Preschool teachers, we have compiled some great ideas for improving your students’ social interaction skills! You’ll love these five fun circle time best activities for 2 year olds! Grab your little kids, and let’s get started.

Circle Time Activities- Image shows a compilation of circle time activities for toddler, from different sources
There are so many circle time ideas to try!


Circle time, also called group time, is a period in the school day when young children, especially preschoolers and kindergarteners, but also older children, gather in a circle to do a group activity. A successful circle time activity helps develop positive relationships between children, social skills, cooperative learning, fine motor skills, language skills, communication skills, and more.

Because we know each classroom is different, we gathered small group activities and large group time activities, as well as ideas for young and older toddlers.

Let’s get started with our toddler circle time activities.

1. Toddler Circle Time Activities for the Montessori Classroom

Circle Time Activities- Image shows a toddler looking at himself through a mirror. Idea from Teaching expertise
Take a look at these 20 fun preschool circle time ideas.

Teaching Expertise shared 20 circle time games that helps with different skills. It includes circle time songs, finger play, sensory play, and other educational activities for the entire class.

2. Five Little Candy Canes Activity For Circle Time

Circle Time Activities- Image shows a printable candy cane and Christmas tree activity for circle time. Idea from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
This will become one of the kids’ favorite songs!

Work on counting skills with this Five Little Candy Canes activity. Fun for toddler and preschool circle time, especially for helping improve short attentions spans! Plus, they have a Christmas theme that many kids love. From Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

3. Gingerbread Man Circle Time Printable Props

Circle Time Activities- Image shows a printable gingerbread man circle time props from Teaching 2 and 3 year olds
This is a perfect way to get ready for Christmas time.

These free gingerbread man circle time printable props can be used while reading and singing related books and songs with the whole class. Singing is one of the best ways to engage the children’s attention. From Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

4. Printable Bunny Easter Circle Time Props

Circle Time Activities- Image shows three popsicle sticks with bunny head printables glued on top. Idea from Teaching 2 and 3 year olds
DIY props are a great tool for interacting with the whole class.

Add these Easter circle time props to your early childhood classroom. Toddlers and preschoolers can hold their bunny sticks with their little hands while singing Easter songs! It also doubles as a movement activity – hooray! From Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

5. DIY Toddler Circle Time Board

Circle Time Activities- Image shows a toddler playing with a circle time board. Idea from autumn romano
Make sure to add this board to your lesson plan!

Create your own circle time board with these tips and resources. You can add whatever topics you prefer: we recommend days of the week, shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. The best thing is that you can update it as often as needed! From Autumn romano.

Want more activities for Toddlers? Try these ideas from Kids Activities Blog:

What was your favorite circle time activity for 2 year olds?

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