Activities for toddlers

Fun activities for toddlers including easy crafts, games, simple songs, and stories. Shared by parents, teachers and caregivers interested in promoting early childhood development.

444 Toddlers (2 - 3 years) activities

Mancala (Mankala) Counting Game

Game by: MamaLicia

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Who can win the most game pieces? Young kids get to practice counting while older kids get to practice thinking ahead and planning strategies.

Animal Name Memory Game

Game by: sumana

Ages: 12 to 36 months

Time: 15 mins

This game introduces animal names to the child. Also, children are encouraged to associate the picture of the animal picture to its name.

Painted Glass Jar Vase with Handprint

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 24 hours 20 mins

Personalized glass vase created by the child as a gift for a loved one.

This Little Piggy

Poems & Rhymes by: Meghan

Ages: 6 to 30 months

Time:

Baby becomes aware of different toes on a foot while building up anticipation of the tickle.

Pumpkin Feather Decoration

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Holiday decoration for Thanksgiving, reusing Halloween pumpkins.

Preposition Hide and Seek

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child prepositions by hiding and finding toys.

Wash Your Hands (Hepatitis song)

Song by: Seattlemum

Ages: 12 to 48 months

Time:

The "hepatitis song" reminding people to wash their hands, thus stopping spread of disease. The ditty stuck in my head for 25 years,...

Beehive Counting Practice

Poems & Rhymes by: Susanna

Ages: 6 to 30 months

Time:

A clever little poem to teach your child how to count with their fingers.

Sally Sells Seashells

Poems & Rhymes by: Susanna

Ages: 0 to 36 months

Time:

A classic tongue twister for summer. Fun to try when collecting shells at the beach.

Whale with Water Blowing Out of His Spout

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 50 mins

Create a finger-painted whale on paper with fuzzy pipe cleaners for water blowing from the spout.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Song by: Meghan

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time:

The unofficial anthem of baseball, sung by fans of baseball everywhere.

Little Bo Peep

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Popular English nursery rhyme about a shepherdess who has lost her sheep.

Patty Cake

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Rhyme about making a cake.

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Song by: Seattlemum

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Song often sung at preschool and camps. Melody of the song partially taken from Turkey in the Straw. Common belief is that the song is about...

Pease Porridge Hot

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Classic rhyme about a porridge made from peas with gestures for children to practice hand coordination.

Stencil Painting with Sponge Texture

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 20 mins

Child gets to make stenciled artwork while improving hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills.

My Beautiful Garden

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Poem about six different flowers that can be found in gardens or natural settings.

Tie Dye Art

Arts & Crafts by: Nancy M.

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 35 mins

Simple craft that blends colors to make beautiful artwork.

Carnation Osmosis

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 8 hours 20 mins

Children will develop an understanding of how water travels through the stem to other parts of the plant.

Sorting Beads

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 10 mins

Teaches the concept of sorting and color identification.