Being a South Florida family we often have days filled with either drizzles of rain or an out right downpour. With a toddler full of energy you’ve got to make accommodations. Here is a list of 5 indoor rainy day toddler activities:
Arts & Crafts: There are thousands of different things able to be made with access to Pinterest. Just type in the items you have available and see what pops up. I happen to have had a canvas, some paint and masking tape. I made her first initial with tape and placed a few drops of color (pink, purple and white) on the canvas. With a little coaching from Daddy she soon got the hang of it. In the future, I know now to use a painters tape so that the paint does not bleed. It still came out super cute anyways! My DIY link for this project is here
Build a fort: Whether you grab bed sheets, chairs, and couch pillows or grab an old box from the garage, this can be an activity that lasts hours. If you have access to some Christmas light strings you can even hang them in and around the fort. If the box isn’t needed for anything in the future, you can poke holes through the box with a pencil, slip a bulb from the light string in, and pretend they’re stars.
Laundry basket and string activity: Any kind of string can be used, ribbon or twine. Create a tightly woven pattern through the laundry basket. Put items such as toys, balls, and small stuffed animals at the bottom of the basket. Then, allow the child to attempt to pull the items from the bottom of the basket.
Homemade ball pit: That plastic outdoor pool sitting in the garage can be used for more than just water. A ball of plastic balls (found on Amazon)thrown into the pool. We have had one for our daughter since she was 6 months old and she LOVES it. She now also uses her slide as means to fall into the ball pit.
Sensory games: With a pack of pompoms and a clear mason jar or an ice cube tray, you child can learn sorting by size and color. Just keep an eye to make sure they don’t confuse it for a skittle and try to swallow one.