40+ Quick & Easy Activities for Two-Year-Olds

Our two-year-old kids *love* to BE BUSY with all sorts of activities.   We have a two-year-old boy and girl and they are constantly doing and creating. I am sure my toddlers are not alone in the seemingly boundless energy. Below are some of the games that my 2-year-olds love to play.

40 Quick and easy to set up activities for two year olds from Kids Activities Blog - shown are 5 of the included ideas for toddler play - pom poms, muffin activities, balls and bubbles, activity bags and bathtub paint
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Fun Activities for Two Year Olds

1. Measuring Activity for 2-Year-olds

Help your child learn how to measure using kitchen stuff in this fun activity from Kids Activities Blog.

2. Letter Recognition Activity

Your 2-year-old will enjoy learning about letters when you make letters with playdough along with them!

3. Simple Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

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Awaken the scientist in your toddler as you both explore chemical reactions with baking soda and vinegar.

4. Fun Music Time with Toddlers

Jam to musical instruments with your 2-year-old in this fun musical activity!

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5. Cool Color Game for Your Little One

Play with a muffin tin and toy balls as a color game for toddlers.

6. Colorful Playdough Hair Activity

Get wacky with your 2-year-old as you both decorate faces with playdough hair.

7. Fun Squishy Aquarium Project

Make Squishy bags into an aquarium for your kids to explore.

8. Healthy Snack Necklace

Make a fruit (or veggie) snack necklace for your little ones to make and eat.

9. Wondeful Toddler Birthday Party Ideas

Throw your child’s favorite toy, a birthday party.

10. Bubbles and Balls Bath Play

Play with bubbles and balls in a tub.

11. Awesome Music Tubes for 2-year-olds

Get some PVC pipes, add some seeds – tubes for toddlers!

12. Foam Plate Fun Activity

Stab at a foam plate with this toddler activity from Creative with Kids.

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Help your Child Develop With these Fun Toddler Activities

13. Cut-Up Straw Bracelets

Make bracelets from cut-up straws. Great for fine motor development!

14. Pick-Up Items Game for 2-Year-Olds

Dig out the kitchen tongs and have fun picking up items.

15. Super Fun Pompom Game Idea

Play with pompoms! Let your kiddo try blowing them across the floor.

16. Fun Craft Stick Ideas For 2-Year-Olds

Build with craft sticks –  just use Velcro dots to make them reusable.

17. Collage-Making Toddler Project

Make collages together. Here are a few of our favorites:

18. Basketful of Play Items for Toddlers

Create a basket of play items like this one from The Imagination Tree.

19. Plank Walk Balancing Game

Practice balancing with a plank of wood (aka. Balance beam).

20. Yummy Edible Sand

Create an edible “sand” using cheerios and start the afternoon toddler fun!

Easy Toddler Crafts & Ways to Get creative with Play

21. Crafty Beads and Pipe Cleaners Project

Use beads and pipe cleaners to create sculptures like this example from Studio Sprout.

22. Colorful Spray Bottle Paint

Watch your kids have fun and create with “spray bottle” paint.

23. Fun Outdoor Nature Activity

Go on a nature hunt around your neighborhood with your 2-year-old.

24. Lovely Luminary Project

Make a night light for your kids to interact with. This tutorial is for a Halloween luminary but you can easily make it with any shapes and characters your child loves.

25. Edible Jewels for 2-Year-Olds

Play with “edible jewels” and eat pomegranate seeds.

26. Toddler Finger Painting Activity

Finger paint while in the bath. It is a great way to have less-mess art time.

27. Fun Chalkboard Games

Make chalkboard games with your kiddo, outside!

28. Clever Animal Tracks in Playdough

Let your little ones make tracks in playdough with their favorite toy animals.

29. Awesome Pouring Activity with 2-Year-Olds

Practice pouring with your child. Give them a pitcher and some cups.

30. Crafty Slime Recipes for Kiddos

Make different slime recipes with your kids to expose them to many weird and ooey-gooey textures.

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More Toddler Fun for 2 Year Olds

31. Baby Shark in the Bathtub Game

Your 2-year-old will love playing with Baby Shark crayons in the bathtub.

32. Fine Motor Practice with Scissors

Give your child a pair of funky scissors and let them shred paper.

33. Lovely Floating Bouquet

Let your little ones play with petals in a floating bouquet.

34. Playdough and LEGO Activity

Make lego puzzles in playdough to teach your 2-year-old about shape matching.

35. Crafty Felt Binder Activity

For a quiet-time Kids Activity, have your kids play with a felt activity binder.

36. Floating Bouquet Project for Toddlers

Play with petals in a floating bouquet in this super fun activity!

37. Toddler-Friendly Edible Playdough

Make edible play dough, just in case.

38. Fun Crafts and Activities for Toddlers

Here are 32 *other* fun ideas of things to do with your kids.

39. Colorful Sensory Bags for Little Ones

Create sensory bags with your toddler and watch them get amazed!

40. Clever Invitation Ideas

Create an invitation to playtime – in a bag! Every kid will love to get one.

Toddler Early Learning Fun

Have you tried the ABC Mouse app? Our toddlers learned how to count and learned the alphabet from playing games on it! Check it out and get a 30-day FREE trial here!

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So many fun things to do…

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What 2-year-old activities are your toddler’s favorite play ideas?


  1. Thank you for this awesome list. I have an almost 2 year old and I NEED lots of ideas!!

  2. I love two year olds. They can be hard work, but they’re fun too. They put so much effort into things they are trying to do. it’s great.

  3. Great post! I love the ideas. Thank you for sharing!!

  4. I’m just starting crafts with my two year old daughter and this is so helpful! Thanks!!

  5. Thanks for featuring my velcro craft sticks! My daughter just turned 3 and still plays with them often. Simple and easy to make, but so many things that you can do with them.

  6. Amanda Crowther says:

    Again im saying this is coming from big sister point of few. Here is adaptation on chalk drawing buy peice of poster board large enough for 2 yr old to lay on trace around them then if brave can let them color themselves you can pin it up and mark age 2 so they can always see what they looked like at age 2. You can have them help you create a height chart let them decorate another peice of poster board then you cut it apart then right messurmdnment tjen tape height chart to a wall. Let them just tear up construction paper it makes great lining for Christmas gift bag or birthday treat bags. Tissuepaper snow men. Paper snowbqlls for 2 yr olds making snow balls from tissue paper is best. And of want to give them extra treat let them paint with pudding just make sure to cover floor before letting them be crazy. You can also let them in shoes step in temper paint and make their tracks on poster board so they can see their own tracks again dont forget to protect the floor

  7. Beverley M says:

    Did you realize that “make tracks” is repeated 3 times? #28, 34, 37

  8. Thanks for the information, my little one will be turn 2 very soon 👌

  9. Make tracks in playdough is listed 3 times…

  10. My 2 yr 3 month old boys favourite thing at the moment is playing with 28 cards from the old farm lotto game you get 4 large cards and each card contains one farmer and 6 animals/things from around the farm the idea of the game is supposed to be that the first to match all seven wins by turning them over one by one but he just enjoys turning them over and I get him to name the animals and match them to the ones on the larger cards he can nearly name all 28 things but a few of them like turkey/chicken are very similar.

  11. pooja dadha says:

    Lovely ideas. So simple n wonderful way of spending time wid kids. My sure my daughter will love it.

  12. Thank you for this article. I especially appreciate the description ” if im not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry” LOL

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