I wanted to put together a list of activities to do with toddlers that pleased me. I often find that activities for small children either require too much preparation or too many different supplies. Or they are too focused on being educational, while I just want my kid (and myself) to have fun. I'm not really into organized activities, but I must admit that sometimes they can be fun. Especially when there are other kids around, just to center them around the same activity, and I generally lack inspiration to make up games.
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Arts and Crafts:
- Shake and paint: create beautiful artwork without the mess to clean up afterwards.
- Alphabet room decorations
- Cling wrap painting
- Marker painting
- Feather painting
- Foot tracing
- The BBC cbeebies site has a variety of toddler arts and crafts
- Shape hunt, a fun game with little preparation
- Gift bag treasures can give you hours of fun with little effort and supplies, you can play the same game with shoe boxes instead
- Toddler Twister
On the computer
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- Alphabet game
- Fisher price offers a variety of online games on their website, for different ages.
- The Fungooms is a website with a variety of game options, interlaced with music and animated stories. Beautifully drawn, nice music and enjoyable even for parents.
- Peekuboo is an animated story your child can control by using the spacebar, while mommy or daddy reads the text.
- Minimops offers a variety of cute games for small children, like a musical band game
- On Fun With Spot, you can do a variety of toddler-oriented activities with a little doggy as a main character.
- A variety of games with the Teletubbies in the lead on Cbeebies