Bored no more with these fun laundry basket games!
Do your preschoolers drive you batty with, “I’m bored!” Do you need ways to keep them occupied, or fun afternoon activities for when you’re working on homework or making dinner? These 25 Boredom Busting Laundry Basket Games for Preschoolers are easy to set up and so much fun for those busy little bodies. Plus, you don’t have to go out and buy anything special…everything you need is already at home! Have fun!
1. Ball, Basket and Bean Bags
Toss bean bags and balls into laundry baskets by Frogs Snails And Puppy Dog Tails to burn off some of that afternoon steam.
2. Colored Balls in a Hoop
Or set a laundry basket up as a hoop and see who can make the most shots by Reab!
3. Baby with Colored Balls
Laundry baskets make amazing impromptu ball pits for the little to play in by Pink Oatmeal.
4. Green Ball with Fly Swatter
Give them a balloon and fly swatter and let them play ‘hockey’ by Let’s Explore for hours on end!
5. Kids in a Basket
Work on those core muscles by letting the kiddo’s push each other around in a basket.
Or for the littlest of littles, lay them in a basket and let confetti rain down on them. Oohhhh!!
Can your kiddo’s figure out how to use pool noodles to get balloons into the basket?
Set up a movie and print some car parts for a ‘drive in’ experience on any given afternoon.
How about some outdoor field hockey ala Inside Out. What kinds of emotional bubbles will your kids get into the baskets?
Via Disney Family
Let kids practice hanging laundry with an indoor line and some old fashioned pegs.
Via Preschool Dayz
Or stoke their imaginations with a ‘hot air balloon‘ ride!
Via Inner Child Fun
Your littlest little is going to have a blast getting into the basket. And out. And in. And out.
Via Rainy Day Mum
Too cold to go outside? Let the kids have a ‘snowball’ fight inside using laundry baskets as barricades.
Your toddlers are going to love collecting clothes pins to put into the basket.
Taking a day at the beach? Bring the basket along as a great place to store beach toys without dragging all that sand back into your car.
Via The Idea Room
Your preschoolers are going to love dragging their laundry basket ‘sleds’ throughout the house.
Via The Golden Gleam
Or carting their toy haul outside for an afternoon of fun. Plus, carrying it themselves is great for those gross motor skills.
Set your toddler in front of a basket with some pom poms and let them push them through the holes, then retrieve them!
Your child is going to love sailing away in a sailboat made for one.
Set up a skee ball game for the kiddo’s and let them practice their point skills in the comfort of their own living room.
Claw machine enthusiasts are going to love capturing their toys from the basket.
Via Make And Takes
Let your tiny tots figure out how to navigate a maze of stings to retrieve their favorite afternoon toys.
Or send the bigger preschoolers outside for some turtle racing on those warmer days.
Hanging baskets work great as ball hoops for indoor and outdoor play alike!
Or give your kiddo’s some truly dynamic play by building a ‘washing machine’ they can use for their own laundry.