15+ Indoor Activities to Keep Your Toddler Busy

15+ Indoor Activities to Keep Your Toddler Busy

Weather got you down? Even if you're not living somewhere with snow, we're willing to bet you've got to deal with a little rain here and there. And we all know how difficult being trapped indoors is—confinement certainly doesn't help with toddler behavior (or parent sanity).

If you’re struggling to come up with indoor activities for toddlers this winter, we’re here to help. We’ve got a list filled with inside fun—from crafts for toddlers to sensory squish bags to slime. All things that will keep the under-four crowd entertained. Best of all, they're relativity easy to implement and educational! (Jamie even tried one out with her littles!). If you’re parenting a toddler—or any age kiddo for that matter—read on. Here are 15+ of our favorite indoor activities.

Make an Easy Winter Sensory Bin: No Time for Flashcards

Create some sparkly ice and experiment with it: Toddler Approved

Practice letters with a Frozen-inspired salt-writing tray: I Can Teach My Child

Excavate for buttons: Busy Toddler

Have fun with some fancy play-dough: Busy Toddler

Sort toys by color: I Can Teach My Child

Make an under the sea squish bag: Twodaloo

Clean up with a toddler car wash: What Do We Do All Day?

Make some edible finger paint: Teaching Mama

Build a snowman activity tray: Happy Hooligans

Make a bubble-wrap runway: Hands on as We Grow

Excavate animals from Jell-o: Tinkerlab

Practice motor skills with a straw-threaded string necklace: Hands on as We Grow

Paint on cardboard, mess-free!: I Can Teach My Child

Scoop and transfer with colorful beans: Busy Toddler

Have fun with some glitter galaxy slime: Women's Daily (Jamie tried this one out with her kids. It was fun...and beyond easy! Just check out the photo below).

We'd love to hear your tips and tricks to keeping littles busy when you can't hit the playground. Let us know about your favorite indoor activities for toddlers by commenting below, or visit us on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to share your most creative ideas!

 




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Megan
Megan

February 19, 2017

I love these ideas!! – they have been so helpful during these cold winter months, especially when we were stuck at home with sick kids. Thank you so much for compiling this fun list!

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