21 Handpicked Fun Activities For 3 Year Olds

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It’s a few years since my daughter was a 3 year old, but the memories of her enjoying independent play and my eavesdropping on her playroom chats are happily fresh in my mind. Being 3 is all about playing, being curious, having fun and ‘more’ playing! – watch them get busy with these 21 handpicked activities for 3 year olds, from easy art projects to pretend play.
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POTATO PRINT MONSTERS
– FOR EVERYDAY FUN

With some potatoes, paint, googly eyes and a few cotton buds you have all the necessary ingredients for creating goofy, scary or pretty monsters… potato printing is fun in the kitchen.
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YARN FAMILY PORTRAITS

Doodle a bald family on a piece of paper and let the kids get creative with yarn and a glue stick. Oh what fun!
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CARDBOARD BUNNY LACING CARD

A simple cardboard bunny lacing card template to keep little hands busy and engaged.
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TOILET ROLL DOLLS

Incredibly cute, and incredibly easy to make with just toilet rolls and scraps of fabric. Crafts that inspire play – my favorite type of crafts.
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STYROFOAM FISHIES IN A CARDBOARD BOX AQUARIUM

Making these creative little fishies is a really simple and fun craft – perfect for home and the classroom.
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SALT DOUGH MOSAIC TILES

Salt dough is such a versatile and fun material. You can never run out of activities to do with it.
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MOON SAND MAKING

Brace yourselves because this is the most awesome activity – wonderful for sensory learning and the kids can get involved in making too.
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EGG CARTON RAFT

With egg cartons, lollipop sticks and a glue gun make a sturdy raft with a mast and crows nest for hours of imaginative play.
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EVERYDAY CRAFTING FUN - 4 REALLY FUN IDEAS

With fruit loops, paper bags, packing peanuts and pipe cleaners – Oh how I love the packing peanut teeth!!
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FREE PRINTABLE OWL PAPER CRAFT

Don’t stop at one – make a whole little owl family.
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DIY TODDLER DOMINOS

Suuuuuper easie peasie made with craft sticks and sharpie markers. Place your sticks in a plastic bag until you’re ready to play again, and again and again!
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KID-DRAWN PLAY MAT

Fun for all with a roll of craft paper, a packet of crayons and the kitchen floor!
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PAINTED STICK INSTRUMENTS

Kid painted sticks, decorated with yarn and a few beads and bells and your 3yr old will be making sweet music.
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WHAT’S ON THE TELLY?

Painted card box box with button remote control – let teddy read the news!.
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CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM PLAY DOUGH

This homemade play dough recipe can jumpstart that journey to owning their own ice cream shop, becoming an ice cream pastry chef.
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CITRIC FIZZ

Painting and science fun all in one.
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BUSY FINGERS BRACELETS

Practicing fine motor skills with beads.
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PRETEND PLAY CITY WITH PAPER BAGS

A simple way to create a pretend city for your child to act out their imaginative stories.
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VELCRO DOT CRAFT STICKS

Keep the kids busy while encoring creativity learning.
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FELT SHAPES BOARD

A great quiet, calm-down activity to help engage little minds.
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DIY T-SHIRTS

Kids love seeing their doodles explode with color
Just draw with sharpie markers, spray, air dry and wear.
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time to get your crafty pants on!
Michelle xx



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Michelle McInerney | MollyMoo About Michelle McInerney | MollyMoo

Michelle McInerney, an Irish based graphic designer and mum of one, is the craft designer behind award winning blog MollyMooCrafts.com - a fun and colorful online world of unique and cute crafts for children and their parents. Michelle also writes for Disney Interactive's Spoonful and Melissa & Doug.

Michelle can also be found on TwitterInstagram and Google+ and one of her favorite places to hang out is on Pinterest.

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