200+ Easy Toddler Activities To Do at Home - Active Littles (2024)

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Are you looking for easy, fun and engaging activities for toddlers? You are in the right place! Toddler Learning Folder I am so excited to share a list of over 200 toddler activities at home! Having two children myself, it is so important that we incorporate play to learn activities, sensory play, arts and crafts and play based learning. Toddler activities can be as simple as bringing forth a bin filled with: A sensory base A few of their toys That’s it! That is all you really need to create an epic activity that will last hours throughout the day! I’ll be sharing different ways you can go about incorporating fun activities to try at home. Free Printable Bug Busy Book Below Best Toddler Activities for 2 Year Olds I’ll be including the following categories: Easy Toddler Activities DIY Toddler Activities Toddler Activities at Home Creative Activities for Toddlers Small group activities for Toddlers Here are some of the many homemade craft supplies we love using to put together a simple activity for toddlers: egg carton cardboard tubes popsicle sticks muffin tin small toys wooden spoon (for storytelling) bubble wrap cookie cutters cardboard boxes play dough water beads in an empty water bottle soapy water ice cubes wooden blocks paper towel tubes different shapes dry noodles old tissue box And, so much more. Toddler Activities Benefits hand-eye coordination skills social skills gross motor skills fine motor skills (here are 50+ fine motor activities for toddlers and preschoolers) child development creative expression sensory activities Indoor Activities for Toddlers There are a lot of different activities we love to bring forth. Here are a list of toddler activities for young kids. Educational activities we love: Toddler Activities Book Printable Easy Alphabet Sensory Bottle Pretend play Color Sorting Printable Fun Rainy Day Toddler Activity Sensory Play Ideas: Easy Sensory Bottle Simple Sensory Bag Shape Toddler Ideas Fun Sensory Bin We love setting up an easy sensory bin. Here are some of the ingredients we use within a simple sensory activity: measuring cup different objects different color items (for a color learning activity) a base Check out our Preschool Activity Book Printable Below Perfect Toddler Activities Sometimes we’ll use food coloring to color our base (uncooked rice..) For an added bonus, include a sensory bin with a small amount of warm water and bubbles. Add their favorite squishy bath toys for an easy activity. Little hands will enjoy exploring and have extra fun with this simple play setup. Adult supervision is always advised. A safe environment is a must. Toddlers have short attention spans so a simple sensory setup is filled with so many benefits (stimulates the senses, learning is improved..) and takes up a good chunk of time. What are some of your favorite things to add within a sensory bin? Do you have some great ideas we can incorporate into simple activities to try at home? Share with me a fun way to go about setting up a new sensory bin in the comments below. πŸ™‚ I love learning your easy home activities and setups! Preschool Themesfor the entire year (Tap Below): Toddler Worksheets we love: On the hunt for toddler printables? Here are some of our favorites: Brown bear Booklet Brown bear Sorting Activity Farm Theme busy book Printable Summer Free Printable Shape Activities We love using these freebies for learning about colors, the alphabet, matching activities and more. For even more Toddler Printables, go here. Check out our Toddler Activity Book Printable Below Simple Crafts for Toddlers Here are some of our favorite crafts for older toddlers and older siblings: Hedgehog Craft Winter Painting Craft Shamrock Mess Free Painting Autumn Mess Free Painting Baby Painting Ideas Ball Painting Some of these ideas are so much fun, they will work for a variety of ages. We love the plethora of painting with baby activities here. It is so much fun bringing forth easy activities for toddlers that are not only fun but educational. Educational? Yes, educational. We love talking about the different colors we see. And, for a more advanced approach, incorporate a bit of color mixing. Example: Red and Yellow = Orange. Another example: Yellow and Blue = Green. What are some activities to do with toddlers? There are so many fun toddler activities you can bring forth depending on the season, the day of the week, a toddler theme, or just because… There are plenty of objects that can be included and a variety of different items that can be used in some of the best activities. Homemade is always a good idea. Bring out the recycled items that are kid friendly such as: Toilet paper rolls DIY sensory bottle Construction paper And, more. Here are some toddler activity ideas we have tried in the past: Rainbow Fish Craft made out of a recycled cardboard cutout! Pouring water activity for toddlers Easy Color Match Dot Sticker Fish Activity Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Cardboard Activity And so much more! We love putting together a simple homemade sensory bottle. I’ll use a hot glue gun (adult-use only) to glue the top to the bottle. This allows for the bottle to be extra shut. It’s the simple things, right? Sensory bottles are a great activity for little kids and for older kids. It allows littles to explore while everything is contained. Outdoor