20 Fun Toddler Activities

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Running out of ideas to keep your inquisitive and active toddler stimulated? Here are 20 activities ideas for toddlers. Enjoy!

1. Squirt Painting

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Toddlers will love this messy & fun squirt painting project.

2. Line Tape City

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If your toddler loves driving cars around & pretend play, build an easy line tape city using removable tape which won’t damage your walls or floor. Hours of fun!

3. Sensory Bag

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Does your toddler love sensory play? Make an ocean sensory bag and watch the delight on their face!

4. Paint Splat Art

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This looks like amazing fun. Put blobs of paint on a sheet of paper, cover with cotton rounds & let them enjoy splatting the paint out with their toy hammer.

5. Sight Word Building

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If your toddler shows signs of recognising letters, make this educational building brick to help them learn some basic words.

6. Colour Sorter

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A great way to learn colours & use those fine motor skills, simply recycle cardboard tubes, paint them the appropriate colour & buy a bag of pom poms to make an easy colour sorter.

7. Cloud Paper Pillow

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If your toddler loves threading, then they would love to whip this paper cloud pillow up. A lovely decorator item.

8. Sticky Collage

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Using a sheet of contact with sticky side out, your toddler will love sticking craft items to make their own collage.

9. Busy Board

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What little boy or girl would not love a homemade busy board full of buttons, flaps & dials.

10. Pasta Threading

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A cheap and easy activity, stick some paper straws into play dough & let your toddler thread uncooked pasta on it.

11. Hammer Tees

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Do you have a budding Bob the Builder? Get those motor skills working by hammering some golf tees into an old cardboard box.

12. Counting Activity

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Your toddler might love this counting activity using cupcake patties, pom poms & tongs.

13. Alphabet Monster

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I love how you can recycle things to make new toys! Use a wipes container & lids of bottles to create an alphabet monster for your toddler.

14. Cotton Ball Painting

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Great for little hands & exploring texture & colour, your child will have heaps of fun cotton ball painting.

15. Pool Noodle Mix N Match

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I can just imagine the giggles kids will have mixing and matching the pool noodle people.

16. Alphabet Puzzles

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Download & print this cute & educational alphabet puzzle.

17. Super Soft Play Dough

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A staple in most family homes – play dough! Make your own super soft play dough which is gentle on your hands.

18. Science Experiment

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Little ones may be intrigued with this simple science experiment. Put white daisies in jars of coloured water & watch the flowers change colour over the days.

19. Reading Nook

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Cubbies & Nooks are fantastic for imaginative play as well as quiet corners. How beautiful is this reading nook!

20. Grow A Plant

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It’s amazing to watch things grow. Using wet cotton balls, plant a bean seed in a jar & let your kids watch it grow over the coming days & weeks.

We hope you get to use some of these activity ideas to have some fun with your toddler!

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