12 Playful Things to Do with Toddlers

Things to do with toddlers to keep them busy is all around us.  We have narrowed it down for you!   Finding age appropriate activities for kids at any age is important for fun and to limit frustration.

This morning we featured Trisha from Inspiration Laboratories as a best blog pick and this afternoon she is sharing with us a bunch of things to do with toddlers.  We have loved having her as a regular contributor here to Kids Activities Blog {yay!} and are thankful to call her a Quirky Momma!

Things to do with toddlers

Things to do with Toddlers Inside

What you can learn from a cardboard tube – Oh what fun!  Toddlers love to explore and this simple activity shows all the ways a cardboard tube was utilized for fun!

Toddler, box and a magnet – Having a toddler learn how a magnet works through a clear box seems almost like magic!

Train color matching –  One of our favorite books, Freight Train by Donald Crews, comes to life with this lovely game of color matching.

Baking Soda & Vinegar Bubbles – Creating a bubbling washcloth with simple kitchen ingredients will make toddlers giggle!

Storytelling – Retelling a favorite story with props can help toddlers learn sequencing in the middle of play.

Chain reaction – Asking “what will happen” and then seeing what REALLY does is fun and learning for toddlers.

Constellations – Create your own starry sky on the living room floor!

Moon Art – This simple toddler art project is inspired by Eric Carle’s Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me story.

Things to do with Toddlers Outside

Observing flowers and insects – Toddlers love a good treasure hunt and outside is the perfect location.

Sound hunt – Inspired by Dr. Suess’ Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? going on an outdoor sound hunt can be a great activity for toddlers.

Cocoa Cloud Dough  – This play dough smells amazing and will be great fun for toddler play.

Collecting Leaves – So much to see, learn and smell when you are collecting leaves.

Thanks so much Trisha for letting us peek into your things to do with toddler world!  You can check out Trisha’s kids activities here on Kids Activities Blog as well!

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