Kids in every age group love to play outside their homes, but they can't always play in the balcony or in the garden. It can be dark, or wet due to rain or too hot or windy. But what's childhood without play! Check out these ideas which worked for me and my daughter!
Kids love playing with different textures, and nothing could be better than a sand-pit to feel different textures at one place. It is super easy to set up a sandpit at your home. It doesn't take too much space and is light on your pocket too. All you need is a big plastic tub or an inflatable bath tub, dry sand (use rice, shredded paper for different textures) and some utensils, stacking cups, spatulas, ladles, dump trucks among others to play with. Don't forget to place a big plastic sheet below the tub, because sand or rice will not stay in the tub for long! ;-)
Walk on the tape:
This game is inspired by one of the oldest games – balance on a beam. Easy to set up, this one engages children for a long time. To set up this game, you need some different broad coloured tapes which can be posted on the floor. You can even create different levels of the game by pasting it in different patterns -zig zag, straight, up & down. Kids will love to maintain their balance on a line.
Mini Golf Course:
Does your kid love to play bat and ball at home too? And if I am not mistaken, you are scared about broken glasses? Don't be, here is the solution for your little player and you - Mini Golf. You create golf course's hitches and holes, with waste stuff like boxes, tin cans and others. For example - Make holes using tin cans. Open it up from both sides making it hollow. Your kid can then hit a ball with a club and try putting the ball in the tin can. If you are feeling creative, then use some felt green paper to make a golf course on the house floor.
I'm sure every one of us has played this game in our childhood. It's also a fun way to teach your toddler counting, just buy some jigsaw foam mats with numbers and place them anywhere in your house like hopscotch. And go hopping over them with your child! Remember to place an antiskid mat under the foam mats to avoid slipping.
Detachable Swing or Slides:
Show me one kid who doesn't like to play with a swing or slide! At least, I don't know any. But at times due to weather conditions they can't be indulged enough. So, why not buy a plastic swing or slide for them (many options available at toy stores). Thank me later, for this worthy investment!:-)
With these wisecracks, Johnny will never have to ask rain to come another day! Come rain or sun, your child shall have fun.
Also read more about: 5 outdoor games that your toddler will totally love!
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