This list is full of easy, low-prep toddler activities and games that you can do at home that will tire your toddler out BEFORE BEDTIME! Yes!
Laser Chase If you have a laser of some kind, get comfy on the couch and shine the laser on the floor and have your kids chase it and try to “catch” it. Does it sound like something you would do with your cat? Yep. But who cares.
Calling the person in the middle a monster instead of a monkey just makes it more fun, and gives that person a little more freedom to move from the middle (and to make scary monster noises too).