Easter Activities For Toddlers
I have loads of fun and engaging Easter activities for toddlers that do not all revolve around chocolate. These simple toddler Easter activities make Easter fun for parents and toddlers. If you would like some Easter printables you can purchase some here. There are festive puzzles, mazes, colouring pages, letter practice and many games. Easter Sensory Activity. Five Little Easter Bunnies! Find the hidden Easter eggs is a scoop and pour activity. I didn’t tell Thomas there were a couple of chocolate eggs hidden under the rice. He was delighted to find that treasure, just like the bunnies were in the book. I used this activity for: -Colour recognition (scoop same colour rice into the same egg). -Hand eye coordination. - Rice shakers to play along to the song Five Little Bunnies. - Re-enact the searching for eggs in the story. Marbled Paper Easter Basket! We marbled paper using shaving cream and food colouring. To make: First, add a small amount of water to the food colouring. Then use pipettes to add it to the shaving foam and mixed the colours around. Next, press pieces of paper onto the shaving foam and then scrape off the excess. Once dry, cut out some rough egg shapes. Finally, it is time to decorate. On two, we glued
Mother’s and Father’s Day Activities.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be opportunities to recognize the diversity of family structures. I have created one post of Mother’s and Father’s Day activities that can be used for both celebrations to combat the gender stereotypes that are normally associated with these special days. I never understood why dads received tie or tool-themed cards while mothers received flower-themed ones. Therefore, I would love to see more inclusive practices when it comes to celebrating these special days. Finally, toddlers are capable of small, simple gestures of love and affection. This can include decorating a colouring sheet to give to a parent, creating a handmade card or contributing to a special activity to mark the occasion. Little things like these can make a world of difference to a parent’s day! Free printables: Mother’s and Father’s Day Activities. To begin, claim your free printables here! ´All about my parent´ is both great for the kids to express their thoughts about their parents and for a parent to receive. Fun Mother’s and Father’s Day Activities. Scavenger hunt! Create a playlist of all your mother´s or father’s favourite songs. Play the music and invite them to the living room to relax and listen to his favourite songs together. Or
Spring Activities For Toddlers
Spring is one of my favourite times of year. Generally speaking, spring activities for toddlers are always so bright and cheerful. As a result, they lift our spirits after a long winter. Similarly, these activities provide a great excuse to get outdoors and collect some natural treasures to use in a wide variety of activities. Ultimately, all the activities I have included for you to try use natural or upcycled materials and focus on developing your child's foundational skills. If you enjoy these activities, why not share them with a friend! Spring Process Art To begin, I have a favourite mantra I want to share with you, 'process over product'. Process art is all about the experience children have while they’re creating something. The end product may be beautiful, but it isn't the focus of this type of art. To create this artwork, use some different varieties of flowers and dip them in various coloured paints and dab on paper. Your child can explore the mixing of colours as they progress through the activity. It will end up having great texture as some of the petals become embedded in the artwork. Once dry, glue on some of the flowers they have used to make
Winter Play Activities With Snow (Indoors and Outdoors).
Winter play activities with snow; do not let the cold keep you inside. There are fun things you and your family can do outside as well. I’m a big fan of using whatever natural resources you have and using them as a learning experience. Winter Play Activities With Snow (Outdoors). Snow gives us options! Options to play, build and create. Just ensure your family is dressed appropriately. A weatherproof jacket, trousers, boots and gloves are a must. If you are lucky enough to have snow you can try these outdoor play ideas. Build a snowman. Snowball fight. Snowball target practice. Follow the leader whilst only stepping in others’ footprints. Make snow angels. Make a snow castle. Winter Play Activities With Snow (Indoors) You can extend the fun your family has with snow by bringing some of it indoors. Just select the area carefully, a non-carpeted room is best. Keep towels to hand in case of any spills. Snow Painting! This toddler activity is super low-prep and packed full of fun. Materials: bowl, snow, food colouring (primary colours), water and a dropper. Simply, add snow to a bowl, give them some food colouring mixed with water and a dropper. Ask your child to predict what will happen when two colours mix. Then allow
Best Christmas Activities for Toddlers from Instagram.
I have collated a selection of the best Christmas activities for toddlers on Instagram to share with you here. I love the creativity and ingenuity of these activities that were shared from various countries around the world. Please visit the below accounts for the full captions and the complete selection of images for each activity. I love the festive season, however it always seems to pass so quickly. I enjoy organising a variety of types of play for my son to get into the Christmas spirit and sharing them with others. Throughout the festive season we tend to have more time at home with our children, so it is the perfect time to try out new activities. These toddler activities at home will keep your little one busy, learning and having fun. @super_fun_play Gingerbread Sensory Tray Gingerbread Cloud Dough Recipe. 4 cups flour 1 cup of vegetable oil or baby oil. 3 tablespoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon nutmeg 1 tablespoon ground ginger. Method: Begin by mixing all the dry ingredients together with a spoon. Add in the oil and stir. After a minute of stirring, use your hands to knead the cloud dough together. It should be slightly crumbly, but able to press together to create
Christmas Activities for Toddlers
I hope you enjoy these simple and fun Christmas activities for toddlers. These are a great place to start to get your child into the Christmas spirit. Let me know if you try any of these Christmas Activities for Toddlers on Instagram or Facebook Handprint Reindeer This is so simple, but a great keepsake to remind you of how small their little hands once were. Simply, paint their hand with brown paint and press down onto paper. Once dry, glue on a red pom pom for the nose and two googly eyes. Use a marker to draw the cord of Christmas lights around the border of the page. Your child uses finger paints to create the Christmas lights. Festive Invitation to Create. One of the most popular Christmas activities for toddlers are tinker trays. In the tray are a bunch of various craft supplies like pipe cleaners, pom poms, jewels, ribbon, feathers and gift bows for your child to tinker with. It’s an open-ended activity that allows your child to create something out of the materials provided. Christmas Stocking! This is a fabulous festive fine motor activity for toddlers. It is really three activities in one. To begin, cut a rough stocking shape out of felt. Your child
A Selection of the Best Halloween Activities for Toddlers.
