We love kids decor that is both fun and functional! Here you'll find our favorite activity mats that will keep kids entertained all day while they work on their gross motor, imaginative play and fine motor skills. These mats will look great in a playroom or a bedroom.
On your mark, get set, jump! Your little ones can test how far they can leap with The Land of Nod's uniquely designed long jump mat. The bold numbers and colorful markings will easily keep track of your kid's distance.
SHOP: Long Jump Mat
Land of Nod's uniquely designed Hop, Skip and a Jump Playmat is for indoor fun year round. It even includes two beanbags for even more games to play.
This rug features roads, trees, buildings and lakes!
SHOP: Kids Town Activity Rug
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