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I love most everything about fall.
Something I am having a hard time with, however, it coming up with ways to entertain the twins.
Last fall with them was easy. Well, not easy easy. They were newborns. That in itself was crazy. But something I didn’t have to worry about was ways to keep them entertained indoors while the never ending rain washed out all of our park time.
Ever since the rain fall started a few weeks ago, I have been getting real crafty while trying to figure out some at home activities for toddlers that don’t require a trip to the store.
And by crafty, I don’t actually mean crafty at all.
I am all about easy hacks and DIY’s, if you haven’t gathered that already!
I like the idea of throwing something together in a few minutes that will hopefully keep the kids entertained for longer than two minutes.
Hopefully, the list I have put together for you guys does just that! I know my guinea pig twins have loved all of them!
Nine Creative at Home Activities for Toddlers
Indoor Obstacle Course
This will ruin your living room. But it does your toddler love more than a mess anyways? I take a few couch cushions off and scatter pillows around them in the middle of the living room. Kendall and Caeden love the game. They crawl and fall everywhere and laugh the whole time! It is something that would be great for all littles!
Basketball in Laundry Basket
Nope, not actual basketball. I toss their stuffed animals in a large laundry basket and they love pulling them out and tossing them back in! Usually they end up playing inside of the laundry basket as well which adds up to more time self entertained! Mom win!
Indoor Ball Pit
Regalo’s play yard is an absolute must have. Not only is it great for the summer months, but it is awesome for indoor play as well! I bought some plastic balls off of Amazon and made a super easy ball pit for the twins and they can go at it for a good half hour or even longer with a movie on!
Jr. Dance Party
You might have to get down and dance with them for this one! I simply search “baby dance songs” on Youtube and have fun. You are going to hear Baby Shark about a million times but watching their little bodies learn to dance is so much fun!
Poms in a Wipe Box
I would advise this be solo play for older toddlers. Ones that don’t stick everything in their mouths. Because the first thing the twins did when I set the box down on the ground was grab a handful and stick them right in their mouths! But all you have to do is grab and old wipe box and pour some pompoms inside and replace the lid. I then taped the lid to the container so that the twins couldn’t rip it off.
Create Simple Sensory Bottles
I honestly like these for myself. But all you have to do is take a bottle you would otherwise recycle and fill with room temp water, some oil and a couple drops of food coloring. I like to add glitter to them as well! Then your toddlers can turn the bottle all around and watch the different colors shift. You could even add small toys, leaves, ect in order to create different kinds of sensory bottles!
Make a Mess with some Two Ingredient Finger Paint
When I say mess, do not take it lightly. This was a disaster. But it was fun! I suggest doing this in the garage to keep the house paint free. But I used this edible finger paint recipe (LINK MY OWN POST) and laid out some cheap dollar store paper and let the twins go at it! They ate the paint for the most part, but did play a bit. You should have some wipes and towels nearby for when the kids decide they’re done!
No Mess Finger Painting
If you don’t want to go all in for a mess, throw the same edible finger paint in some freezer zip lock bags and tape the edges down onto the kitchen table. We just did this earlier today and it was a hit! Plus you can save the yogurt bags in the fridge to use through out the day!
Laundry Basket Movie Party
I got this idea from a friend of mine and it is perfect! My littles aren’t quite old enough for it, but I think 18 months and up would be a good time to try! Simply pull out the laundry baskets, fill with fuzzy blankets, pillows and snacks, and then turn on their favorite movie! My friend, Jamie, says that it keeps her twin toddlers locked in for an ENTIRE MOVIE! Think about all you could do!
Sound like a good list? What are you going to throw together first?
Let me know in the comments which one of my at home activities for toddlers was the biggest hit in your home!
Happy fall, ladies!