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Best Indoor Toys for Active Boys and Girls

Updated on September 16, 2014

What to Buy Your Active Toddler or Young Child this Holiday Season

As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach I am reminded of the long days spent indoors soon to come. Unfortunately, just because it is winter and I want to hibernate, does not mean that my kids do. This Christmas and Hanukkah I will be buying my kids lots of active toys that they can enjoy indoors - and that will hopefully tire them out enough for me to enjoy a few quiet moments as well.

Wear them out with the Alex Toys Little Jumpers Trampoline. And get it at Amazon.com for the lowest price around.

Take a look at what I have come up with and let me know if you have more gift ideas for physically active toddlers and young children.

Gigantic Keyboard Playmat with Speaker Plug In - Let them dance to their favorite tunes!

Just like in Big! This Piano mat provides hours of active, dance party fun!
Just like in Big! This Piano mat provides hours of active, dance party fun!

Giant Floor Piano Play Mat with Speaker Plug-in

Get them up and dancing while they explore musical notes! This gigantic keyboard play mat is a gift with a lot of "Wow"-factor! It has four play modes, which allow them to run, jump, slide and dance while making music. Adjustable volume, and eight musical instrument sounds and 10 melodies keep things interesting. An automatic power off system helps conserve battery. Includes built-in speaker plug-in for play-along with portable CD/mp3 player

Best Indoor Trampolines for Kids

Get them jumping!

I just purchased one of these trampolines for my 2 and 5 year old to share. If the jumping doesn't tire them out, then the fighting over whose turn it is should. But the best part is that when they're in school I plan on using it myself. Turns out trampoline workouts are great for a low impact cardio workout! And for only $30 this one is easy on the budget. Go Mom!

Inexpensive, Indoor Trampoline

You don't need a fancy trampoline to delight kids of all ages. Try this Variflex for hours of fun.
You don't need a fancy trampoline to delight kids of all ages. Try this Variflex for hours of fun.
Airzone 48" Fitness Band Trampoline - Blue
Airzone 48" Fitness Band Trampoline - Blue

A small trampoline can make any room a playroom. Just watch out, bc they will try to make any room an obstacle course with a fun game of "Don't Touch the Ground" jumping from couch, to chair, to trampoline.

 
This Radio Flyer with track is a perennial toddler favorite. Pull it out for play dates and birthday parties and your house will be the favorite place to play!
This Radio Flyer with track is a perennial toddler favorite. Pull it out for play dates and birthday parties and your house will be the favorite place to play!

Radio Flyer with Track

Get ready for a little retro fun with this Radio Flyer with a 6 foot race track. Your kids will love flying down the track over and over again and can also be used to race toy cars. When not in use it can be easily disassembled and stored. Sounds like the perfect gift!

We don't have one of these race tracks, but a friend does. You can bet that is my kids FAVORITE place to have a play date. In nice weather, bring this outside for year-round fun.

Radio Flyer - Flyer 500
Radio Flyer - Flyer 500

The way to a toddler's heart? Buy them this Radio Flyer with track and you will be #1 on their list!

 

Good Old Fashioned Fun

I am pretty sure my mother never worried whether or not her kids were getting enough exercise. But then again, we did not have an array of battery operated and hand-held toys at our fingertips keeping us glued to the couch all day. Check out the toys below - chances are you had some of these when you were a kid.

These low tech kid-powered toys provided us with hours of entertainment and will delight - or at least occupy - your kids, too. No batteries required!

Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper – Fun and Safe Play – Encourages an Active Lifestyle – Makes Squeaky Sounds – For All Sizes, 250 Pound Capacity
Kidoozie Foam Pogo Jumper – Fun and Safe Play – Encourages an Active Lifestyle – Makes Squeaky Sounds – For All Sizes, 250 Pound Capacity

Pogo Jumpers and Monster feet have been kids favorites for years. Let your kids in on the fun with these classic toys.

 
Playskool Play Favorites Sit 'n Spin Toy
Playskool Play Favorites Sit 'n Spin Toy

The classic from your childhood! Let them get dizzy as can be with this classic Sit-n-Spin!

 

Gymnic Hop Balls

This classic rubber hopper provides hours of fun. Just make sure you get one for each of your kids because this is one toy they will not want to share.

Rocking See Saw

Spend the cold months working on gross motor skills like balance with this Rocking See Saw. Used in gyms everywhere, this toy will help your child master his equilibrium and have them in great shape for spring sports! (All while having a great time!)

The Spiro Bouncer

Yes! The Spiro Bouncer IS as fun as it looks!
Yes! The Spiro Bouncer IS as fun as it looks!

The Spiro Bouncer

See Saw Indoors

Designed for indoor use, the Spiro Bouncer is perfect for twins or closely spaced siblings. Guaranteed to provide hours of fun while improving their strength and balance. The balls on each end provide plenty of bounce...and what kid does not like to bounce?

The Perfect Indoor Gift for Twins!

Spiro Bouncer Teeter-Totter Seesaw

What kid doesn't wish for an indoor see-saw? The Spiro Bouncer helps kids develop strength and balance...all in the comfort of your home.

Here's a git that is perfect for a pair. And moms, no fighting about whose turn it is when you get these for a pair of siblings!

Games that Get them Moving - From old fashioned favorites to new imaginative options

If your kids are old enough and have a competitive spirit, try some of these games that get them up and moving. From the old fashioned staple - Twister - to indoor bowling and river stones, try some of these games for family game night and get everyone up and moving.

Gonge Riverstones
Gonge Riverstones

These riverstones are commonly found in kids gyms and preschools. But they are affordable enough to get for your home too.

 
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Bowling Set With 6 Pins, Bowling Ball, and Storage Bag
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Bowling Set With 6 Pins, Bowling Ball, and Storage Bag

Much cheaper than going to the bowling alley, this set will provide hours of fun...and a reason for mom and dad to have a beer.

 
Toss Across
Toss Across

A retro favorite your kids will love.

 
Learning Carpets Hopscotch II Play Carpet
Learning Carpets Hopscotch II Play Carpet

We use this as a runner in the hallway to our kids bathroom. Adds new meaning to the expression "Hop to it!"

 

How do You Keep Your Kids Active Indoors? - Share your active indoor games and toys here!

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      zillermil 5 years ago

      We love the trampoline so much!