Activities for waddlers

"Waddler" activities for babies 12-18 months created by educators specializing in early childhood development. Sensory activities, physical activities, cognitive abilities, and introductory social skills to explore with your active baby

300 Waddlers (1 - 2 years) activities

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sorting Beads

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 10 mins

Teaches the concept of sorting and color identification.

Seasonal Collage

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity helps the child understand images and activities associated with each season.

Experiment with Measuring Liquid

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This activity promotes hand eye coordination and teaches the concept of volume and units of measurement.

Water Play

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

This game teaches your children the importance and properties of water.

Cardboard Clubhouse

Arts & Crafts by: Seattlemum

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

If you get a delivery in a big box, delay recycling for a while. Just add a door and your cardboard box can provide hours of entertainment for...

Rattles & Percussion Instruments

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 35 mins

Create baby rattles and percussion instruments

Painting Salt with Watercolors

Arts & Crafts by: Nancy M.

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour

Kids will enjoy watching the salt absorb the paint with this creative activity!