I ran an Instagram competition to collate a selection of the best Halloween activities for toddlers. There are so many creative people developing all kinds of super fun educational activities that your child will enjoy. Thank you to everyone who continues to share their ideas with me and my followers. Please visit their accounts to see the original post with the full range of photos and caption. @Tiny_mountain_movers Jack-o-lantern Water Play This is a popular and one of the best Halloween activities for toddlers. It is simple to set up and requires few resources. Water play allows children to practice those practical life skills like pouring, scooping and transferring. Preparation is key for water play. Ensure you have a spill zone, a change of clothes and towels handy. Materials: Containers of varying sizes, water, food colouring, Halloween-themed play items and cornstarch. Instructions: Dye some water with a little food coloring and add some corn starch. Add some containers of varying sizes and any Halloween-themed play items that are waterproof. @thekolbeekboys Halloween Ghost Counting This is a fun and interactive Halloween dice game. It is a wonderful way to seamlessly infuse a little math into a child´s play. Materials: Recycled cardboard, playdough, dice, white cardboard and chalk markers to colour the windows and
A Selection of the Best Autumn Activities for Toddlers on Instagram
I decided to use my Instagram platform to get others to share with me their best Autumn activities for toddlers. My followers did not disappoint. So, I have collated a selection of the best Autumn activities for toddlers on Instagram to share with you here. I love the creativity and ingenuity of these activities that were shared from various countries around the world. Please visit their accounts for the full captions and complete selection of images for each activity. Coffee Filter Autumn Leaves @keeping.up.with.isaac A simple STEAM activity for toddlers to show water absorption in leaves. It is amazing how a plain white coffee filter is transformed into beautiful Autumn / fall colours. Materials: Coffee filters Marker Scissors Bowl of water Step-by-step: Place 5-10 coffee filters on top of each other. Trace a leaf shape on the top coffee filter and carefully cut the filters at one time. Using a small circular cutter, draw a thick band of circles of different colours using markers. Leaving a small white portion in the middle. Fold the coffee filter, then dip the center white portion into the bowl of water. Make sure to dip only the tip. You'll see water travel up the leaf and spread the ink throughout.
Simple Halloween Activities for Toddlers.
There is something about Halloween activities for toddlers that captures their imaginations. Perhaps it is all the crafts, sensory activities and dressing up? When I was a child, my siblings and I never experienced the Halloween. It was not a big holiday in Australia but, over time it is becoming increasingly popular. Although Halloween is not a big holiday in our family, it is still fun to get involved in Halloween-themed play. Halloween does not have to be scary but rather a fun experience where you can dress up as your favourite cartoon character or superhero. It can be very satisfying to step into another character for a while. Halloween Activities for Toddlers. Wrap the Mummy! Firstly, this is a simple but sweet Halloween toddler activity. It does not require a lot of resources and your little one can decorate it independently. Materials: brown paper, cookie cutter, marker, paper towel and glue. Step-by-step: Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to make the ‘mummy shape’ on brown paper. Cut a small amount of paper towel into strips. Glue on the paper towel. Note: it’s a good idea to have an extra mummy so you can model what to do. Many little ones aren’t familiar with what a mummy looks
Autumn Activities for Toddlers.
Autumn, also commonly known as fall, is a truly a beautiful time of year. It’s also the season when the days get shorter and colder. Leaves shed from deciduous trees as they start to prepare for winter. To celebrate the changing of seasons, I will share with you a great collection of autumn activities for toddlers. These fun, creative and sensory activities are simple and engaging for your little ones to explore the wonders and vibrancy of Autumn. Mindful Nature Walk One of my favourite autumn activities for toddlers is to go on a mindful nature walk. We love visiting nearby parks and collecting colourful Autumn leaves, twigs, conkers or pinecones along the way. Encourage your child to tell you what colour or shape each leaf is as they collect them. As you continue to walk, ask them to notice the sound the leaves make under their feet or light crisp breeze on their face. Watch leaves falling from the trees and notice how they glide, spin, or quickly drop down. Perhaps they notice that the weather is a bit drizzly. Autumn is a great time for exploring nature. If you would like to learn more about mindfulness click here. Other things to notice: Are