Val’s Crafty Corner – Indoor Puddle Jumping!

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This creative energy-burning activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy some active indoor pretend play with your kids!


Has the weather been a little too sunny for you? Do you miss the rain? Have you been struck with a sudden urge to sing and dance like Gene Kelly? Then indoor puddle jumping is for you!

Indoor Puddle Jumping

First, be sure to dress appropriately in your favorite rain boots and raincoat! Next, add a few sheets of blue craft foam cut into puddles and raindrops. Time for jumping!

Indoor Puddle Jumping - creative play idea

We had LOTS of smiles, and this was a great gross-motor activity to get the kids moving!

So, the next time you want to go jumping in puddles and Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, take matters into your own hands.

Indoor Puddle Jumping - creative play idea

A little video of our puddle jumping action…

Have fun!!

Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of  Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!