Indoor Play Ideas

This is our Better Than TV Series on Indoor Play.

Give your kids the universe... in a box!

Give your kids the universe… in a box!

I want my kids to understand that the universe is vast and filled with endless possibilities- but I want to give them that information in installments they can absorb. Compared to interstellar travel, the monthly subscription cost is a bargain, and inside adventure awaits.

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Mish Mash Roll Pound Smash! A Playdough Playdate

Mish Mash Roll Pound Smash! A Playdough Playdate

There seems to be something universally soothing about play dough. Or, perhaps I should say NEARLY universal. My littlest has yet to get over his bitter disappointment that play dough isn’t something to eat, and I’m told there are children with sensory issues who do not enjoy it at all. For most, though, it seems

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Microwave Soap Clouds

Microwave Soap Clouds

When I saw this post, I thought, man, we’ve gotta do that! That has my dudes’ names written all over it! That rocks! So I added Ivory soap to my shopping list (this is very important- it’s all the air in that 99.44% that makes this trick work) and waited for a lull. I crept into the kitchen and called out (in my best “you are all in trouble” voice) “Who wants to blow stuff up in the microwave?”

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Let's Get Messy: Shaving Cream Play

Let’s Get Messy: Shaving Cream Play

…in which we learn that not every activity is a winner for every child. And that was the end of that. Notice, however, that he has shaving cream not only on the play kitchen, but also in his hair and on his clothes. By the time I clicked “stop” on this video, it was also

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Build engines of (minimal) destruction

Build engines of (minimal) destruction

All you need to keep your kids occupied non-digitally on a super hot or rainy day is a glue gun, craft sticks, wooden clothes pins, masking tape, bottle tops, plastic spoons, rubber bands, and small size Lincoln logs or other small, glueable pieces from the thrift store or junk drawer. (If you want to take

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