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How do you tire them out for nap when you can't go outside?

I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 3 year old. They both still need naps or they are completely melting down by bedtime.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • there are a lot of activites you can find online that are easy to do indoors just google preschool activies and one thing i have found works well is to make an indoor obsticle course there are lots of lesson plans of those online just google search it :)
    nandy90

    Answer by nandy90 at 1:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • We like to turn up the music and DANCE!!! We will do crazy dance moves until our legs fall off. :)
    MommySteph06

    Answer by MommySteph06 at 1:26 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I like to play hide and seek with my nephew. Its great exorcise for the both of us!

    EmpathyEve

    Answer by EmpathyEve at 1:27 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • dancing, I think kids really enjoy it and they can really tire themselves out doing it.
    sue118

    Answer by sue118 at 1:28 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • When my kids couldn't get outside they loved to make blanket tents, they could have hours of fun, and even manage to wear themselves out.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 1:31 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • We do the blanket tents, hauling the chairs around wears him out. We also spend time dancing or have tickle time. Those exhaust him as well.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 2:36 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • i have a 2 and 3 year old and they take naps... we just do things inside... play jumping games with them, take a bath during the day for play time... simon says... there are LOTS of things... dancing, singing, jumping jacks (which they are learning at preschool), etc...
    asil

    Answer by asil at 9:15 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Make them clean! HA HA HA. Hey, it would work.

    After your dance-a-thon, do quiet activities and tell quiet stories until they fall asleep.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 11:46 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • how bout dancin. we do that with the wii.
    cuteness13983

    Answer by cuteness13983 at 4:12 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

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