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!