Some days, the weather just does not cooperate with outdoor play plans. Whether it's a torrential downpour or oppressive heat, the climate can make the great outdoors into an uninviting space. Before being inside drives anyone stir crazy, try one of these restlessness-curing activities for playing in the house.
Giver'slog recently shared an indoor-play project that combines several of my favorite qualities: it's fun, it's recycled, and you can send it to a friend through the mail!
hopscotch kit is
made from scraps of bubble wrap. The non-recyclable material sneaks
into the house inside packages received through the mail. But, kids
(and big kids) love the sensory experience of playing with this bubbly
plastic, so it's easy to reuse. Kids will have fun hopping and popping with this indoor game.
You can also convert recycled materials like cereal boxes into an action figure play scene.
track and field scene was created by Rachel at AlphaMom. Use any favorite activity or story as inspiration for your setting. Kids won't have to be asked to imagine dialogue, character traits, and action for their toys once the stage is set.
Fishing is another activity that usually takes place outside, but with this magnetic bathtub fishing idea from Pigtails and Tutus, the outdoor hobby comes in.
Visit this past article to get even more inside-play ideas.