10 Easy Toddler Activities (that take little to no set up)

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  Young toddlers can sometimes be the hardest to entertain. They have short attention spans and are not quite able to keep themselves busy most of the time. This can cause a problem when we are cooking dinner or needing to get something else done. I don’t know about you but the hour or so [...]

Mini Sensory Bin: Creepy Crawlies

MINI SENSORY BIN BUGS

We love sensory bins around here. This mini sensory bin is great for when you don’t have much time to put into a regular size sensory bin or if you would like to contain the mess to the top of table. This mini sensory bin allows for fun sensory play without much preparation. We used [...]

Easy Color Learning Activity for Toddlers

Color Learning activity for toddlers

This is a simple way for toddlers to explore and learn different colors. For this activity you’ll need: Small container or bowl Food coloring plain uncooked rice Spoon First she poured in drops of yellow and we named what color it was.   She then put in each color, once again naming all the different colors. [...]

Birthday Cake Art

Kids Birthday cake art craft

  Birthdays are fun and around here we like to make them into a big deal. It is that one special day that is devoted to celebrating YOU. This easy art project is fun to celebrate a child’s birthday or also makes a very fun gift for a grandparent. What you’ll need: Paper Paint Paint [...]

Apple Play dough Activity

Fall apple play dough

September ushers in fall which means cooler weather, pumpkin everything, and of course, apples! We used this kool-aid play dough recipe to make red and green play dough to make play dough apples! What you’ll need: Play-dough pipe cleaner or another item to act as stems (we used wax strips) After you have your play dough, [...]

Cotton Ball Snowman Craft

Cotton Ball Snowman Craft for Kids

Winter is here! This is an easy and fun snowman craft for toddlers and preschoolers. For this craft you’ll need: paper glue cotton balls foam paper or googly eyes glitter sticker paper or construction paper scissors craft sticks orange paint First I drew 3 large circles on a large paper and we added glue to [...]

Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

Halloween Sensory Bin

I am a big fan of sensory bins and I especially love them for holidays! Last year we did a fun Witch’s Sensory Brew and this year we did this orange rice and black bean Halloween themed sensory bin. Sensory bins are so fun for toddlers and preschoolers and they provide so many great developmental [...]

Toddler Art Name Activity

Art Name Activity

Learning to recognize their own name and the letters that it contains is one of the first steps towards literacy. For young toddlers the key is to introduce and get them familiar with seeing the letters of their name. Here is a simple and fun art name activity for kids. For this activity you’ll need: [...]

Candy House Spring Activity

Easter Bunny House Activity

I ran across this Easter Bunny House Kit for a few dollars while I was grocery shopping. I thought it was super cute, I had never even thought about making something similar to a gingerbread house for other holidays. It opens up a whole new door. Halloween candy house? I think so! Although Easter is [...]

Easter Sensory Bin

Easter Sensory Bin

For this activity you’ll need: Colored rice Shredded easter paper Plastic Easter eggs Easter container Assortment of Easter themed toys and decorations ( I got all mine at the Dollar store) This activity: promotes learning through all the senses builds fine motor skills builds language and vocabulary skills Builds pre-math skills Teaches about Easter concept  Click here for [...]

Easter Egg Chocolate Play Dough Activity

Easter Egg play dough activity

This is a fun Easter egg activity using chocolate scented play dough. For this activity you’ll need: Chocolate play dough  Pom poms Pipe cleaners Beads Plastic Easter Egg (Optional) This Activity: develops fine motor skills builds creativity Great for hand-eye coordination teaches Easter concepts great sensory experience First she put it inside the plastic egg to make [...]

Shape Art Activity for Kids

Shape art project

This is a simple art project for kids that helps children learn about shapes. For this project you’ll need: Paper Paint Sponge shapes (I bought mine at the dollar store but you could also make your own out of foam or sponge) This activity: Builds fine motor skills Teaches shapes Teaches colors Builds creativity We [...]