Bring outdoor play inside

The weather is changing so now’s the perfect time to bring some outdoor play indoors! In addition to the puzzles, crafts, books and okay… video games, there’s no excuse to put the outdoor play on hold when it’s too cold.

Here are some ideas and tips to still have fun inside while the rain and snow falls outside.

Use your garage for playing ball — this keeps picture frames and other breakables from getting smashed or ruined. With chalk, draw a baseball diamond on your garage floor and play a game of mini-baseball. The Little Tikes TotSport T-Ball Set is perfect for indoor fun but, you might want to replace the hard balls with some softer ones — especially if playing inside the house.

Tumble and play inside while learning coordination, balance and controlled movement. Use the Alex Toys Tumbling Mat for a safe and fun way to somersault and cartwheel your way around the house.

Sidewalk games can easily be played indoors with an Alphabet and Number Foam Mat. Create a hopscotch game with the number pieces, play duck-duck-goose with an alphabet square or create your own interactive game!

Create an indoor-safe play structure — or even obstacle course — for your child with a Playhut Mega Playland. Indoor play tunnels and tents can be used for play, “camping indoors”, reading time and so much more.

Get the sillies out with an indoor trampoline, like the Alex Little Jumpers Trampoline. Turn on some music and jump to the beat while wearing out some pent-up energy.