Coming up with new ways (that don’t break the bank!) to keep toddlers busy can be tough sometimes. I’ve been experimenting with a few activities over the last few months and I thought I would share my favorites.
1. Dot Painting
Walker LOVES this. I have to coach him to be gentle though so he doesn’t make holes in the paper, but this is for sure a big hit. One day I drew “I love Daddy” on a piece of paper and let Walker decorate it to give to him. Also, it’s a great activity for learning colors. I bought our dot paint set at Wal-Mart for around five bucks.
2. Cooking Basket
I went to Dollar Tree and bought several kitchen spoons, cups, etc and also some pom pons. I keep this basket in the kitchen and pull it out when I need Walker to be entertained for a bit. He loves scooping up the pom pons and stacking the cups. This is also a great activity for color sorting.
Missy Rakes says
-Also do a beach towel (or a few) with a big bowl filled about half full with water. She loves to scoop into different containers, use a funnel, etc. It's very supervised or else she decides to pour it out of the bowl :)
-We just got some kinetic sand to try..very cool stuff! I'm going to make an indoor sand bin for her to play with.
-stringing Cheerios on pipe cleaners..good for fine motor!
-picking up pom poms with tongs
-cutting a hole in the lid of a coffee can or something similar, sticking pom poms through the hole
Those are some fun ones i can think of off the top of my head! :)