If you are stuck indoors with a rambunctious toddler, you may need some indoor activities before you both go crazy. Luckily, there are some fun indoor activities you can create with your toddler that make staying inside not so bad. Creating activities with your toddler is a great way to spend quality time together while allowing your child to learn.
Why make these indoor activities edible?
When creating activities for your baby or toddler, you want to make something that is easy for them to use for whatever stage they are in. Sensory activities are a great learning tool for babies and toddlers. What do babies and toddlers do with everything they touch? They put the object in their mouth. Creating edible sensory activities is the perfect way for your child to be able to explore and learn. It also gives you peace of mind, knowing what ingredients are involved in these activities.
While it is not recommended to allow your child to eat these materials, they are a taste-safe way for your child to explore. Let your child help you create the activities by mixing ingredients together and teaching colors. These are a few ideas of edible indoor activities you can create and enjoy with your child.
Edible moon sand
This is the perfect edible indoor activity for boys who love to play with trucks. Brown sugar makes the perfect moon sand replacement that is taste-safe for smaller children. Its finer texture and moldability properties make the perfect pliable sand. Use the sand to create a construction site for trucks. You can also use the moon sand to help your child create different shapes or characters. With no prep time or multiple ingredients, this indoor activity is fast and easy to create.
Edible finger paint- the perfect indoor activities
If your child enjoys art projects, this is the perfect indoor activity. With only two ingredients, this activity is another quick and easy setup. Put whipped cream into a muffin tin or a few separate bowls. Add food coloring to create whatever colors you want to paint with. Teach your child how to use a paintbrush, or you can let them finger paint their picture. Let your child create a painted picture and make it a game for clean-up time. This activity is both a taste-safe and fun sensory activity for your child to enjoy.
Homemade edible playdough
If your child enjoys playing with Play-Doh but you are worried about your child eating it, this is the perfect homemade activity. Mix ½ cup of flour, ½ tbsp of Canola oil, ⅛ cup of salt, ¼ cup of boiling water, and 1 packet of Kool-aid together in a bowl. Mix all ingredients well, adding more flour if the mixture is still sticky. The Kool-aid packet adds the coloring to the playdough, used as a substitute for food coloring. Cool completely before handling. Help your child create shapes or characters with the dough. You can also use the dough to learn counting and colors.
These edible indoor activities are a great way to spend time with your toddler while they are learning. The edible element to these activities keeps your child safe while exploring. Use these activities to spend time together inside and fight the boredom together.