I often catch myself playing Candy Crush Saga or Uno on my iPhone, instead of playing with my little girl. That’s bad, I know it and I want to change it!
Well, this weekend I decided to play with her every hour, every minute, every second… Me and my husband gathered the list of 101 fun things to do with toddlers we will do this weekend (and few next ones..) with our little toddler. Join us!
Fun things to do with toddlers
1. Bake muffins.
2. Play balloon tennis.
3. Draw together.
4. Construct something cool with LEGO’s
5. Have a picnic in the living room.
6. Visit a pet zoo and show her how chickens look like in real life.
7. Take a walk by the sea.
8. Sing together her favorite songs.
9. Build a fort.
10. Play with finger paint.
11. Play football in the backyard.
12. Plant something together. Cherry tomatoes, for example.
13. Play hide and seek.
14. Make homemade ice cream.
15. Fly a kite.
16. Visit grandparents and let them spoil her.
17. Go to the park
18. Play tea party with her dolls.
19. Spend 30 minutes reading her favorite story.
20. Do magic tricks!
21. Make your own greeting cards.
22. Play with play dough.
23. Have an indoor scavenger hunt.
24. Have a water gun fight.
25. Go out for dessert.
26. Play UNO or some other fun card game for kids.
27. Play indoor basketball.
28. Blow bubbles.
29. Color cute pages you can find online for free.
30. Play catch.
31. Build a tower and then knock it down.
32. Feed the ducks.
33. Collect cool rocks on the beach.
34. Visit a botanical garden.
35. Visit an aquarium.
36. Watch the children play at the theater.
37. Jump on the trampolines.
38. Build a sand castle.
39. Have a newspaper snowball fight.
40. Do chores together.
41. Pick flowers.
42. Play dress up.
43. Draw on windows.
44. Visit the pet store to see hamsters and rabbits.
46. Make your own puzzle.
47. Play instruments.
48. Go for a walk somewhere you’ve never been before.
49. Water your plants.
50. Play hopscotch.
51. Workout together.
52. Set up an obstacle course in the backyard.
53. Just dance.
54. Play with her favorite toys.
55. Play with sensory boxes
56. Face paint.
57. Bake tasty cookies together.
58. Build an egg carton trains.
59. Create something out of a box.
60. Put on a puppet show.
61. Make paper hats.
62. Make a playhouse out of a large box.
63. Make and play with sock puppets.
64. Draw with chalk on the sidewalk.
65. Do the Hokey Pokey.
66. Make a domino chain.
67. Make your own juice.
68. Take a nap together!
69. Make a fruit necklace.
70. Throw a birthday party for her favorite stuffed animal.
71. Play board games.
72. Do some paper plate crafts.
73. Make your own moon sand and play with it.
74. Tickle each other.
75. Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting.
76. Play with color rice.
77. Make a foil river in the yard.
78. Make a color wheel and teach kid about colors.
79. Play an indoor bubble wrap hopscotch.
80. Create roadways on the floor with some tape.
81. Build a sponge tower.
82. Make maracas from yogurt bottles.
83. Play horsey.
84. Make homemade pudding.
85. Make a simple bird feeder.
86. Paint with frozen ice cubes.
87. Paint those rocks you found on the beach.
88. Make a color shape river.
89. Feed the alphabet monster.
90. Make a paper bag mask.
91. Pom Poms target practice.
92. Have a ‘yes day’ and do whatever your toddler wants.
93. Make your own stuffed animal.
94. Make your own jam and have it for dinner.
95. Do some sticker art.
96. Send a message in the bottle with 101 activities.
97. Roll down hills.
98. Have a photo shooting!
99. Donate your extra toys!
100. Make a jar with all the activities, write them down on paper and just pull it out of the jar when you don’t know what to do. Similar to happy jar with memories.
101. Hug her and never let go.
I hope you like the list. I mean, with 101 different ideas you are bound to find some that your kids will enjoy. Do you have Fun Things To Do With Toddlers or a toddler activity you would like to add?
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This is such a great list! I’ve actually been wanting to make homemade moon sand and play-dough soon, and now I have lots more things I want to try, too!
Fantastic list. I especially love the balloon tennis. I clicked on the link. I had never seen that before. So cool.
I LOVE this list!! Good job! I’ll be bookmarking this for future reference.
What a great list! So many ideas, there is no way you can get bored! I will be doing lots of these with my kiddos this weekend! Thanks for all the ideas 🙂
I have a crazy addition to your list: Box Top Scavenger hunt!
Yes, I’m a Box Top Coordinator for my school. It is so helpful to schools, it really is free money. And kids like to look for things. You can work on fine motor cutting skills in just cutting out the box top before the container is empty. 🙂
Great list! Great idea to have the jar – sometimes you need a little reminder when you’re not sure what to do.
What a fabulous list of activities!
Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.
Wishing you a lovely day.
Wow what a great collection of ideas! Will have to save for later. Visiting from Moms Blog Party.
This is an awesome list!! Definitely going to give some of these a try this weekend, I particularly like the idea of doing an indoor scavenger hunt! Genius! -Vicki
Awesome list! My baby is 6 months old & I look forward to all the fun toddler times ahead. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂
Thanks for sharing all these great ideas. I have a two year old and 4 year old that would love these. Sometimes you just plain run out of ideas as a mom. I found this great post on Mom Resource Blog Party.
Fun post. Pinned and tweeted. We are so thrilled to have you at our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7, so we can see your amazing projects. Lou Lou Girls
Great article! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party 🙂
Lots of great ideas, but I think 101 is my favorite. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!
Definitely my favorite too 🙂
A great list, thanks for posting. We are heading into the school holiday break and shocking weather here so we will need a whole bunch of indoor activities in the coming weeks, your list will be very helpful. Thanks
I have been looking at a lot of mom blogs this morning and this is the first useful one. Wonderful list…fun! Found your link on Mom Blogs Party~*
LOVE this list. Thank you for posting. I made our little girl ribbon dancing RINGS. We watched ribbon dancers and she wanted to do this. STICKS was NOT an option. Sam’s offers ketchup/mustard containers in packs of two. I cut the plastic connectors in half. After cutting away the ‘teeth’ that holds the bottles, I used a candle flame to smooth the rough edges. Use Daddy’s fishing spinners, fishing line to secure spinners to the plastic rings, loop ribbon into the spinners. You’ll have quite the safe twirler in the neighborhood!
Pretend fishing or REAL fishing….always fun with toddlers. Thanks again for sharing.
What a great list, Marina! Robbie just turned 2, and every weekend we have the same dilemma of what to do to entertain him. I just got so many ideas from this list! And for the record, we totally build a blanket fort (#9) this past weekend…and he loved it!!
This is such a great list!!! I’m about to pin it. 🙂 And by the way, I’m also guilty of playing on my tablet when I could be playing with my kids.