Have you ever played “don’t step in the lava” where the floor is lava? We always played this as kids and somehow my own kids picked it up (I really don’t think I ever encouraged the notion of the floor being lava). It’s a favorite pastime of mine and I hope it will be of my boys too (often when we walk on cushions, they pretend the floor is lava). Kristen of Make the Best of Everything is sharing their version of “Don’t Step in the Hot Lava”, with some simple pieces of colored paper! Super easy! Have fun with these one on a day you’re stuck inside.
Living in the Midwest, we always have at least a few days during the winter and early spring where the kids and I are stuck inside.
My boys, ages 2 and 4 are very active and will go crazy if they aren’t able to get active.
I created this fun hot lava game where the floor is lava in our living room using only colored paper and tape.
I spent about 5-10 minutes taping colored paper to the floor with tape (if you do this on hardwoods, be sure to use delicate surface painter’s tape, affiliate link, and test first). My kids helped picked out the colors.
I turned up music and watched them run around for a long time.
They hopped, danced, skipped and ran around.
My 4 year old had a great time trying his hardest not to touch the carpet.
My 2 year old just had a fun time following his brother and running around.
Add learning when the floor is lava:
You can add a bit of color learning to the mix! Shout a color and have the kids find a way to get to that color piece of paper without stepping on the lava.