Indoor-Adventures for Your Baby
On a day when it’s too rainy or cold to go out and play, there’s no reason you can’t create a fun atmosphere indoors to help your child keep busy and entertained. Try one (or more) of these mom-tested activities.
“We make a tunnel out of all the pillows on our couch (the bottom goes up and we use the back pillows to hold it up). They love playing inside and it has made for some fabulous photo ops.” - Rebecca L.
“I’ve made a crib tent for the babies to play in. We put a blanket three-quarters of the way over the crib and our girls will sit and play in there for an hour. Put some books in, some stuffed animals. You can fold and put away the laundry while they have fun in their secret hideaway.” - Cheryl C.
“I put out mats, tunnels and a homemade slide off the couch to create an obstacle course inside on rainy days when David was little — anything to not have to turn on the TV!” - Lindsay A.
“I’ll make a maze for Sadie. I unfold large cardboard boxes so that I can stand them upright as though they are walls and she crawls through the path and has to avoid ‘road blocks’.” - Lydia N.
“Sometimes we’ll hide brightly colored stuffed animals in funny places and go on a ‘safari’ with our son to find them. He gets super excited when he spots one.” - Gabi T.
Start Your Engines
“Taylor has a grand ole time when he sits on his little riding toy fire truck and I push him around the house going ‘quickly’ around corners or dodging furniture and other obstacles. It’s like a race for him and I get pretty good workout, too.” - Anastasia L.
The Finish Line
“My daughter is still in the crawling stage so to make it a little more interesting I’ll create a little path for her on the floor with blankets and then soft pillows placed every foot or so to give her something to ‘climb’ over with a reward at the end, like a favorite toy.” - Janice K.
It's a Jungle!
“We create forts out of blankets and pillows and then we play this made up game of ‘Tiger’ where I get on my hands and knees and growl like a tiger. Alana loves it and we chase each other around the room and hide behind the fort.” - Linda R.