We go out everyday, zoo, park all that, have lot of playdates, do hour long baths/ water activities in bathtub), read tons of books.
I have some limitatiions, so to speak!
We live in a 600 sq feet apartment ( carpeted) on a third floor( so no running) and my DS does not tolerate hot or too cold days( nor do I) so our problem are those hot afternoons and cold mornings/ evenings.
He doesnt like crafty stuff ( I keep trying) , not interested in household chores, legos or blocks( not enough to really have it as our daily activity) etc.
So, please I need some more ideas!!
born on April 3 '10
* wrapping paper tube and toy cars. We have had many races with these by holding up the tube at a slant and pushing the cars through.
* paper airplanes
* food colouring and water glasses. drop by drop to change colours etc.
* we have a memory game and play that
* candyland is a hit here
* little beads, a small scoop and a muffin tin. My DD will play with that for quite some time. Great for colour recognition and hand eye coordination too.
* helium balloons on a string. Pulling it down and letting them race to the ceiling. My DD will play with a balloon on a string for days. She does get quite disappointed when they stop working though. We have to play up how amazing it was that it lasted so long to keep a fit from happening.
Me 40 . Partner to mamacolleen 33 . DD born July 2009 . Twin boys born Nov 2012.
We are a family that loves
On a daily basis, for quiet indoor time, my 28 month old likes:
~blocks and building towers. The big blocks, and wooden blocks and stacking. (maybe your son will enjoy in a few months)
~crayons and drawing / colouring (usually I need to draw too)
~searching through a box of toys.
~watching a cartoon
~my son, at that age, loved to line up his hot wheels cars, into a traffic jam.
Guess I dont have any other ideas that may work for you.
We have an under-bed storage bin filled with rice - I find it easier to sweep up than sand for indoor play. Add some spoons, containers, a funnel etc. We also take turns hiding and digging up little animal figurines. It does require some supervision, and "the rice stays in the rice box" reminders, but overall the entertainment value is well worth the minimal cleanup time:)