. I love having a movie night with my boys, and making chocolate sounds good.

  10. We love a good den. We haven’t done that for a while actually.

  11. Sarupa Shah says:

    Didn’t know there were 8 Blue Peter Badges to collect from – wow! Have to say building a den was one of my favourite things – this is such a great list you have created!

  12. Den making is a favourite in our house. We’ve got a living room sleepover planned with the children too.

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