Nothing beats playing outside, but sometimes the weather just doesn’t allow for outdoor play. Here are some ways that preschoolers can be active indoors – without harming themselves or your furniture! 🙂
Game #1: Masking Tape Race Lane
Make a masking tape “lane” on the floor. The boys enjoyed running down the lane and hopping down the lane on one foot! Then we tried hopping with both feet inside the lane, then both feet outside. Feet together, feet apart, feet together, etc. They really have to think about that one!
Game #2: Across the Room
How many different ways can you find to get from one side of the room to another? You can walk, run, crab walk, bear crawl (with knees straight, hands and feet on the floor), walk backwards, hop like a bunny, roll… Lots of possibilities here!
Game #3: Ping Pong Ball Catch
You can toss the balls to each other and catch them in the cups, or play this game solo by just tossing the ball up in the air and catching it. Or, swing the cups to launch the ball!
Game #4: Ninja Box Kick-Down
This one was definitely a favorite!
Stack a bunch of boxes – shoe boxes, mailing boxes, whatever you have… We covered some of ours with duct tape to make them more durable.
Stack again and repeat. And repeat and repeat.
Game #5: Indoor Bowling with Plastic Cups
This is pretty self explanatory, but there are more details here: Indoor Bowling
Game #6: Make a Bean Bag Knock-Down Game (with duct tape bean bags!)
Click here to read all about this one – Bean Bag Knock Down Game
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