Experiencing Winter

Look for ice outside. Touch the ice and feel how it is cold. Hold some in your hand so your toddler can see it melt. Talk about how the cold turns water into ice.

Play in the snow.

Play in the snow if your toddler likes it. Make snowballs and see how far you can throw them. Make a snowman and dress him. Make snow angels.
From: eHow.com


When planning a play group it’s a good idea to have fewer children to keep keep things calmer.

From: ToddlersToday.com

Fun (free) activity

Visit your local pet store. Most have impressive collections of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles & hamsters to delight the little ones.

Toddler activity: Potato Stamps

Make stamp art. Cut a few potatoes in half. Carve a design on the end of each potato. Use the potatoes as stamps. Dip them in finger paints and stamp on paper.

Rainy day activity

The local library can be a great place on rainy days, some even have special play areas for kids.

Toddler Games

Toddlers are easily entertained, so it is easy to make a game out of practically anything. In fact, sometimes the best games that you can play with your child require no equipment at all. Simple songs and finger plays like “Where is Thumbkin” will delight most toddlers.From: How to Do things.com

Rainy day activity

Zoos can be fun on rainy days. Most zoos have enough indoor exhibits to have a great day seeing and learning about animals while staying dry.

Activity: Golf tees

Activity: Hammer golf tees into Styrofoam for some great hand-eye coordination.

Activity: Sorting

Toddlers love to sort things, grouping items by size or color. Try sorting some veggies? They may even wind up in her mouth!

Activity: Does it Float?

Activity: Play a game of, ‘Does it Float?’ Show your child an item and ask him to predict whether it will sink or float.

Activity: Explore at night

Activity: Collect things on an evening walk around the neighborhood. Observe how things look different outside at night.

Activity: Mixed up clothing

Activity:Put on different articles of clothing incorrectly, like a sock on your hand. Ask child to show you where it really goes.

Activity: Shoe and Sock Games

Activity: Arrange shoes around house in different ways. Line them up by size, or separate them into color categories.

Check outdoor playground equipment.

Check outdoor playground equipment. Make sure there are no loose parts or sharp edges.
From: CDC: Child Development

Start laughing and be silly.

It’s okay to be silly with your child. Just because you are the adult doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun too! After you start the sillies, you won’t have to think of what to do next, the fun will follow.
From: ToddlerToddler.com

Easter candy tip

Instead of filling Easter baskets with chocolate or marshmallow candy fill them with fruits and cookies. You can bake natural cookies at home that taste yummy.
From: healthymom-healthyfamily.blogspot.com

The origines easter bunny.

The Easter bunny is an American tradition which originated with German settlers. The arrival of the Easter bunny and his colored eggs was a treat second only to Christmas.
From: raisingkids.co.uk

Paint a bunny face

Children love to have their faces painted. Here’s an easy way to turn your little one into Peter Cottontail’s helper: Draw an upside-down triangle on the child’s nose with the brush from brown or black liquid eyeliner. Fill in completely. Rub a circle of rouge on each cheek. Paint three whiskers with the eyeliner on each side of the face, starting from the nose and extending across the cheek.
From: iVillage.com

Make paper plate bunnies.

Simply take one white paper plate and cut 2 ear shapes from it and staple or glue them to the top of another white paper plate and draw a face on it. Glue cotton balls around the edge of the plate.
From: Momscape.com