Looking for easy indoor toddler activities to keep your little one busy when outside just isn’t an option? Following are some tips on how to keep your toddler entertained at home, as well as some ideas for projects you can try right away.
Best Indoor Toddler Activities
Whether you need rainy day activities or need to keep your toddler busy while you work, this list is packed with loads of indoor fun! Here are some creative ideas to help you make the most of your indoor time together:
If your kids love play dough, they will love this edible pudding project! This is a cross between slime and play dough and is great for sensory play!
Shape Hunt Sensory Bin
Practice colors AND shapes with this cute shape hunt sensory bin.
Summer Camp Fish Game
You can do this clever fishing game with things you likely already have around the house. Whether it’s for individual or group play, your toddlers are sure to have fun with this one!
Pom Pom Tube Drop
Have some pom poms in your craft kit? This developmental activity is great for helping your toddler’s fine motor skills while teaching them about problem-solving.
Rainbow Rice Sensory Writing Tray
Familiarize your littles with letters and numbers with this colorful writing tray! Handwriting practice has never been more fun.
Sorting is a great way for kids to learn how to make decisions, analyze data, and identify characteristics of a group of object.
Teach your toddler about zoo animals with this cute paper giraffe project!
Paper Tunnels for Little Car Lovers
Does your little one love cars? This totally simple yet totally genius tunnel project will keep them busy playing valet for hours!
Practice counting and fine motor skills with this pasta threading project! All you need is play dough, spaghetti, and cheerios!
Masking Tape Chore Sweep
Does your toddler love to help you clean? Lay down some masking tape and have them clean up their own mess! Get them trained early, right?
Edible Finger Paint
This edible finger paint recipe only requires a couple of ingredients that you likely already have at home, making for an easy activity for a rainy afternoon!
Work on pincer grasp while keeping your tot busy!
Water Color Painting with Salt
Learn how to paint with salt with this cute fall leaf painting activity!
Fizzy Ice Cubes
This fine and engaging ice science experiment is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed by your toddler long after the chemical reaction takes place.
Who knew spaghetti could be even more fun than it already is?! This colorful sensory activity is great for many ages.
Fine Motor ABCs
Practice fine motor skills and the alphabet at the same time. Use beads, pom pots, eyeballs… whatever craft supplies you have!
DIY Ball Drop
We all have a spare box lying around the house. Why not create a game out of it? This activity is fun way to develop your child’s fine motor skills while making use of trash!
Paper Fruit Crafts
Teach your kids all about fresh fruit while getting crafty (and maybe even pique their interest in eating some if you’re lucky)!
Painting Ice Cubes
Need to cycle your refrigerator ice cubes? Need a cheap activity that doesn’t require you leave the house (assuming you have paint)? Paint ice cubes in a bin! Simple and fun.
Moving Color Targets
Host Toddler Olympics at home with this fun target practice activity.
Colored Moon Sand
Non-toxic, safe to taste, and easy to make at home!
Make learning how to do chores fun with a DIY job jar! Soon enough, your toddler will be asking you to do jobs rather than the other way around. A mother’s dream!
Bubble Pop Road
If you are a frequent online shopper like we are, you should have plenty of supplies for this cheap and easy bubble pop road!
Household Objects Puzzle
We love this activity because you can do it without spending any money. Just search around your house for simple objects, trace, and match!
What are your favorite indoor toddler activities? Comment below!