Winter is in full swing, and that means snow, ice, rain, and cold days! While getting outside with your little one as much as possible is always fun, sometimes it’s just not possible due to the weather.
Unfortunately, that can make both you and your toddler a little stir crazy. So, what can you do to keep your baby from getting bored indoors? Check out these three easy indoor activities to keep your toddler busy for hours!
- Shaving Cream “Snow”
If your toddler is interested in the snow but it’s too cold to go out and play, mimic the look of the white stuff with shaving cream. Simply spray a can of shaving cream onto a baking dish or pan, and let your toddler have fun! It’s a great sensory activity that lets them explore different textures.
For a bit of extra messy fun, add a few drops of food coloring to the shaving cream. Your little one will love swirling the colors around (just make sure they’re wearing an old t-shirt!).
- Tape a Tightrope
Use colored tape to create different patterns and lines along the floor. You can start off with a straight line, then do fun zig-zags or turns. Have your toddler try to balance on the line, even as they get tricky to navigate. It’s great for their coordination, and they’ll have a blast trying to balance. Get creative and have them walk the lines backwards, too!
- Cardboard Boxes
One of the oldest and most effective solutions for keeping a toddler busy indoors is with a simple cardboard box. If you have a large box, let your toddler’s imagination run wild. You can help them decorate the box with markers and stickers if they want to turn it into something like a space ship, building, etc.
Or, you can leave the box blank and let them imagine it’s a variety of different things. A cardboard box can entertain a child for hours, and you’ll love watching all the things they can come up with.
Being stuck indoors with your toddler can actually be a lot of fun for both of you! Use some of these suggestions the next time you need a bright idea for some indoor activities your child will love.
Editor’s Note: Stacey Blaske is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.