Activities for Kids (Tap Below) What are good activities for 2 year olds? I like to incorporate activities that involve a little bit of: Fine motor skills Sensory play Crafts for kids Those are my 3 main and then I will work around themes and ideas for different seasons and such. This is a wonderful way to go about bringing forth an activity for 2 year olds making sure that the items are not small and that they are well supervised when attempting any of these activities. I’ll be sharing below many different activity ideas for toddlers, so stay tuned! Related: Looking for fun things to do with a toddler? Check out this Duck and Frog Sensory Bin! Shape Activities for 2 Year olds and up: How do I entertain my 2 year old indoors? Entertaining a toddler indoors is so much fun! You can set up so many fun ideas by incorporating a bit of open ended play. For example, do you have a blue towel? This can be a pretend ocean. Then, add all of their ocean toy figures to it and pretend the sea animals are swimming in the ocean! If you are looking for more open ended toys, here are some ideas of ones we own and truly love: Poster Board Preschool Printable Bundle Below How can I stimulate my 2 year old at home? You can stimulate toddlers at home by bringing forth engaging activities such as: Open ended play Sensory play Crafts for toddlers and for kids Fine motor skills DIY cardboard activities Montessori activities Many of these allow for the stimulation of the brain by bringing forth play to learn activities which are so important for the stimulation of toddlers! Best part: They are gaining benefits and learning at the exact same time. Share with me your best activity for young children in the comments below. I love following ideas and learning a great way to bring forth a popular activity of yours in our home. It makes me so happy and I think it is the best thing ever to add new and exciting ideas for the summer months or any time of the year. 200+ Easy and Fun Toddler Activity Ideas Easy Toddler Activities Toddler Busy Book – Active Littles Easy Rubber Band Fine Motor Activity – Active Littles Easy Shape Sorting Activity – Active Littles Pouring Water Activity for Toddlers – Active Littles Water Play for Toddlers – Active Littles Learning Shapes Sensory Bin – Active Littles Apple Washing Activity for Toddlers – Active Littles Puzzle Unwrap – Busy Toddler Q-tip Painting – Toddler Approved Alphabet Soup – Raising Dragons Washing Dishes Sensory Bin – Raising Dragons Paper Plate Seek and Find Activity – Active Littles Mega Blok Puzzle – Active Littles Dot Paint Flowers – Happy Tot Shelf DIY Toddler Activities Easy DIY Alphabet Sensory Bag – Active Littles Easy DIY Color Match Toddler Activity – Active Littles DIY Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity – Active Littles Ocean Sensory and Play Bag – Happy Toddler Playtime Bottle Cap Toddler Activity – Happy Tot Shelf Straw Poke Toddler DIY – Montessori from the Heart Pom Pom Push DIY Activity – Montessori from the Heart Toddler Busy Board DIY – Hello Wonderful Scooping Pom Poms – Buggy and Buddy DIY Oobleck – Active Littles DIY Fish Sensory Bag – Active Littles Ice Cream Hair Gel Sensory Bag – Active Littles No Prep Toddler Activity – Playground Parkbench Toddler Activities at Home Construction Site Sensory Bin – Active Littles Easy Learning Activities for Toddlers – Active Littles Frozen Dinosaur Sensory Play – Active Littles Pet Animal Sensory Bin – Active Littles Taste Safe Sensory Bin – Active Littles Fill the Alphabet Toddler Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime Matching Objects – Toddler Approved Flashlight Hunt – Toddler Approved Sink or Float – Busy Toddler DIY Recycled Project for Early Learning – Active Littles Color Sort Activity – Busy Toddler Toddler Fish Craft – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds Rainbow Tissue Paper Activity – Active Littles Creative Activities for Toddlers Rock Match Activity – Active Littles Contact Paper Toddler Activity – Active Littles Paper Plate Crafts for Toddlers – Active Littles Shaving Cream and Legos Messy Play – Days with Grey Trucks and Oats Sensory Bin – Toddler Approved Finger Painting with Toddlers – Play Teach Repeat Learning Shapes – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds Toddler Made Suncatchers – Fun at Home with Kids Sensory Art Activities for Toddler – Mama Papa Bubba Moon Rock Letters – Happy Toddler Playtime Pool Noodle Pour Station – Raising Dragons Rainbow Water Bead Sensory Bottle – Active Littles Waterbead Calming Sensory Bottles – Active Littles Paper Towel Roll Activity – Raising Dragons Indoor Ice Skating – Play Teach Repeat Squirt the Numbers – Days with Grey Truck Painting – Happily Ever Mom Art Exploration for Toddlers – Playground Parkbench Small group activities for Toddlers Rainbow Fish Craft – Active Littles Spring Flower Activity for Toddlers and Kids – Active Littles Emotions for Toddlers – Active Littles Shaving Cream Letters Activity – Active Littles Outdoor Game for Toddlers – Days with Grey Number Tunnels – Toddler Approved Soap Foam Sensory Bin – Active Littles Easy Fish Sticky Wall Kids Activity – Active Littles Easy Contact Paper Activity – Active Littles Summer Window Art – Active Littles Fine Motor Activity using Paper Straws – Active Littles A tasty activity for toddlers – Happily Ever Mom Edible Sensory Play – Kids Craft Room Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles – Active Littles References

