Indoor Toys to burn energy

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Keeping active kids indoors can be challenging. We love outdoor play, but it’s not always feasible, especially in the winter. So, what do you do with an active preschooler who is cooped up inside?

Well, my solution is to make up your own games as well as buy a few indoor active toys! This can really help bring everyone some sanity insha Allah.

Here are some ideas for DIY games and toys to keep them mentally and physically active while indoors.

 

We have been enjoying this  Movement Game (you can get the PDF here). It’s brilliant for younger children as it teaches them to follow instructions.

How to play:

Print out one page of the pdf for each child. Cut them out and put them into a basket. Each child picks one and either walks, hops, wiggles, swings their way to the finish line. The person who makes it to the other side first wins.

 

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Another easy DIY game: Walk the line

How to play

Simply walk and balance along the lines of tape. One foot in front of the other. Make the game more challenging by having the kids walk backwards or balance with one foot on the line.

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Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline

This is the perfect trampoline for toddlers to burn off energy. It’s a much better alternative than having them jump on your bed ;).

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My Very Own House Coloring Playhouse

This play house is the best thing ever. They get to color it however they want, and it keeps them entertained for a long time  But, don’t be put off by it being made from cardboard as it’s actually very sturdy.

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Tumbling Mat

This is such a fun and safe way for your kids to show off their handstand, somersaults and cartwheel skills. You can also get one from IKEA that comes equipped with jumping sacks, and balance beams.

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Red Horse Hopper

This is one of my kids’ favorite toys and they love hopping on it. We actually purchased it while back on a trip overseas and since it’s so easy to take it along where ever we go, it’s been traveling with us ever since. (you never know when these little munchkins need to burn off some energy!)

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Toy Monster Monkey Bars Tower

This climbing structure can be used indoors (if you have the space) and outdoors. The reviews on it are amazing, and I’ve been contemplating on getting it for indoor use. Sadly our two bedroom apartment is just not big enough (qadarAllah).

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PlasmaCar Ride On Toy

These ride-ons are a huge hit with kids of all ages. The child actually has to do some work in order for it to move, which is why it’s a great choice for an indoor active toy.

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Jump Rope

Who does not love using a jump rope?

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How do you keep your kids active when going outside is not an option?

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More about samira

Loving mother of two, former Islamic School educator turned homeschooler. I love bargains, Eid and traveling and have visited 13 countries in 4 continents many in the quest of seeking beneficial knowledge. This is the space I share the little knowledge I have acquired along the way.

2 thoughts on “Indoor Toys to burn energy

  1. MuslimahMina

    Will try the movement and walk the line games, seem interesting and yeah you could add few more activities to the list such as indoor basket ball, affix a hop to the door or wall and let kids enjoy with a small basket ball. Also, a balloon game would be fun and keep them active too.

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    1. samira

      Those are great ideas sister, I will sure add them especially the balloon game 🙂

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