This week the rain has decided to grace its presence and our toddlers are stuck, bored inside the house. Amy from The Grace factory and I were discussing what we can do with our toddlers on days like these. Both our girls love outdoors and being stuck inside can become very boring for them. So I decided to research and come up with my favorite indoor activities for toddlers. Please make sure there is someone with your toddler during these activities. Not advised to leave them alone.
My Top 15 indoor activities for Toddlers
Please note they are in no particular order.
1. Fun with Tape
Collect a few kinds of colorful plastic tape, masking tape, double-sided tape, and so on. Cut long pieces of the tape and give your toddler. You will me amazed at what they try to do with the tape. Kitana loves sticking it on her forehead. 🙂
Kitana loves drawing with a pen and colouring. This is a great activity to start teaching them colors. I attached some colouring pages which you can download to print.
I loved this as a kid and I’m sure many of you did! Mooshy fun and loads of different colors can be created. Amy sent me a recipe which is easy! She did say the Tartar is not needed.
4. Fun with flour
I do this all the time with Kitana. I give her some flour, jelly, rice and pasta or whatever I feel like in old plastic containers. I let her do whatever she wants with them. Its messy but keeps her occupied for a while.
5. Sponge play
Fill one bowl with water and add a few drops of food coloring to make it exciting.
Show your toddler how to place the sponge in the bowl of water, then transfer the water to the empty bowl by squeezing the sponge.
6. Bottles and Lids
Give your toddler various different sizes of bottles and lids (plastic) and let him/her try putting them back on in the right bottle. Your toddler will have lots of fun matching lids to bottles, putting the lids on, taking the lids off, and starting all over again.
I found this idea on babble and a YouTube mom did this. When you freezing jelly, add some plastic toys and give it to your toddler. They will have fun trying to take it out. You can even add marshmallows.
8. Ripping Magazines
If you want to recycle and get all those paper together, maybe your toddler can help or NOT. Haha! Give them an old magazine and let them rip it apart. Its crazy fun for them.
9. Stacking cups
I bought a set for Kitana and she loves it, Let them stack the cups and put it in order.
10. Shaker Bottle
Put different coloured items in bottles and glue it. When your toddler shakes the bottle, they will see different items and at the same time create music.
11. Toddler Paint
Let your toddler paint, you can use toilet roll holders, cotton wool or potato to be creative.
12. Hide and Seek
This is one of Kitana’s favorite games. Its simple and they love it when they finally find you.
13. Scooping Pom Poms
Fill a large bowl with pom poms, place your scoops and ice cube tray nearby and invite your toddler to play!
14. Play ball
Kitana has a ball pool which she uses now and then. Recently I started teaching how to kick and throw the ball. We use our tummy tub as a goal post.
I love teaching Kitana with puzzles and blocks.
Credit to: http://fun.familyeducation.com/ and http://buggyandbuddy.com/
These are awesome activies 🙂
Sent by 4aKid
some awesome ideas here 🙂 I will try some 🙂
we’ve done a lot of these with Kivi, a few months back we used to make a point of doing “crafts ” on Saturday while Thavina slept. These days its a bit more difficult. Love the stick them in a pool and let the play idea, definitely something i will try out!!!
Such great ideas. I love how you have used so many everyday items – kids tend to gravitate to real objects (that mom and dad play with) rather than toys 🙂
So true, my daughter loves playing with spoons!