Toddler Activities with Plastic Bottles

Toddler Activities with Plastic Bottles

Save your plastic bottles and upcycle them into Toddler Activities with Plastic Bottles. We decided to try and turn our old water bottles into bowling pins today! I thought my son would really enjoy it and I was right! The process, as usual, was more fun than the end result.   First, we collected ten water bottles. We had fun counting them together! Then, we … [Read more...]

1 Year Old Activities with Boxes

1 Year Old Activities with Boxes

All you need are boxes to keep your 1 year old entertained! 1 Year Old Activities with Boxes My 1 year old loves to color, but when I give him paper he tends to get more color on the floors or table he is working on. I found a perfect solution to this problem. I take an old cardboard box and let him go to town on it. The raised surface keeps crayon marks off of the floor and … [Read more...]

Sorting Legos by Color

Sorting Legos by Color

  My two year old is really into building with Legos! Since Legos come in all different colors I thought it would be a great way to introduce sorting! Sorting Legos by Color I picked up a pink lego and asked her what color it was. She said "pink". I asked her if she could find any other pink legos on the ground and we started to create a group. Next, we did … [Read more...]

Free Toddler Alphabet Activity

Free Toddler Alphabet Activity

School is off to a good start this year. My two year old is adjusting to being at home without big sister and big brother to keep her entertained. Now that we are getting settled into our new schedule, I have found that Miss C likes to be busy and enjoys learning about everything around her. There are so many things she is noticing and wanting to know more about. One concept … [Read more...]

Free Toddler Activities

Free Toddler Activities

When I was a teacher I was always trying to think of ways to make the most of transitional times like walking through hallways, waiting for dismissal or assemblies, etc. I used to play games with students to work on letter sounds, math facts, and other skills that the students were working on. I felt like a more effective teacher knowing I used my time wisely. As a mother I … [Read more...]

Toddler Water Play

Toddler Water Play

Toddler Water Play is a fun way to keep your toddler cool this summer! My son would play with the hose all day if we let him, but of course we limit it to a short period of the day. This is an activity that he absolutely loves and it keeps him cool during the hot summer days. We line up cups of different sizes on the ground. Then we turn on the hose, just so it's trickling … [Read more...]

30 Second Smoothies for Your Toddler

30 Second Smoothies for Your Toddler

  With the hot weather the past few days, my son hasn't had much of an appetite. He loves smoothies, but with no fresh or frozen fruit on hand I decided to improvise. 30 Second Smoothies for Your Toddler   We took one pouch of baby food, added cold water, and stirred it up. We stuck a straw in the cup and my son drank it right down! We used Gerber … [Read more...]

Learning Body Parts for Toddlers

Learning Body Parts for Toddlers with Sticky Face Game

Learning Body Parts for Toddlers Help your little one identify body parts with this fun sensory and fine motor activity! 1.  Print a large picture of your child or just their face, depending on what you want to learn to identify. Laminate it if you prefer.  You could also use a printable coloring book page or drawing of a generic face or body. 2.  Cut a piece of … [Read more...]

Name Game for Toddlers

Name Game for Toddlers

Try this simple Name Game for Toddlers to help your little one identify family members and work on saying their names! 1. Find and print a picture of each family member or friend you would like your child to identify. Pictures with just one person in them will work best for little ones. I laminated mine so that they could survive being played with.  Be sure to include your … [Read more...]

Learning Numbers for Toddlers

Phone Book Busy Bag

Learning Numbers for Toddlers and Preschoolers Get some number recognition practice out of your toddler's obsession with your cell phone by making  a personalized phone book for your child! How to make your own: Gather pictures of your child with family members or other friends she would like to call. Make a simple card for each person, including their picture, name, … [Read more...]

Counting Birthday Candles Game

Counting Birthday Candles Game

Birthdays are SO exciting for little ones! Use their birthday to sneak in a little learning. Counting Birthday Candles Game How to Play: Print the Counting Candles Game. Choose a number card, place it on the cupcake. Have your child add the corresponding number of candles to the cupcake. To up the excitement, we would then sing "Happy Birthday to Sophie" and let … [Read more...]

Colored Oobleck

Colored Oobleck Sensory

I took a trip back to my childhood today and made some colored Oobleck with my son. In case you've never made this it is just corn starch and water. It makes the strangest consistency-- halfway between a solid and a liquid. I could sit for hours and just play with it in my hands. Well today my son and I decided we would add some color to our oobleck and see if we could make … [Read more...]