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Toddler Activities

5 Fun Toddler Activities that kids will love. #toddler #toddleractivities #ideasfortoddlers #planningplaytime #ad

Looking for some fun toddler activities to keep your little ones busy and learning? I have some great ideas to show you today, and they came from The Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide.

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I have a busy toddler at home, and I LOVE having fun activities for her to do that have a purpose. Pretend play is wonderful, and she often wants me to join her in her latest game of princess or chef.

I also like to have activities that help her brain and body learn in other ways. We try to do a lot of fine and gross motor activities, because they are so critical to acquire at that age.

We also like to spend some time learning about weather, the world around us, our favorite animals and more.

This book is filled with so many of these kinds of ideas. It is such a relief to be able to pull it out and instantly have ideas that I know she’ll love. Some of them we play and work on together. Others, she can do all by herself. It’s fantastic!

Would you like to see some of our favorites? Here they are.

Toddler Activities

Pinch-and-Build Towers

You will need:

  • Tongs
  • Blocks

My toddler was a big fan of this game. Our tongs started out as an alligator, chomping away at the air. Then it started picking up blocks to build an awesome tower.

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This activity was great for fine motor practice as well as using creativity and a bit of toddler level engineering.

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Toilet Paper Roll Towers

You will need:

  • Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Pipe Cleaners or Straws
  • Hole Punch
  • Optional – Paint or Colored Paper

This was the trickiest of our toddler activities, but I was amazed at how she worked through it and was able to build things. In addition to this activity working her brain and her fine motor skills, it was also a lot of fun. She had such a great time pushing the pipe cleaners through holes and stacking the pieces together.

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Ball Transfer – Water Game

You will need:

  • Balls
  • 2 Tubs or Bowls
  • A Large Spoon

It’s starting to get hot outside, and adding water to this activity made it the perfect summer play idea. We had to do this one over and over again. She even showed it off to big sister’s friends when they came over for a visit.

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Tape or Chalk Line Obstacle Course

If you need ideas for simple toddler activities, this one is pretty near the top. It takes less than a minute to prepare, if you are using chalk, and it is a lot of fun.

The obstacle course helps children work on their gross motor skills, and it is excellent for exercise and movement.

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You can make different courses and have your child go through them one at a time or race a friend. You can make a circular course and play tag with them, trying to catch up to the person in front of you.

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Plate Target Game

You can use this fun game for counting together. It could also work as color practice, where you have to identify the color when you hit a plate.

Use a soft ball, and make sure you have it set up in a safe place. The kids LOVE this one.

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MORE Toddler Activities

Did you LOVE these toddler activity ideas? These are just a few of the fun ideas in The Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide. If you have a toddler that enjoys learning through play, this book could be a helpful resource for you. It is available on Amazon now.

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Happy playing!

Amy N.

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