If you are a mom you know how big of a task it is to keep the little ones occupied. I am someone who really struggles with this specific issue. My little one is 3 yo and gets bored of a particular activity very easily. It is literally a brainstorming session for me to come up with new activities every other day. I don’t usually update these things on my social media handles so finally thought of sharing with you all these few activities that my toddler loves.
1). CIRCLE PAINTING
I am somebody who loves to keep my toddler busy with activities indoors. Also, I take special care of the fact that these activities do not take much time for me to prepare so I always am on the lookout for easy and simple ones. This particular activity is my girls recent favourite.
For this activity all you need is
- THERMOCOL DISPOSABLE CUPS
- ART FILE/CHART
- PAPER PLATE
Start with spreading the newspaper on the floor so that there is no mess later. Squirt different paint colours on a paper plate. Let the kids pick up a cup and dip the mouth of the cup on the paint and then stamp the same on a chart paper. AND IT’S DONE. This is an activity that can actually keep toddlers engaged for quite some time.
2). RAINBOW RIBBONS
This activity is again very easy to prep for and at the same time can keep the little ones busy.
For this activity all you need is
- A WOODEN STICK/ROD
- RIBBONS IN DIFFERENT COLOURS
Start with placing a rod on a stand, don’t worry if you don’t have a stand or a holder. You can also keep the rod in your hand later. Tie different coloured ribbons on the rod, each at a particular distance so that it is easy for toddlers to identify the same.
Now turn by turn ask your little one to guess the colour of the ribbons. You can add as many colours as you want.
3). IDENTIFY THE NUMBER
My little one is at an age where she can recite 1-10 perfectly but gets confused while identifying the numbers. For this, I planned an activity around the same activity to keep her busy along with making sure my goal is achieved.
For this activity all you will need are
- MAGNETIC NUMBERS
So the magnetic number sets that I mentioned above are more commonly called fridge magnets also. I like to do this activity in my kitchen, by placing the magnetic numbers on the fridge. I usually place random numbers and then ask my little one to identify a particular number out of them.
You can practice the same activity with alphabets too.
Not only is this activity engaging but also allows me to work side by side while my little one is doing her own thing.
4). STRINGING BEADS
Often kids are very attracted to colorful shapes and beads and this is where our next activity is derived from. This activity plays a very important role in improving fine motor skills of the child.
All you need for this activity is
- A THREAD OR A FINE ROPE
Start with handing over the thread to your child. Do the activity yourself once for the children to understand better. Next, tell them to pick up maybe a particular coloured bead so that they can string the same. Let them do the activity on their own while you sit and maybe read a good book with a cup of coffee
5). FOLDING CLOTHES
Our kids usually try to copy us in every way. Here is another way to keep them indulged along with literally getting some work done. This is by far the easiest of activities I’ve mentioned above. All you need for this activity is only a pile of washed laundry.
Make you child sit with you and encourage them folding clothes and helping you. We all know they might not excel but again their efforts are not going waste. It will only improve their motor skills with time.
These were few of the activities that I practice with my daughter. A few of them might work for me and not for others.
Also don’t forget to read my blog about fun recipes for toddlers