I'm stumped for active games I can play with my 3 year-old that require no props, or only simple props, like a single ball. Parameters inside.
I am looking for active, physical games. I am already good with imagination games, art projects, etc.
• I need ideas for our neighborhood playground that we have been to 1,000 times, especially when it's February and the jungle gym is too cold to touch. Sometimes we have a simple prop available, like a toy car or a ball.
• I need ideas for indoor playrooms that have simple props like a few jumping mats. Sometimes there's a ball pit.
• I need ideas for "imagination playgrounds
", where there are a bunch of open-ended building blocks and I have no idea what to make with them.
I have thought of Hide and Seek, but that only works indoors, as we are in NYC and I don't like to leave my preschooler out of sight for too long. There's also the game where one person is the chaser and the other person is the one who runs away, and there's a safe house that the runner can get to, that is off-limits to the chaser. That's all I've got. My child is not naturally a climber/jumper/runner, so the game needs to be absorbing and fun to get him to play.