Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

5 Indoor Activities for Under 5's

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Play (88)      Creative (22)      Games (23)      Preschool (21)     
When it rains day after day you can lose inspiration of what to do with your kids especially if you're stuck at home waiting for a delivery.

Here are five activities my two young boys enjoy. My eldest is 3.5 years and my youngest 18 months so each activity is adapted slightly for them. The best part is they can play together.

I'd love to hear your ideas too.

Get Creative



Paint, toddler, messy play


There are so many ideas when it comes to getting creative with paints, paper, crayons and glue. Young kids will enjoy just feeling the paint with their hands and spreading it over paper and older kids can get more involved in their creations. One activity that my youngest enjoyed when he was only 9 months old was sensory spaghetti and it proved a hit with my eldest too.

Teddy Bear's Picnic



Teddy bear picnic, indoor play


Lay out a blanket or rug and gather around all the favourite soft toys for a picnic. You could have real sandwiches, fruit and snacks if it's lunchtime or just enjoy some toy food. Why not get everyone having a sing along while you're at it.


Hide & Seek



Counting, hide and seek, preschooler
Counting to 10


Hide and Seek is a great game to encourage number counting. My eldest is getting more inventive about where he hides and my youngest just dives under a blanket. I always pretend to look in lots of different places first before giving them lots of tickles when I find them. They never seem to get bored of this game.


Scavenger Hunt
Draw a number of different items that you have around the house on a piece of paper.
Set a timer for 10 minutes and see how many items your kids can collect.
For my 18 month old, I just tell him what to find and he loves taking part too.
It's a good sneaky way to encourage tidy up time too as you can get them to collect different toys and then put them back where they belong.

Fun Food



Silicon cupcake case


Baking is so much fun for kids. Pick a simple recipe and get all the ingredients and equipment out first. My kids like anything that involves mixing. I give them a wooden spoon each and although it can get a little messy, it keeps them occupied and happy. You don't have to just focus on baking either. Try making flat bread pizzas together, simple no bake recipes like these sprinkle cookies or try these fun food ideas

Get your kids involved in the washing up too. It's a great lesson to learn and bubbles are fun too.


#Play
#Preschool
#Games
#Creative
I like this Article - 7
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Claire Winlow
Before my first son was born, I had grand ideas about decorating his bedroom
231 views
My son is now three and a half and is the only one of his friends not to have a play kitchen
1432 views
Young children love to play make believe games with small figures
906 views
Stealth ones, smelly ones, side leakers and back shooters are just a few different types of baby poo...
1178 views
In my opinion make some of the best educational games and puzzles for children
486 views
Mega Bloks was one of the best presents my son received on his first birthday
891 views
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
Making friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was a young teenager
9 likes
A great paper plate craft which involves painting, cutting and sticking to create an arching cat...
14 likes
ID: 9382
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
3644 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
7924 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
9594 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
1844 views
Letís be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
2005 views
Let me begin by pressing rewind and explain how our bed time battles began
1049 views
Have you ever found yourself up in the middle of the night with a sick child? They might have a ragi...
6793 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1584 views
Going camping with a baby can be a daunting prospect
by Jane
1815 views
If your little one has bad nappy rash, they probably feel totally miserable
4 answers
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version