If you can’t go outside to play with your toddler, it doesn’t mean that you have to struggle with ways to entertain your kids. Indoor activities like story time, baking, art and crafts, and experiments are all great ways to spend time indoors.
If you need help with indoor activity ideas that will also help your little tyke’s skills, keep reading! You will never be bummed out if your outdoors play date gets cancelled due to weather, work, or anything else.
1. Shaving Cream Uses:
Squirt some shaving cream onto a pan, add food colouring to make it more exciting, and let the kids go wild! It’s like a mini and slightly messy art project.
2. Indoor Bowling:
Grab a ball that belongs to your toddler and set up a few items as pins. Lots of things will work like plastic bottles, paper towel tubes, or even toilet paper rolls!
3. Jewellery Making:
All you need is a piece of string, preferably a shoestring/shoelace and big
4. More Than Just Toiletries:
Squirt some hair gel or body lotion into a Ziploc bag. You can even add some bits and pieces of craft items to the mix, and voila! You have something squishy and fun to play with.
5. Scavenger Hunt:
You can never go wrong with this activity! Send your little ones on an easy scavenger hunt around the house by asking them to look for things of a particular color. You can have boxes for each color that can help them identify the right things.
6. Hop Till You Drop:
Use masking tape or even chalk to make your own colorful hallway hopscotch. This is fun for parents too! Plus the kids will be able burn off excess energy.
7. Mastering The Arts:
You will need watercolour pencils, water, a paintbrush, and paper. Let your toddler draw with the watercolour pencils then paint over with water and a paintbrush. Easy and a work of art!
8. Magic Balloons:
Take a few blown up balloons, rub them on a woollen carpet, sweater, or fur until electricity they generate static electricity. Next, place them on a wall and they will stick like magic, which results in a science class and entertainment all in one place.
9. Collecting Collectables:
Toddlers love to hoard things, so why not get/make them a pouch that they can wear, so they can store as many discoveries as possible! Here’s how you can make the pouch:
You Will Need:
- 2 paper plates
- A hole puncher
- A stapler
- A yarn or ribbon
- Cut a paper plate in half.
- Staple the half to the second paper plate and fashion a pouch.
- Use the hole puncher and make two holes at the top of the second paper plate.
- Now tie the yarn or ribbon through the holes to form a handle.
- Decorate it with crayons, markers, or stickers.
Warning: Ensure that the yarn or ribbon is not long enough to go over your child’s head, as he can strangle himself with it.
10. “Grocery Shopping”:
Pretend play is the most popular activity amongst parents and their kids. Set up a fake grocery store with a mix of real and plastic/fake foods. Set up tables with different sections you will find at a grocery store, and maybe find your toddler a little cart to push around! It will also help them identify different fruits, vegetables, and other items.
We hope you and your toddlers have fun and learn a few things with these fun indoor activities!