Make hay while it Rains: Indoor Activities for Toddlers on a Rainy Day

indoor activities on a rainy day

Rain, rain please stay.
Thunder and lightning make us say…
We have Indoor games to play….

Rains though bring the soaring temperature down, cuts out the physical activity and bonding time for children, keeping them cooped up in the house. But don’t let the rains spoil the fun for your little toddler this year. Do you know that there are a range of activities that can be easily arranged for children? We have compiled a list of indoor activities for toddlers on a rainy day, a pouring day into a day overflowing with fun.

List of Indoor Activities for toddlers:

A. Activities good for Eye-Hand coordination

B. Activities to Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repeat

C. Activities for fun and learn

 

A. Activities good for Eye-Hand coordination

 

1. Mini Golf course

Indoor Activities for toddlers: Mini Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most important shot in golf, is the next one. You can have one shot after the other practicing your swing.

What You Will Need

• Golf stick (hockey stick or a bat)
• Plastic cup

How to Play

• Create an obstacle course and place the cup at the end of the course.
• Try to place the ball in the cup using Golf stick.

 

2. Balloon Badminton

Indoor Activities for toddlers: Balloon Badminton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s more than winning, it’s learning.

What You Will Need

• Paper plate, Ice-cream stick.
• Balloon

How to Play

• Paste ice-cream stick on the back of the plate and make a badminton racket.
• Blow a balloon and place it on the plate.
• Toss it in the air and play.

 

3. Basketball –

Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

You miss 100% of the shots, you don’t take.

What You Will Need

• Newspaper
• Basket/Bucket/Open Dustbin

How to Play

• Reuse old newspaper and make paper balls.
• Place the bucket at some height.
• Ask your child to throw the balls in the bucket.

 

B. Activities to Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repeat

 

1. Homemade puzzles

Indoor Activities for toddlers: Homemade puzzle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even the Hardest Puzzle, has a Solution.

What You Will Need

• Pictures of Fruits, Vegetables, Vehicles, etc. (from old books)
• Cereal boxes

How to Play

• Paste the picture on the box.
• Cut it in 3 or 4 pieces
• Engage your little one in making and solving the puzzle.

 

2. Paper bag Puppets

Indoor Activities for toddlers: Paper bag Puppet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be the hero, of your own story.

What You Will Need

• Paper bag and crayons
• Ice-cream sticks

How to Play

• Make a puppet of her favourite storybook character using paper bag and crayon.
• Set up a stage on the table.
• Have a story time for your little ones using the puppets.

 

C. Activities for fun and learn

 

1. Indoor Camping:

Indoor Activities for toddlers: Indoor Camping

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Memories are made Camping…
Experience and explore the fun of indoor camping.

What You Will Need

• Pillows and bed sheets
• Space to make your camp.

How to Play

• Help your little one create a camp using bed sheets and pillow.
• Make a bonfire (no fire- use torch and paper) with pencil or wooden sticks.
• Treat her with her favourite snack.
• Play her favourite music and party.

 

2. Balancing Beam

Indoor Activities for toddlers: Balancing Beam

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if I Fall, but darling what if you Fly.

What You Will Need

• Masking tape

How to Play

• Tape down lines at any length and different angles (spiral, zig saw, etc.)
• Let her walk on toes/heels.
• You can use different coloured tapes to demarcate the walking path for using one leg or both.

 

3. Bubbles

Bubbles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is fun, blowing Bubbles.

What You Will Need

• Straw
• Bowl
• Dish washing soap

How to Play

• Pour some water in a bowl. Add some dish washing soap . Mix well till suds begin to form.
• Put one end of the straw in the suds and make bubbles from the other end.
• Can be a group activity where winner has to make the largest bubble.

 

Make hay while the sun shines or on a rainy day. Relive your childhood explore, experience, evolve, and exceed the fun by engaging in fun filled indoor activities with your toddler even on a rainy day.

 

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