I don’t know about your kids, but my kids are always on the go! Moving, dancing, jumping, climbing. But during colder months of the year, my kids tend to become more stir-crazy as the days go by. They love traditional winter indoor toys and activities like arts and crafts, board games and pretend play, but sometimes they need some good old-fashioned outdoor-like play, too.

With that in mind, I bring the outdoors in, making sure we have some more outdoors(ish) toys available for them. Toddler and preschool toys that you would normally associate with the outdoors can oftentimes become indoor toys, too! Which summer outside toys you turn into winter indoor toys depends on how much space you have, your kiddos’ play style and your budget. Below you’ll find a great list of outdoor toys from Right Start that you can easily bring inside the house. Help your active kids get some of their energy out this fall and winter when the weather is not ideal for venturing outside.

Outdoor Toys That Can Easily Become Winter Indoor Toys


The Original Toy Company Fold & Go Trampoline – Let your kids bounce out all their wiggles in one small space.


Little Tikes First Slide – When my oldest was a toddler, we had a Little Tykes climber and slide in the loft in our house. She spent so much time climbing up and sliding down! She could move, exercise and have tons of great fun while staying warm and avoiding the cold.


Pacific Play Tents Galaxy 6′ Tunnel with Glow in the Dark Stars – A tunnel provides active playtime in smaller spaces. Then, when you’re done playing with it, the tunnel collapses down for easy storage.


Pacific Play Tents My Little Tent – A collapsible play tent pairs perfectly with a tunnel like the one listed above. Connect the tunnel with the tent, and the imaginative and active play possibilities are endless.


The Original Toy Company Crocodile Rocker – A rocker toy like the Crocodile Rocker can accommodate one, two, or three small children. Help the kiddos get some of that extra energy out while still having tons of fun.

What other outdoor toys could you bring inside to help cooped-up kids stay active during the colder months?

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