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Oh, the creativity begins! Keeping toddlers exploring the right things and not getting into too many of the wrong ones is a challenge! Attention span plays a part too.
Try these activities with your toddler to engage them in developmentally appropriate activities at home.
Activities for Toddlers
Bloggers from the Kid Blogger Network share their most popular toddler activities for you to do at home! Easy to set-up and fun for busy hands. There are sensory, pretend play, art and more.
Simple to set up, and will keep your toddler playing and learning even when stuck indoors!
Make these simple books to teach numbers, shapes or name spelling out of a common kitchen supply! They are am inexpensive way to encourage a love of learning and reading.
Simple tips teach us how to be present and maximize our time with our children to encourage their reading and writing skills even at a young age.
Get your toddler moving indoors with a fun game that uses items you already have to create a sensory pathway. It is easy to set up (and put away) and is great for inside days!
This is one of the easiest toddler activities to set up. All you need is masking tape! It is great for a rainy day activity and works those fine motor skills.
These are so simple to make and are a great personalized toy for toddlers just learning how to build with blocks. You can use milk cartons to make these with the included directions.
Exposing toddlers to writing and drawing is really easy with these 5 ideas. They also teach basic concepts like shapes, numbers and your child’s name.
Using the included free printable pattern, you can create a simple and fun color sorting activity for toddlers.
Children can play indoors with water using these simple tips and preparation.
Check out the easy way to adapt this preschool activity for toddlers.
With these simple-to-create shape mats, toddlers can learn to form the shapes while playing with shave cream.
Only one supply is needed for this simple and quick to set up activity for toddlers that you can do at home.
(PLUS adaptations for older kids)
Use the images from an old calendar or magazine to create a simple, learning activity that gets the little ones moving indoors.
Part of the 40 Days of Sensory Bin Fillers Series. I include some quick tips for using sensory experiences indoors.
Simple ways to play indoors or out with kids in the Summer time.
Use up old play dough by making a simple puzzle.
Use left over stickers to create a simple, quick shape and letter identification game for older toddlers.
Here are two songs that I start singing to my children before they are even toddlers. They helped my children learn to spell their names and count before they were even 2.
Combine play dough and dry pasta for a sensory and fine motor experience of varying textures.
How can you add some literacy into your child’s play with toy animals? Make the animals name tags! Really simple and fun to expose them to reading.
Cardboard tube apple trees and 7 activities that use them for learning-not all the activities are for toddlers, but I have a few, so check this one out if you have toddlers, preschoolers OR young elementary kids.
Upcycle a box into an activity for learning colors. (Included are ideas for learning letters as well.)
You can find even more activities for toddlers here!
For more information about Toddlers, check out this post: Crash Course in Child Development: Toddlers
These toddler activities are featured in A Complete Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms: Kids Activities.
This page was included by Healthline.com on their list of the Top Sites for Toddler Activities!