Are you a parent continuously in search of fun and educational activities for your toddler? You’re in luck, because we’ve got some great games and activities for you and your toddler to enjoy. As the two of you have fun together, your toddler can also develop new skills and discover fresh talents!
Here are some wonderful activity ideas:
Have you ever wondered what to do with your closet full of old Halloween costumes? Then play dress up with your toddler! Adorn your toddler with a top hat, hand him a baton, play some music and ask him to lead the band! March around the room and pretend to play different instruments.
Why not spend the afternoon in the backyard with your toddler and a soccer ball? Set up a simple goal such as a pile of leaves or even an old doormat, and take turns kicking the ball with your child aiming towards the goal. A simple game of kick ball will develop your toddler’s sense of balance and motor skills.
Want to get your active toddler to use up all that energy? Play the alphabet song or number march and teach your child to move and wiggle around while the music plays, then freeze when the music turns off. This game doesn’t just get your toddler’s heartbeat pumping, but teaches him or her how to follow directions.
Write a book
Your toddlers may not be able to write very well, but that doesn’t mean you can’t write a book together. Buy a couple of blank notebooks or books, and ask your toddler to make up a story about someone in the family. As your toddler dictates the story, you can write it down for them or even have one of your older children do it. Add illustrations later on and as your kids to help you color the illustrations and decorate the cover. You can even give these books as gifts to their grandparents, aunts and uncles later on!
Act out a book
Does your toddler have a favorite bedtime storybook that he or she knows by heart? Let your imaginations go wild and take a stab at acting it out together. Take turns reciting lines from the book with your toddler as the main character. The plot may just turn into a completely different story—and it’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun!
Create an indoor tent
Spend an afternoon with your toddler making a beautiful indoor tent or fort using a couple of blankets and chairs. Add great homey touches such as their favorite stuffed toys and pillows. Have storytelling time in this tent or fort, or even put them down for their nap here.
Play with cardboard boxes
Do you have a stack of cardboard boxes in the garage from your recent move or your recent purchase of appliances? Take those boxes inside and let your toddler’s imagination go wild. They can build a castle, go sailing across the ocean, create a kitchen stove, or even go on a spaceship ride. Everyday is a new adventure!
About the Author:
Kristine M. is a freelance writer. She mostly tackles educational activities along with tips and suggestions. When she is not giving educational information, Kristine helps in the blogging and administration activities of Broadband Expert Group, a high speed internet provider company. Check out for her next post to learn more on how to live healthy.