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Your top 5 Toddler Activities?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

It's been a while since I had a toddler.  6 or so years....

 

I'm drawing a blank folks!!! Help!

 

What are you favorite Toddler Activities?

post #2 of 11
Anything to do with water - swimming, baths, playing in the sink, bowl of water outside etc

Playgrounds. Especially swings.

Sandpit.

Painting. Usually followed by water play as my toddler prefered to paint herself. We have a big sheet of plastic we would sit her on (naked) with paints, paper, brushes etc. When she was finished we'd lift her up and carry her at arm's length to the bath.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Water is good. I forgot about that. We are still at the "test everything by eating it" stage, so we aren't quite to paints yet.
post #4 of 11
Oh yeah, quite a lot of paint was eaten here. She used to like the fact that it made her poo different colours hide.gif
post #5 of 11

Chalk.  Because even if my wild child draws somewhere she shouldn't I can at least wipe it without having to scrub the paint!

 

There are good recipes on pinterest for edible paints that you can use in the tub and just wash down the drain.

 

Paint brush and a cup of water, can be done on siding, deck, sidewalk, anywhere that changes color tone when wet.

 

If you have a patien kiddo, puzzles.  Currently mine is on the floor with a Melissa and Doug chunky alphabet puzzle carrying out quite the conversation with the puzzle as she goes!

 

My DD is almost 2 and still likes to taste test things  :p

post #6 of 11
Blocks! My dd loves wooden blocks and mega blocks. Play doh, paints, we started using scissors (she will just cut and cut), dramatic play she loves playing kitchen
post #7 of 11

Planes , Trains and Automobiles!   i have been trying to use my enormous dining room table to lay out a quilt for days now....i get usurped every day by my 3 yr old and his train set!!

post #8 of 11
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Paint brush and a cup of water, can be done on siding, deck, sidewalk, anywhere that changes color tone when wet.

 

 

We do this all the time...but only outside. It's wonderful!!!!!!

post #9 of 11
Puzzles. Blocks, arty stuff, balloons for balls, bubble play, sand play.
post #10 of 11

Blocks and drawing/coloring. Just recently she's really taken off with the blocks and the imaginative play--yesterday she built a "preschool" for some "kids" that were smaller blocks, and was talking to them while she did so. And drawing keeps her entertained for a long time--she has started "writing" (little horizontal scribbles) and talking about what she's writing, which is neat to witness.

 

When my MIL watched her for a weekend earlier this summer they had a blast making worms out of play-doh. Jellyfish with a garlic press are also fun.

post #11 of 11

My granddaughter, just two, has been so much less demanding since she started playing imaginatively with toys. It started with a family of ducks and an old and battered farmhouse. A fisher price bus and plane with some of the little people added to her fun. She plays by herself for ages, talking in different voices for her characters, I love to listen to her. She enjoys a set of wooden farm animals too and recently I let her play with the family lego collection which includes Fabuland creatures.

 

The list would be:

1. playing with her cousin and hero, aged 4 Luckily he loves playing with her too.

2. playground equipment and kindergym

3. beach/swimming

4. imaginative play

5. jigsaw puzzles

 

Also she loves playdo,  painting and drawing. She has started to enjoy my little made up stories as well as her books.  I love this age!

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