Yep, these 9 fun physical indoor activities are great for energetic toddlers and kids! Burn energy at home anytime! 180 minutes are in fact the minimum your toddler should be active a day. That includes light but also moderate and vigorous activities according to the WHO Guidelines on physical activityfor children under 5 years of age.
Simple and easy to set up, these indoor activities for toddlers and kids can be part of any indoor daily toddler routine. Additionally, all these activities are not only fun, but also promote spatial awareness in toddlers.
If you are stuck inside and wondering how to help your little one burn off some energy, try them out. Set them up in no time and create your own indoor playground from scratch at home! No need to buy toys and clutter your home! Use your furniture, things you have at home and your imagination. Let your little one have fun and practice as much as they can their gross motor skills with these simple exercises.
Make the experience even better with music and our12 best action songs. They are a must for all energetic and active toddlers, preschoolers and kids out there.
Indoor life is not easy, but stay strong! Open the windows and work out!
FUN INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR ENERGETIC TODDLERS AND KIDS
1. Crawling through tunnels
Even though we are out of the crawling phase, crawling through tunnels is still so much fun. What to do, when you don’t have a tunnel at home? Build one! For example with a baby mattress or a box. Add some ball pit balls and your indoor playground is set up! Here is a short video, how did it work in our case.
2. Over, Under, In and Out Laundry Basket
A simple FYLLEN IKEA laundry basket can be so useful. Not only to practice gross motor skills, but also to understand the true meaning of over, under, in and out :).
So much fun not only for boys.
3. Balancing on a Metal Bowl
Use your salad bowl for a balancing exercise? Sure, anytime!
4. Simple Obstacle Course
Set a simple obstacle course with things you have at home – step chairs, boxes, egg packaging, empty paper towel rolls, empty tissue boxes. Here is an example:
5. Measuring distances
Measure with everything you have – steps, fingers, hands. In order to make sure that you did the right measurement, use a measure tape! Run and roll it out and then roll it in and run again!
6. Jumping In Muddy Puddles
Jumping in Muddy Puddles is a great action song and a great way to help your toddler and kid to burn a good amount of energy at home.
7. Jumping in a DIY Ball Pit
Sure, it’s messy, but ball pits seem to be so fascinating for toddlers and kids. And when an indoor playground is not an option anymore, we created our own ball pit with our IKEA Vallentuna couch.
8. Catch the ball
Grab a soft ball and pass it back and forth to your toddler. That’s fun and helps your little one practice not only their gross motor and fine motor skills, but also hand-eye coordination.
9. Sniff like a puppy
Believe it or not, but sniffing like a puppy is a great yoga inspired activity, that helps strengthen back and arm muscles. Use some tape rolls in different colors and make the puppy sniff them and tell how the different colors smell to them.