Indoor play ideas for toddlers
Stuff an old sock with some cotton wool. Take some thread and mark the baby's tummy by knotting the lower filled parts of the sock with a thread. Now stuff some cotton wool into the sock again, a little less than before, because this will be the baby's head. Tie the sock with a thread again. With needle and thread sew a button on the sock head, this is the baby's "pacifier". Paint the eyes with a black felt-tip pen & your sock baby is ready!
Painting Easter eggs
Admittedly it is a bit early for that, but now is just enough time for it!
By the way, there are great ways to paint eggs in a natural way, click here for the blog post.
Simple, but it's just always fun. If it is too boring for you, try Mandalas or new techniques (just google painting techniques, there are some).
If you have been outside before you could paint collected stones as little monsters.
Writing letters to grandma & grandpa
A follower told us she writes and paints letters and postcards for grandma and grandpa with her children. This way the contact remains even during this time and grandma and grandpa are happy about some memories.
You still have some glitter stickers and feathers from the carnival period? Wonderful, then how about making masks? Whoever makes the prettier one wins :)
Sew clothes for cuddly toys
Maybe next level, but worth a try. And even if it "only" becomes a Batman cape for the cuddly dog.
"Build a house"
With old cardboard you can make houses for the cuddly toys as well as small houses for children. You can paint them great! Already made? Why don't you build a "television" and every family member can play TV presenter. If you have finger puppets or hand puppets at home, wonderful, then it can become a theatre stage!
You still have two paper plates left from the last kid's birthday party? Perfect, because now you can glue 2 spoons there with a tape, so that you have two "rackets". Inflate a balloon and the game can begin!
We should all have enough toilet rolls now, haha! The paper rolls are great for painting and building a real little zoo with them.
Speaking of duct tape. How about gluing a course around the apartment From one wall to the next like the light barriers in a museum. Whoever touched the tape lost and whoever sneaked through from the beginning of the apartment without touching it won.
"KOSMOS Boxing" - learning through play
From "growing crystals" to "making light chains", "making bracelets" and even an "experimental box garden pirates" are available. This is not supposed to be an advertisement for the brand, but I think the ideas are great and I can still remember how much fun it was for me to create new things on my own. (On bücher.de I found the best selection of KOSMOS so far. Personal recommendation - advertising, because named)
make salt dough animals
2 cups of flour
2 cups of salt
20 tablespoons of water
Knead everything and let it rest for 20 minutes. Knead again well and you can start forming! You can also dye salt dough, e.g. with cocoa, so you get brown salt dough. With curry or turmeric you mix yellow dough, with paprika red dough. Your handmade animals or moulds will harden in the air within a few days.
Make origami folding animals
Easy Origami folding techniques impress even small children and train their eyes as well as their mind. How about a bunny, dog or frog? Instructions can be found on Pinterest.
make your own book
Bored with your own books? How about making up a story? Take a few pages of paper and pencils and you are ready to make your little book.
On the couch, on the chair and through the sea of cushions. How about a parlor tour? Disorder guaranteed, but also a lot of fun and a long occupation! (PS: Such a course makes us adults fitter too ;)!
Here you can't expect a clean apartment afterwards, but the little ones enjoy swinging the broom or prancing around the apartment with rags on their feet. With the right music the whole thing is much more fun!
Hula hoop & skipping rope
Classic and you don't even need much space in your apartment.
By the way, Twister is just as ingenious ;)
A classic that nevertheless often gets a raw deal. You've finished all your books? Then put a box together and swap it with another kid! The communication via internet should be smooth, so that the exchange via mail should work well.
Listening to music & dancing
or sometimes radio plays like Bibi&Tina or Leo Mausemaus (also available for free via Spotify)
Our favorites are:
Unicorn Glitter Glow
About the little mole who wanted to know who shit on his head
The Crazy Labyrinth
You have more ideas? You are welcome to write to us!
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Feli & Alex ♡