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15 Creative Ways to Keep Your Toddler Busy Indoors

There are the days when your toddler maintains bottomless energy. You take them outside and keep them active–rain or shine. But then there are the days when you just can’t get outside and that’s when things start to get a bit tricky.

We are tired moms. We are worn down and many days our energy cannot keep up with a toddlers endless vitality. So when you’re hitting the parenting wall and you aren’t sure how to keep your toddler entertained, try out these awesome indoor toddler activities.

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Rainy day? Try these amazing indoor toddler activities! Creative indoor toddler activities

I’m far from expert when it comes to indoor toddler activities. More frankly put, I’m not an expert at toddler activities at all. I like to keep it creative yet incredibly simple and easy.

Many of these activities you can prepare ahead of time and use in a pinch on a rainy day. Others you can prepare on the fly, gathering just a few items from around the house. What mom doesn’t love that?

Admiring-Her-Completed-Banana-Cutting-at-20-MonthsCutting a Banana Activity from Living Montessori Now

baking soda scienceBaking Soda Science Fun from Little Bins for Hands

ball-painting-2Painting Ball Activity from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

color-sortingColor Sorting Activity from A Mom With a Lesson Plan

diy-car-magnets2Car Magnets from Moms and Crafters

DIY-Car-Track-Busy-Bag-Adventures-of-AdamDIY Car Track Busy Bag from Adventures of Adam

dots-and-coins-play-for-toddlersDots and Coins Fine Motor Play from Best Toys 4 Toddlers

Easy-toddler-science-with-milkSwirling Milk Experiment from Go Science Kids

flowerbuttonsFlower Buttons from The Kavanaugh Report

invitation-to-play-with-the-rainbow-fishRainbow Fish Play Dough Fun from Learning 4 Kids

Ladybug Game (2)Learning with Ladybugs from A Little Bit of Quiet

playdough lettersPlay Dough Letters from Learn with Play at Home

Shape Sort Sticky Wall3Shape Sorting from Modern Preschool

Matching-pairs-game-with-real-objects-in-the-sensory-tub-680x453Matching Pairs Bin from The Imagination Tree

Were-Going-On-A-Bear-Hunt-Invitation-to-PlayGoing on a Bear Hunt Small World Play from Teacher Types

Whatever the reason you can’t get your busy toddler outside for the day, I hope these indoor toddler activities will inspire you to entertain your toddler and save a piece of your sanity along the way.

P.S. If you are looking for even more ways to keep your toddler busy, I just adore this book Learn with Play.

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