The best indoor toys and activity games are a fun way for the kids to spend a rainy or snowy day at home; these are also best to keep them engaged while you carry out some essential chores.
Things to consider when buying indoor toys and activity games for kids:
- Age of the Child
- The space required to play these comfortably
- Can it be played with multiple kids and/or family.
Best Indoor toys for the Active Kids
Kids love physical activities, and while outdoors is the best for most such physical activities, there are times when the kids have to be indoors. Let the kids entertain themselves with these fun toys designed for the active kids.
Ride on Toy: You get smaller ride-ons (cars, trains, ponies, etc.) for toddlers that can be used indoors. Kids love to use ride-on-toys moving from one place to another.
Many of these ride-ons come with storage space allowing them to also transport their favorite toys along, thus burning up that toddler energy.
Balance Bike: Toddlers can also use balance bikes within the house, moving from one end of the house to the other. Make sure the wheels are cleaned properly before using it indoors, assuming the balanced bike gets used outdoor as well.
Toddler Trampoline: You get small sized bouncers that can be a good fit in most houses. Bouncing on trampoline is a fun way to burn off energy for high energy toddlers.
Mini Trampoline: You get these for the older kids as well.
Stepping and Balance Stones: These soft “stones” can be used as an obstacle course and the kids have to step from one to the other. Provides lot of fun time and also helps develop balance and coordination.
Slide: This is a classic toy that toddlers love to use – just climb up and slide down. They can even take their favorite stuffed animal toy and slide it down.
Spinning Toys: Bilibos are versatile toys that can be used for spinning, rocking, toy carrying, and pretend play. There are other spinning toys that you may consider for your kids. The strength and coordination needed to spin themselves spin make it a great indoor physical activity.
Balance Boards: These great fun for kids, balancing on these boards offer a physical challenge and helps improve balance.
Indoor swing/pod swing: Offers a relaxing swinging place, and helps them calm down.
Twister: The classic board game that is loads of fun and also gets your kids moving. In fact, Twister has been a fun game for all ages since the 60s.
Indoor climbing and play gym: These are basically climbing toys and equipment that doesn’t take up lots of space.
Best Indoor toys for Kids
There are other excellent toys and games that will keep the kids mentally engaged and also make them learn useful things. Some of these can be played by the entire family.
Classing Building Blocks to keep the kids engaged; these also developments motor control and color recognition skills.
Indoor Stem Toys: You get a variety of STEM and construction toys that engage the kids and also teaches.
Hot wheels: These classic toys are still loved by animals and the ones with unique tracks can happily keep them occupied.
Play kitchen Sets that come with all the cookware, utensils, as well as realistic looking appliances.
Farm animal sets for kids: Kids love animals and these animal sets are great for imaginative play.
Board Games: There are several board games, such as monopoly, that can be played by kids (and the entire family).
More indoor creative toys such as Doodle mat.