Bored no more with these fun laundry basket games! A laundry basket game is a homemade game for kids that uses a laundry basket as a major game piece. These homemade kid games are great for kids of all ages, but preschoolers are especially drawn to the laundry basket fun! These cool games are super fun and easy to set up! They encompass a variety of different games!
Homemade Games for Kids Using a Laundry Basket
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 which makes them awesome free games! Make some of the most popular sports super easily!
1. Ball, Basket and Bean Bags Toss Game
Toss bean bags and balls into laundry baskets by Frogs Snails And Puppy Dog Tails to burn off some of that afternoon steam which is one cool free game!
2. Colored Balls in a Hoop Game
Or set a laundry basket up as a hoop and see who can make the most shots by Reab! The simple gameplay makes it the perfect game for younger kids – toddler, preschool & Kindergarten. make your own basketball team and have tournaments!
3. Baby Play Game with Colored Balls
Laundry baskets make amazing impromptu ball pits for the little to play in by Pink Oatmeal. Young children like babies and toddlers will love this sensory experience that starts introducing simple fine motor skills along with sensations and cause and effect.
4. Green Ball Game with Fly Swatter
Give them a balloon and fly swatter and let them play ‘hockey’ by Let’s Explore for hours on end! A twist on a classic game with a little adventure due to the unpredictability of the game pieces stressing hand-eye coordination! This is a great action game! just hit the balloon into the net!
5. Kids in a Basket Game
Work on those core muscles by letting the kiddo’s push each other around in a basket. I am not sure who the winner is, but you will figure it out!
6. Confetti Rain Baby Game
Or for the littlest of littles, lay them in a basket and let confetti rain down on them. Oohhhh!!
7. Balloon & Pool Noodle Baseball
Can your kiddo’s figure out how to use pool noodles to get balloons into the basket? This is one of my favorite games for a 5-year-old birthday party.
8. Laundry Basket Drive in Theater…Relax after Game!
Let’s go to the movies! Set up a movie and print some car parts for a ‘drive in’ experience on any given afternoon.
9. Pool Noodle & Balloon Field Hockey
Turn your backyard into a court with this outdoor field hockey ala Inside Out. What kinds of emotional bubbles will your kids get into the baskets? Love a simple sports games that keeps kids playing all day. Active games like this are great for older kids and even adults to play together. Let’s get the whole family involved in these fun new games!
10. Laundry Hanging Game
Let kids practice hanging laundry with an indoor line and some old fashioned pegs. This is perfect for kids to spend quality time having fun while practicing chores! Younger children will get a kick out of using clothes pins on the clothes line.
11. Hot Air Balloon Ride
Or stoke their imaginations with a ‘hot air balloon‘ ride!
12. In and Out Game for the Little First Player
Your littlest little is going to have a blast getting into the basket. And out. And in. And out.
13. Snowball Fight Indoor Game
Too cold to go outside? Let the kids have a ‘snowball’ fight inside using laundry baskets as barricades. This could be a fun cooperative game with the family in teams.
14. Collecting Game
Your toddlers are going to love collecting clothes pins to put into the basket. load em’ up and have a blast!
15. Beach Toy Laundry Basket Pick Up Game
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.
16. Laundry Basket Sled Game
Your preschoolers are going to love dragging their laundry basket ‘sleds’ throughout the house.
17. Let’s Play a Carrying Game
Or carting their toy haul outside for an afternoon of fun. Plus, carrying it themselves is great for those gross motor skills.
18. Fine Motor Skills Game with Pom Poms
Set your toddler in front of a basket with some pom poms and let them push them through the holes, then retrieve them!
19. Sailing Away Game in a Laundry Basket
Your child is going to love sailing away in a sailboat made for one. Though they may be sailing amateurs, your children’s imagination will be stirred!
20. Homemade Skee Ball Game
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. This is a great new sport for any young kid!
21. DIY Claw Game Just Like at the Arcade
Claw machine enthusiasts are going to love capturing their toys from the basket. This is a really good game for a child looking for something to do with all their toys!
22. Maze Game
Let your tiny tots figure out how to navigate a maze of stings to retrieve their favorite afternoon toys. This is the best game for developing a child’s fine motor skills!
23. Host a Laundry Basket Turtle Race
Or send the bigger preschoolers outside for some turtle racing on those warmer days. this fun and wacky activity is great for physical education!
24. Laundry Basket Basketball
Hanging baskets work great as ball hoops for indoor and outdoor play alike! Your child can be the next LeBron James when he gets a slam-dunk with these fun basketball games. this is the simplest and best basketball game you can make with just some baskets! Your child will become one of the all time greats!
25. Washing Machine Laundry Basket Build
Or give your kiddo’s some truly dynamic play by building a ‘washing machine’ they can use for their own laundry.
Feeling bored? Which of the 25 boredom busting laundry basket games for kids 2 to 5 years old are your favorite? These simple and fun games will help your child have fun and learn while playing laundry basket on a rainy afternoon.
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