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Playroom Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied for Hours

Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental process. While playing, they develop cognitive and athletic skills, in addition to building confidence and learning how to be creative. TV and video games will try to compete for your child’s attention, but with the right playroom ideas and tools, you can create an environment that encourages active play (as opposed to passive entertainment).  Below, we’ve provided inspiration for some of the best playroom ideas that will keep your kids occupied for hours.

A tent for camping indoors


Camping without the insects and scary noises. Image: evgenyatamanenko/Getty Images

Camping doesn’t get any easier than this playroom with a stylish tent. The pillows and flooring will make camping a comfortable experience.  To ensure your little one doesn’t get frightened, strings of lights on the outside, and a light on the inside keep the tent from getting dark.

Places to be active

playground playroom

There’s never a dull moment in this playroom. Image: Gelmold/Getty Images

The CDC recommends that kids get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, and this playroom idea can help your little ones to meet those guidelines. Since it’s indoors, the weather is never a factor. There are places to climb, which incrases physical strength, coordination, and balance, while the tube slide – well, that’s just fun.

Furry Friends

Warm and fuzzy

These fuzzy friends never have to leave. Image: PeopleImages/Getty Images

Your child is never alone with these soft and furry playmates. Whether your child is talking, reading, or playing a game, these stuffed animals are reliable companions.

A place to lie down and rest

Bed and loft area

A bed and loft are complete this playroom. Image: BenAkiba/Getty Images

Playing is actually hard work, and sometimes, kids need a play to lit down and relax. This playroom has a two beds, and soft pillows to help your child take a nap and recharge.

A car

Miniature car

This miniature car is sporty yet safe. Image: Michellegibson/Getty Images

Kids are old enough to legally drive, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t drive around the playroom. This miniature sports car helps them mimic their parents, and also increase their motor skills (pun intended).

A dollhouse


A colorful dollhouse with 3 stories. Image: Arsa35

From rearranging furniture to walking up and down the stairs, a doll house provides hours of fun as children can let their dolls pretend to enjoy such activities as cooking, bathing, sleeping, or lounging in the living room or on the terrace.



Variety is the spice of life. Images: Kot63/Getty Images

With a variety of activities to choose from, kids can always find something to do in this playroom. Whether riding, sliding, or assembling assorted items, they’re not likely to get bored.

A playhouse


Bring the playroom outdoors. Image: Cavan Images/Getty Images

The only thing better than a playroom is a playhouse. house. This one even has a front porch with chairs, a mailbox, a window box, and potted flowers in the yard. The architectural details on the windows and doors make the house look quite realistic. Inside, child-size furniture allows kids to tend to their own home.

Inside of Playhouse

This is the inside of a playhouse. Image: Cavan Images/Getty Images

It’s important to include your child’s interests in playroom ideas. If they like it, they’re more likely to spend time in this area. Incorporate a variety of activities to keep your child’s interest and ensure that they don’t get bored.

A treehouse


Home away from home. Image: Alex Levine/Getty Images

If your child is adventurous, consider building (or buying) a treehouse. It can be as simple or elaborate as you or your kid can imagine.  Just be sure to choose the right type of tree and support. Also, consider how the tree house will be accessed and ensure that it is a safe method.

What are your favorite playroom ideas? Let us know ithe comments.

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