Whether the forecast is for rain or snow, here’s a list of inexpensive ways to keep your little ones entertained indoors. All of these Fun Indoor Activities for Toddlers are easy to do and budget-friendly.
Fun Toddler Indoor Activities
No-Work Play Tent
Got a baby gate lying around? So quick to pop up, and kept my kiddo busy for a good long while.
Add a flashlight, books, pillows, etc. to make it special. On this particular day, my daughter plugged in a nightlight under her tent. Clever girl;) A projector night light would really step it up a notch to make it look like the night sky inside the play tent.
Throw it on the Floor
For some reason, flour (or sugar, or any other baking supply) is super fun on the floor with toys and kitchen supplies. I cut a garbage bag in half for easy clean-up! If your kids have their own kitchen utensil set you don’t even have to dirty yours!
Play in the Sink
I don’t have a picture for this one, but I’m sure you can figure it out. My daughter isn’t really into bathtub playing (it’s a mystery to me) but she will splash around with plastic toys in the sink forevvvver.
Dollar Store Crafts
Stock up on a bunch for a rainy or snowy day. Cheap, easy, fun. And you don’t feel guilty about chucking them at the end of the day.
Sure you can buy it, but kids think it’s real cool when you make it, especially when it smells like ice cream. They love to pick the color, and it’s fun to see the liquid mess turn into play-doh. We use this recipe— just 2 ingredients!
Let’s get moving
Check out this list for fun ways to get the kids moving! The best part is they are doing “work” and do not even realize it. All of the games and movement activities will help them practice gross and fine motor skills, so it’s a win-win. This Roll and Play game would also be a great way to get your kiddos moving and for the whole family to play together!
Get your read on
Reading is always a good way to spend time with your children, and also helps the time go by. It is also a perfect indoor activity. Check HERE for great ideas for read along books for all ages.
I’d love to know…what ideas do you have to cure cabin fever??