Toddler Games and Activities
Games and Activities for preschoolers ages 1, 2 and 3 years old.
Play Connect Four
Cover a 12" x 12" square box with construction or wrapping paper. On each side of the box write a different activity (Jump!, Run in a Circle!, Summersault!) with a permanent marker. Have your toddler roll the box like a game dice and do the activity that it lands on the top. Let tots take turns for parties or play dates.
Make puppets from brown paper lunch sacks. Use markers, paint, feathers, googly eyes, or what ever else you have around the house. Have the puppet read a book for story time.
Make colored bubbles by putting food dye into bubble solution. Let your toddler blow the bubbles onto a white piece of paper for a unique masterpiece.
Put watered down washable non toxic paint into old spray bottles and let your toddler decorate paper, a shirt, etc. by spraying it.
Choose a theme (animals, fruits, foods, etc.) and cut pictures from old magazines or print off the internet. Let your toddler choose which ones he/she wants to glue onto pieces of paper for a themed collage!
Use different mediums to paint with - straws, q-tips, cotton balls, etc. and let the kids experience how different textures are made by using different items.
Tape paper to the floor. Mix up fingerpaint but let the toddler walk in the paint and use his/her feet to create the art.
Toddler Motor skills
Use clothespins to pick up small pom pom balls and put into a container. You can also use a spoon or measuring cup to scoop the balls into the container.
Tape a square on the floor with painter's tape. Scatter pom pom balls onto the floor and let your toddler use a broom to push them into the square.
Have your toddler put ribbons into a container and then pull them back out.
Tape a paper towel roll onto the wall. Give your toddler small objects (little cars, pom pom balls, etc.) to put into the roll and let slide to the floor.
If you have a slide, help your toddler rolls balls and/or small cars down it.
Tape a racetrack onto the floor with painters tape for your toddler to use with his/her cars.
Make a tent or a fort. Even if it's just a sheet thrown over a table, it still becomes a magical place.
Put on some music and have a dance party with scarfs.
Roll out some bubble wrap and have your toddler jump on it. This can also be painted later on for a fun art project.
Have toddler throw balls into a container that you are holding.
Cut an egg carton up into individual pieces and punch a hole into each side. Let the toddler thread the pieces together using pipe cleaners. You can also paint the completed project and use it as a train!
Bring books and a lantern into a dark room to read in the dark.
Create a song box. Draw or print out pictures that have to do with simple songs and nursery rhymes (Humpty Dumpty, If You're Happy and You Know It, Old Macdonald, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, etc.) and glue onto index cards. Put these index cards into a shoebox with a hole cut into the top. Let the toddler reach into the box and pull out a song for the two of you to sing.
Give your toddler a paint swatch with a color on it. Go on a scavenger hunt to find things that are the same color.
Combine vinegar and baking soda to make erupting chemical reactions!
Have your toddler help with laundry by giving him/her all of the colorful socks to match!
Sidewalk Chalk games are fun for toddlers! See our Sidewalk chalk games page for lots of fun ideas!
Bubble games are lots of fun and toddlers love them! See our Bubble games for little kids and activities page for lots of fun with bubble ideas.
Bubble Recipes - our favorite homemade recipes for bubbles
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