Winter indoor activities

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It's that time of the winter where I'm running out of ways to keep my 18 month old busy in the house!

Anyone have ideas of some activities that I can do to occupy his time and take both of our minds off of getting outside??

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Karissa - posted on 05/01/2009

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In MN we have a ton of indoor play parks. They are really cheap to get into and full of huge tunnels and slides. It is a big of germ fest in there but it's still a lot of fun even for adults. Sometimes when we are desperate we just go to the mall and make up games; like hopping through the mall on the green tiles or going in a store and trying to figure out how many red shirts there are...stuff like that. A little crazy maybe but as a family we actually have a really good time :-)

Amanda - posted on 04/18/2009

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we also use things to build "forts" out of blankets and stuff and then read or talk in our fort my son will crawl and play in their half the day

Amanda - posted on 04/18/2009

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we have this cool place here in town called bouncing beans and it has moonbounces in there and u can jump with him and its very inexpensive here he would be free bc hes under 2. and we lso go to mcdonalds and play at the inside playplaces and they have smaller ones made for younger kids. if i ever need anything to do i would use google and find out whats in my area. also we have a heated pool nearby thats indoors at our gym and that helps get some energy out too.

Pam - posted on 02/26/2009

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I take cups that we've gotten at restaurants (like olive garden) and place them upside down to look like bowling pins. Then we use a ball to roll across the room and try to knock them all down. I usually sit behind the cups to set them back up easily and prevent the ball from FLYING all over the place!

Wendie - posted on 02/21/2009

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Hmm, been a while since I only had one kid, and especially one that young,  but here goes.... how about megablocks (big legos), or cars? My boys also like anything remote control, and nowadays they have ones made for the younger kids. Coloring together or reading a book are also fun. Oh yeah, and playing horsey, you are the horse, and he rides on your back. (if your back can take it) *smile*



good luck!!

User - posted on 02/20/2009

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We take the cushions and pillows off the couch and put them on the floor then play "wipe out" (loosley based off of the TV show). They try to run from one side of the room to the couch without falling over. Good practice of those gross motor skills! And as a bonus, really quite funny to watch.

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