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.
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.
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.
This is the perfect trampoline for toddlers to burn off energy. It’s a much better alternative than having them jump on your bed ;).
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.
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.
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!)
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).
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.
Who does not love using a jump rope?
How do you keep your kids active when going outside is not an option?
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