Fun Indoor Activities that Burn Energy

I don’t know whether it’s the full moon, the anticipation of Christmas or just the age, but my girls have so much extra energy these days. I’ve been looking for some quick and easy ways to burn off that energy, so I was excited to find these fun ideas shared in last week’s Discover & Explore indoor games theme.

Fun Indoor Activities that Burn Energy

Get moving and practice letter recognition with this runaway letter game from Growing Book by Book.

Create an indoor ball pit like Danya Banya. In the past we’ve used an old inflatable pool, a play yard, and a small tent to create ball pits.

Teach Preschool has terrific ideas for large motor movement indoors. Most of them don’t require a lot of materials or prep time, so they are great for busy days!

Grab some toy animals and create an animal sounds obstacle course with this game from Lalymom. This one is really great for toddlers!

Cross the “river” and practice colors and shapes with this idea from Dirt and Boogers.

Practice the ABCs and beginning sounds as you get moving to Dr. Seuess’ ABCs with the little ones from 3 Dinosaurs.

Add a touch of winter to toy car play by making this snowy ramp from Buggy and Buddy.

And I–um I mean, the kids–can’t wait to make Buggy and Buddy’s DIY marble run. It looks like so much fun!

This school bus ABC game is a fun, active way to practice letter recognition. It can also be modified to focus on learning colors, shapes, numbers and more. Spread the “bus stops” out throughout the house to get burn off even more energy.

For even more ideas visit the giant list of indoor play ideas from What Do We Do All Day?

These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.

What are your favorite ways to incorporate movement into your indoor play activities?

More Indoor Play Ideas from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Indoor Play Ideas from Discover and Explore

Holiday Charades with Free Printable (KC Edventures)

Snowy Toy Car Ramp (Buggy and Buddy)

Jingle and Seek (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Winter Time Large Motor Play for the Preschool Classroom (Teach Preschool)

Jingle Bell Ankle Bracelets (Twodaloo)

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing our Runaway Letter game!

  2. Thanks for including our list in this roundup!

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