9/21/15

Posted by AME in participation with the Mattel #PlayAdvocate ambassador program. Complimentary product for participation. Comments and opinions on this blog are those of the author. Prizes provided by Mattel. 

As we roll through September, the weather is getting a bit cooler and out days playing outside are getting a bit shorter. It's that time of year to start thinking about indoor activities for our little ones that are playing inside on those cooler, rainy fall days. Just because we bring things inside doesn't mean that creativity and interactive fun needs to end!

There are plenty of ways to build, create and have fun with your little ones inside this fall, read on for some great tips from Hot Wheels to help you make this fall fun no matter what the weather:

Clear some space.
Your little ones will be used to having lots of space to run around and play. The move inside may be a little bit of a shock to the system! Make sure you have a little play area for them, even if it's just reorganizing their room so there's a bit more floor space. We made use of our oldest daughters  bunk style bed which she outgrew and replaced our sons bed with it, giving him double the space in his already small room, to play with his cars and tracks, getting his imaginative engines going!

Get Creative.
Without the great outdoors to rely on, you  may need to get a bit creative when it comes to activities. Arts and crafts can be a fun activity along with building toys or forts. Help them create their own indoor castle or hideout with cardboard boxes and decorate it! It will provide hours of fun and its a great way to engage their imagination. My kids like making forts from pillows and blankets, they always come up with a fun scenario like they are camping in the wilderness or hiding from monsters!

Get Involved.
Your little ones will naturally be more interested in activities that you also get involved with, so as they move inside, be prepared to get a bit more hands-on with play time. They'll love it if you play the evil dragon to their cardboard castle or in our case the bear who chases them out of their camping tent! 

Take it Online.
Playing the online or computer version of their favourite game can be a fun way for your little ones to explore a whole new universe of possibilities when it comes to their favourite toys. With Hot Wheels Epic Race, your little ones will be able to take track building to heights - let their imaginations run wild! 

No matter what activity you decide to engage your little ones in, you're bound to have endless hours of fun together. But to help take the initial sting of indoor play away, Hot Wheels has you covered with the new Epic Race game.

Daring drops and hairpin turns, this game has it all and your little ones can create tracks they never imagined could be possible! Created alone, or in groups the new Epic Race game provides your little ones with plenty of exciting activity. 




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56 comments:

  1. We love to watch movies or play board games when the weather is poor. Either way we get to have a fun time together!

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  2. On rainy days I like to watch a good kids movie with my kiddies. Snacks and just relaxing!

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  3. We play games and watch movies.
    Florence C

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  4. We like to play games and have lots of movie days

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  5. Our girls love to play with there Barbies and or little guy loves his Hot Wheels on rainy days or just any day!! :)

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  6. We play board games and watch movies. Board games help stimulate their minds and exercise some energy through moans and groans and cheers. lol

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  7. My girl loves to draw and paint, but she's also go a hold of her older brothers HotWheels collection and she's become a little hooked!

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  8. We love to play board games, build forts and do crafts on rainy days!

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  9. We like to do puzzles, play games or watch movies. It depends on the grandkids really and what keeps them busy and occupied! Keeping their minds active is always a good thing!

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  10. Reading, because it's the one with the best value and we never have enough time for it on a sunny days and we read in 3 languages, I mean we teach kids to read and wright in 3 languages and it takes a LOT of time.

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  11. We love Play-doh because it is different every time and it allows us full use of our imagination!

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  12. The grandkids like playing with their dolls, colouring. playing dressup, and watching a movie

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  13. We like to play board games, and make crafts

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  14. besides playing with their toys, my oldest loves to draw/color and watch treehouse

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  15. We have a cupboard full of board games that we love to play.

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  16. We like to build lego, watch movies, do crafts and bake. Our favourite activity would have to be crafts because the possibilities are endless when you do crafts.

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  17. We love playing board games and having movie nights both with snacks of course. We like to laugh together and have a good time goofing around:)

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  18. We love playing board games because it is something we can all participate in and have fun. (Judy Cowan)

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  19. If you ask my son, he'll say "playing with his Hot Wheels sets". I love that they can all be integrated and they keep the kids busy for hours!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  20. We like playing with Sophies magnetic blocks because you can create just about anything with them.

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  21. We have a few favourites: Lego building days, because everyone can get involved and it allows to get creative together; movie nights, because we love movies and popcorn; and board game marathons because we love to play games and get competitive together. The last one is a bit trickier now because there is a 5.5 year age gap between our oldest and youngest, so it's hard to find something appropriate to include the little one. Thus we tend to play games while she naps.

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  22. We like to play board and card games. My son was given a card game called Take the Train recently and we all enjoy playing it.

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  23. We like doing arts and crafts or watching movies, kids love being creative.

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  24. My grandchildren love being read too and my granddaughter also likes to show off her own reading talent too.

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  25. We love doing puzzles while watching hockey!

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  26. We build Lego, play board games or make playdoh. My son loves to be creative and I love to see him do so!

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  27. We like to colour and do crafts, because all of us can participate and have fun.

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  28. we like to paint, they love the colours

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  29. we like to read books, watch netflix, play board and card games

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  30. We read books, paint, do crafts, play board games (Monopoly and Uno are favourites), do puzzles and play with cars, Lego or Barbies.

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  31. lego, board games or movies are our usual activities.

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  32. Oh lots of different things. The boys like to draw and colour, play with playdoh, board games, watch movies, bake cupcakes, play on their tablets.

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  33. we love to play card games and curl up on the couch and watch movies

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  34. we love to draw and play legos my son is verry creative and artistic

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  35. We like to just sit on the floor and play with all of the toys. Nothjng fancy, but spending quality time together

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  36. We like to just sit on the floor and play with all of the toys. Nothjng fancy, but spending quality time together

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  37. Movie Watching...With lots of snacks! :)

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  38. we like to play board game or put puzzles together

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  39. We love making arts and crafts!! They kids loves it and they are so proud of what they have created even though they didn't get a chance to go outside!

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  40. We love to play board games during bad weather. We are really into Scrabble right now.

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  41. We love to play board game, play with hot wheel cars and colour.

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  42. Board games and rainy days is fun and creative.
    (Debbie W)

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  43. I always keep some toys hidden away for rainy days and we also love making forts and making cookies

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  44. We love getting together and having a family game night. Rainy days with my son call for movies and popcorn :)

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  45. Our favourite rainy day activity is drawing or cuddling up for movies. A little bit of both is a good thing too.

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  46. We love to play board games or bake!! Board games are great to laugh and have fun together. A little family competition is great!! Baking with my daughters is a passion of mine. Teaching them. Quality time with my girls - nothing beats it.

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  47. My oldest son likes to play board games while my youngest likes to look at books and draw. :)

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  48. We love to watch movies or play board games together because we are doing it as a family and we have fun

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  49. crafts, lego building. We love to bake treats to .

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  50. Love painting, playdoh, baking and legos
    Marla

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