Rainy days and toddlers. Together, they make me go crazy. With two under four, I’m constantly trying to find ways to get their energy out.
If your little rascals are bouncing off the walls and the weather is less than delightful, I’ve got a bucket full of activities to help get that energy out. Here’s my magic list, each item handpicked to keep the fun flowing indoors:
The Floor is Lava with Toddler Steppingstones: Get creative and challenge your kiddos to move from one side of the room to the other without touching the floor. Toddler steppingstones are a hit in our house. They can be arranged in countless ways, ensuring a new challenge every time! These ones are our favorite because they stack for easy cleanup: Balance Stepping Stones.
Little Tikes Indoor Trampoline: Okay, this was a game-changer for us. Perfectly sized for toddlers, it’s their very own jumping paradise. Safety barriers ensure they can bounce away to their heart’s content.
Blow Up Tents: My boys are obsessed with this one. Their grandfather got them one and all you need is a box fan. Yes, we have the barn one, its our favorite. And it can be put up and down in seconds. Throw a few books inside or ball pit balls, and its loads of fun. This is the one we have: AirFort Blow Up Barn.
Dance Parties: Throw on some catchy tunes and let loose! Not only is this a great way to get moving, but it’s also a surefire way to get some giggles out. Plus, it’s FREE. We usually luse tunes from the Laurie Berkner Band. “We are the Dinosaurs” is always a hit!
Keepy Uppy: Blow up some balloons and use them for a gentle game of catch or volleyball. The slower motion of a balloon versus a ball gives those tiny arms and legs a good workout. Anyone Bluey fans?
DIY Bowling: Set up some empty water bottles in a hallway and use a soft ball to knock them down.
Bubble Wrap Stomp: If you’ve got some leftover bubble wrap, lay it out on the floor and let them jump and stomp on it. It’s strangely satisfying.
Rainy days don’t mean fun’s canceled. With a bit of creativity and the right gear, your house can be a hub of giggles, jumps, and delightful memories. Happy indoor adventuring!
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