101 things to do with toddlers indoors

It’s 36 degrees in Austin, TX! And -11 in Minnesota… ahhh! That’s insane, and definitely way to cold to go outside.  Although my baby is still baking in my belly (see a 7 month bare belly pic here!), I can only imagine if I couldn’t take the bambinos outdoors due to crazy cold weather! I present to you 101 fun things to do with toddlers indoors! Many of these are fun for bigger kids too!

101 things to with toddlers indoors

Indoor Crafts and Activities

1. Ice painting

2. Foam board memory game

3. Make hand and foot print art

4. Paint a canvas

5. Make paper plate animals

6. Read Mister Seahorse and then make pop corn sea horses

7. Make a cardboard crown

8. Paper chain gymnasts 

9. Notecard puzzles

10. Dot paintings

11. Crazy circle art

12. Sun flakes for the window

13. Make an indoor race track with tape

14. DIY scratch board cards

15. Make flower hair clips

16. Play doctor (with fun free printables)

17. Practice forward and backward rolls on the rug

18. Camp out in the living room

19. Build an indoor snowman

20. Make pinwheels 

21. Coffee fileter peacocks

22. Make a tiara 

23. Make a doorway puppet theatre

24. Send grandma and grandpa a letter

25. Washi tape car track

26. Make a checkerboard game

27. Send a hug in the mail

28. Decorate an umbrella 

29. Make maracas

30. Cheerio’s box doll house

31. Tissue paper box dino feet

32. Tension rod hallway tent

33. Make a fold up fort 

34. Personalized Guess Who

35. Make an easy pinata

36. Tie dye nail manicure

37. Cardboard tube creatures 

38. Sticker constellations 

39. Doodle on the moon

40. Color the inside of a cardboard box

41. Make squish aquarium bags

42. Make a paper plate clock

43. Use books as car ramps

44. Games with pom poms

45. Printable alphabet letter games

46. Make I spy bags

47. A-Z paper crafts

48. Practice hand stands on the wall

49. Sharpie tie dye t-shirts

50. Color this adorable circus sheet

51. Slot game with shoe box

52. Turn a table into a fort

53. Make a back scratch t-shirt for dad

54. 48 snowmen crafts to make

55. Make a 3D polar bear

56. Visit a fire station

57. Newspaper snowball fight

58. Walking water experiment

59. Paint with skittles

60. Take a bubble bath

61. Indoor fishing

62. Indoor balloon badminton 

63. Building with plastic spice bottles

64. Matching everyday objects

65. Make some DIY Valentines

66. Make some more Valentines

67. Use broken crayons to make shaped crayons

68. Read a book by yourself

69. Draw with dry erase markers on the window

70. Potato stamps

71. Plant a grass head

72. Make a dragon puppet (for Chinese New Years)

73. Host a Chinese New Years play date

74. Stretch with your toddler

75. Sparkly snow paint

76. Make snow paint

 

Indoor fun with food

77. Make a heart shaped cake

78. Tanagram grilled  cheese sandwich

79. Discover pomegranate seeds

80. Make marshmallows

81. Make a fruit smoothie

82. M&M monster dip

83. Make your own ice cream in a zip lock bag

84. Have a heart shaped lunch

85. Bake your neighbor cookies

86. Jolly rancher lolly pops

87. Teddy bear toast snack

88. Rice krispie pin wheels

89. Coffee play dough 

90. Food faces with fruit

91. Pretend restaurant

92. ABC breadsticks

93. Play the food game (close your eyes, sibling hands you a spoon with something on it, guess what it is)

94. Host a make your own pizza party with friends

95. Animal sandwiches

96. Dr. Seuss pancakes

97. Super simple sensory boxes for babies 

98. Taste test all kinds of apples

99. No cook chocolate play dough

100. Bake a heart shaped cake

101. Make breakfast for dinner

 

Do you have any go to indoor toddler activities? I’d love to hear?

 

 

 

 

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  1. […] Hi, y’all! I’m (super pregnant) Jamie from C.R.A.F.T., a silly little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Free Things! With this crazy winter weather happening around the country, I chose to share some winter craft ideas to keep you cozy inside or embrace the snow and ice outdoors! On that note, here are 101 things to do with toddlers indoors! […]

  2. […] Hi, y’all! I’m (super pregnant) Jamie from C.R.A.F.T., a silly little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Free Things! With this crazy winter weather happening around the country, I chose to share some winter craft ideas to keep you cozy inside or embrace the snow and ice outdoors! On that note, here are 101 things to do with toddlers indoors! […]

  3. […] Hi, y’all! I’m (super pregnant) Jamie from C.R.A.F.T., a silly little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Free Things! With this crazy winter weather happening around the country, I chose to share some winter craft ideas to keep you cozy inside or embrace the snow and ice outdoors! On that note, here are 101 things to do with toddlers indoors! […]

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