Hello and a warm welcome back! For this months blog, we have a list of fun indoor activity ideas for your little ones. Are you a parent with an energetic toddler running wild inside? If so, then this blog might just help save your sanity when stuck at home on a rainy day.
It can be easy to resort to movie days and extra screen time when gloomy. If you're looking to cut down on this, burn some toddler mental and physical energy, have a read of my suggestions below. I thought I could share with you a few fun activities that keep my 20 month old toddler entertained indoors.1. Paddle Pop Sticks into a drink bottle
This is a simple, cheap and fun way to keep your toddler entertained for a while. Buying some paddle pop sticks and using a thin lid drink bottle, show them how to put each stick in. Also a great one for when you need time to shower, wash your hair, blow dry or finally fold the washing.
If it is safe for you to do so in your home, make an indoor bowling set up. Set up some paper or reusable plastic cups with a light ball. Let them roll it into the cups seeing how many they can knock down, show them how to re-set up and hopefully they'll enjoy this too!
3. Craft; painting, drawing, stickers, air drying clay etc…
All kinds of craft happen around our house. On rainy days we love ‘crafternoons’. A few of our favorite craft activities are painting, drawing, making sticker collages, shaping air drying clay and using toilet paper rolls to make silly monsters. Having a few supplies, like paints, crayons, googly eyes, sequins, pom poms, clay and stickers is helpful to have on hand and ready to go.
4. Building a pillow fort cubby
Always a fun go-to, to build but also jump around on and destroy! Getting all the pillows, cushions and blankets and getting creative however you can and with what you have in your home to build a cubby.
Cheap, easy and always fun, bubbles! If you're lucky enough to have an undercover area outside, set off a bubble machine or blow bubbles for some popping fun! Let them chase after bubbles to burn pent up energy.
I love when I have over ripe bananas in rainy weather because making banana bread is a fun one to do together when stuck indoors. But when I don't, I'll make my Toddler approved seed crackers recipe, a savory crunchy treat to cook up together! My daughter loves to do all the scooping, pouring, mixing and… eating when in the kitchen. Stay tuned for this recipe!
7. Music and dancing
Turn the speakers up, set up a dance floor and have a fun boogie and sing along to some of your favorite tunes together!
Blow up some balloons because they are perfect for bouncing around the house without destroying it! It’s great to pop these on the dance floor with your music and in your cubby too!
I hope this list has inspired you to cull some screen time and given you a new idea or two for some indoor activities with your toddlers. Hopefully something here will give you a break too, to sit back, enjoy a cup of tea or let you get stuck into your to-do list.
Till Next Time,
About the Author
Hi, I'm Skye! I’m the mother of a beautiful little girl called Sunny. Later this year I will be introducing Sunny to her first sibling, a baby brother and learning how to balance my lifestyle with ‘two under two’. I love keeping fit, eating healthy, being outdoors and having an organised but relaxed lifestyle.
I have always had a passion for creative work; modeling, makeup artistry, exercise, taking photos and content creation. Bursting with this creativity, I’m always keen to share more of my passions and my own life lessons. This led me to launch my blog and youtube to bring you monthly content. If you’d like to follow along my journey check me out here: instagram, youtube, website/blog.