This indoor slide for kids might come in handy one day when you’re stuck at home with energetic kids.
It was in the early afternoon and outside it was already getting dark. Some heavy rain was coming our way and I was in the house with my 3 kids. The initial plan was to get out in the park but obviously that was not an option any more. I tried to invite them to do some painting, cutting or some other crafts project - but NO, they wanted something active. So they came up with some ideas of their own:
“We can jump on you!”
“You can be the monster and try to catch us!”
“We can jump from one bed to the other and you catch us so we don’t get hurt!”
At this point I started to fear that I wouldn’t make it through the day. That’s when the indoor slide idea came to my mind. Desperate times call for desperate measures!
I took a mattress from their bed, put it as a slide on my bed, and invited them to try out our new indoor slide. Gosh they had fun with it!
They helped each other get on the indoor slide, they took turns, and also took some breaks from time to time, as the exercise was very intense.
My only task was to re-build the indoor slide and put the mattress back on the bed every time it got on the floor.
They played more than one hour on this indoor slope and this clearly exhausted them. But even then, we could only stop after I promised that we’ll play like this again the next day.
So if you ask them what is their favorite activity in the house, I bet that they’ll say “the indoor slide for kids!”.