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Indoor Playtime Made Safe with Exercise Play Mats

Pastel color kid play mat with plastic balls

Whether you’re outfitting a kindergarten classroom or trying to make your child’s play or homeschool room safe, play mats are a great way to create a defined play space while also protecting your floors and your child’s knees. They’re also handy to have on hand for gym class or for safely acting out your favorite Shakespeare scenes. Check out these top picks for quick and easy to assemble play mats.

We like that these exercise play mats are a half-inch thick. Each tile is a 24-inch square, giving you a large amount of surface area to cover. You’ll also get 12 end pieces to create defined borders.

You’ll like that these exercise play mats come in three colors: gray, black and blue. You’ll get six tiles that measure 24-inches and are a half-inch thick. This set also includes 12 end borders.

Each tile of this exercise play mat measures 24 inches square and is available in up to 15 different colors. You can also opt for the multicolor option for a fun floorscape.

We like that this exercise play mat also comes in multiple colors. This set comes with 18 pieces.

You’ll like that this is a multicolor exercise play mat that comes in mostly primary colors with a few pastels as well. These are also non-toxic and safe for all ages.

Expert Commentary

Parents and preschool teachers alike can benefit from a soft, comfortable and colorful play mat. Babies can use it for tummy time, and little ones can learn how to walk while keeping their knees and palms safe. Make playtime safe with these mats!

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


About The Author

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Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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