Activity: Indoor Basketball

Indoor basketball boosts eye/hand coordination. Get a bucket & some balls of newspaper and try and get the ‘balls’ in the bin source

Sun’s rays

Practicing sun safety means doing your best to stay out of the sun from 10A-4P. That’s when the sun’s rays are strongest Source

Measure up

teach your child to measure. A ruler is the most common measuring tool to make the learning process interesting. Source

Sun screen

Block the sun’s damaging rays with a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15 or 30 and offers full-spectrum protection Source

Scavenger hunt

Children are natural investigators & they love to explore. Scavenger hunts can be created or invented on the spot Source


Make going out fun, have every family member wear T-shirts and ball caps of the same color. Source

Weird toddler behavior

Weird toddler behavior such as nose picking, knuckle cracking, and belly-button fiddling are actually quite common. Source

Keep them active

Don’t let toddler spend too much time in strollers, car seats, & high chairs. These keep kids from being active. Source


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Make a crayon tree

Make a crayon tree. Take paper towel roll & scissors to poke holes for a crayons. Then let tot put crayons in holes. –

Make sidewalk paint

Make sidewalk paint! Take equal portions of water and corn starch. Mix well and add a drop of food coloring. –

Visiting a children’s museum

A children’s museum is a great rainy day retreat. These types of museums often has great activities for little kids including water experiments and dinosaur bone digs.

They might even learn something!

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Walk around your neighborhood

There’s many interesting things to do while walking around the neighborhood. You can count the animals and birds you see, count certain colored cars or house, or any number of fun games.

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Walk to the Park

Walk to the Park. The walk alone is enough to keep them busy. When you there, of course they’ll even have more to do. It’s a great time for you to relax a bit and enjoy the day, keeping an eye on them while they bounce from one activity to the other.

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Reading while children play

Some children like to play with toys or roam around the room while being read to. If your child does this, it doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s not listening. If she’s being fairly quiet, she probably is.

From: Toddler Learning

Celebrating the little things

Celebrate the little things in life. Bake a cake or order pizza when a child receives an award.


Toddler Activity Tip

Toddlers enjoy having their hands traced on paper. Let you toddler color and decorate hands after you traced them.

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Rain day activity

Raining out? Many popular and upscale malls these days have installed toddler play areas full of soft-padded objects great for climbing.
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Activity: Make pudding art

Take vanilla pudding, separate it into a few different cups, add different food coloring to each cup. Then give tot a cookie sheet at the table with the cups of pudding in front of them for finger painting.

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Beach at home activity

Make a Beach at home activity: Fill a wide, rectangular container with sand or rice. Give your toddler little cups spoons, cars, and trucks to play with.

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