5 Quick and Simple Activities for Toddlers
Keep your toddlers engaged and busy with these quick ideas shared by Jill over at The Activity Mom. Toddlers aren't exactly known for having very long attention spans...so these quick ideas are perfect! And, without even realizing it they'll be learning a few really important concepts along the way.
Come Spring and Summer this idea is sure to be a hit. Pick up a few wooden birdhouses at your local dollar or big box store and have your kiddos decorate them with different colors of paint. Then, hang them outside and spend some time over the next few weeks observing!
Use a set of assorted color stacking cups (or something similar - even empty paint cups would do the trick) and line them up along the floor. Provide your youngsters with pom poms in assorted colors and have them match the pom poms to the correct color cup.
Masking Tape Collage
Provide each child with a piece of white paper and a supply of masking tape. Regular old masking tape would work just fine, but you can also find all kinds of colors nowadays if you're wanting to add a little something extra. For toddlers, you may find you have to provide them with masking tape pieces, as tearing it off themselves may prove to be a bit too difficult.
Ice Cube Magnets
Freeze a handful of heavy duty magnets in ice cube trays. Once frozen, dump the ice cubes into a shallow tray and provide a magnet wand for exploring!
Create beautiful drawings on a chalkboad and then spend time erasing the drawing using water and a paintbrush. This is sure to be a hit as your kiddos watch their drawings "magically" disappear!