Lo and behold! Playing with yarn without a hook or a needle, and I’m not talking about macrame either.
I cut some yarn and arranged parallel strands on the carpet. The kids were challenged to jump between the strands, walk sideways, jump with one leg, and jump in different ways (hands to the side, hands on the hips, etc.), without touching the yarn.
It worked well with the preschooler, the toddler joined in later.
After that, we took the strands and arranged them in different shapes.
It was a lot of easy, cheap fun. I was actually a bit surprised to see how much they enjoyed it.