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!
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!
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.
Stay tuned for an Epic Race contest from Hot Wheels™!