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Are you looking for easy, fun and engaging activities for toddlers?

You are in the right place!

Toddler Learning Folder

I am so excited to share a list of over 200 toddler activities at home!

200+ Easy Toddler Activities To Do at Home - Active Littles (2)

Having two children myself, it is so important that we incorporate play to learn activities, sensory play, arts and crafts and play based learning.

Toddler activities can be as simple as bringing forth a bin filled with:

  • A sensory base

  • A few of their toys

That’s it! That is all you really need to create an epic activity that will last hours throughout the day!

I’ll be sharing different ways you can go about incorporating fun activities to try at home.

Free Printable Bug Busy Book Below

Best Toddler Activities for 2 Year Olds

I’ll be including the following categories:

  • Easy Toddler Activities

  • DIY Toddler Activities

  • Toddler Activities at Home

  • Creative Activities for Toddlers

  • Small group activities for Toddlers

Here are some of the many homemade craft supplies we love using to put together a simple activity for toddlers:

  • play dough

  • water beads in an empty water bottle

  • soapy water

  • ice cubes

  • different shapes

  • dry noodles

  • old tissue box

And, so much more.

Toddler Activities Benefits

  • hand-eye coordination skills

  • social skills

  • gross motor skills

  • fine motor skills (here are 50+ fine motor activities for toddlers and preschoolers)

Indoor Activities for Toddlers

There are a lot of different activities we love to bring forth.

Here are a list of toddler activities for young kids.

Educational activities we love:

  • Toddler Activities Book Printable

  • Easy Alphabet Sensory Bottle

  • Pretend play

  • Color Sorting Printable

  • Fun Rainy Day Toddler Activity

Sensory Play Ideas:

  • Easy Sensory Bottle

  • Simple Sensory Bag

  • Shape Toddler Ideas

  • Fun Sensory Bin

We love setting up an easy sensory bin.

Here are some of the ingredients we use within a simple sensory activity:

  • measuring cup

  • different objects

  • different color items (for a color learning activity)

  • a base

Check out our Preschool Activity Book Printable Below

Perfect Toddler Activities

Sometimes we’ll use food coloring to color our base (uncooked rice..)

For an added bonus, include a sensory bin with a small amount of warm water and bubbles.

Add their favorite squishy bath toys for an easy activity.

Little hands will enjoy exploring and have extra fun with this simple play setup.

Adult supervision is always advised.

A safe environment is a must.

Toddlers have short attention spans so a simple sensory setup is filled with so many benefits (stimulates the senses, learning is improved..) and takes up a good chunk of time.

What are some of your favorite things to add within a sensory bin?

Do you have some great ideas we can incorporate into simple activities to try at home?

Share with me a fun way to go about setting up a new sensory bin in the comments below. πŸ™‚

I love learning your easy home activities and setups!

Preschool Themesfor the entire year (Tap Below):

Toddler Worksheets we love:

On the hunt for toddler printables?

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Brown bear Booklet

  • Brown bear Sorting Activity

  • Farm Theme busy book Printable

  • Summer Free Printable

  • Shape Activities

We love using these freebies for learning about colors, the alphabet, matching activities and more.

For even more Toddler Printables, go here.

Check out our Toddler Activity Book Printable Below

Simple Crafts for Toddlers

Here are some of our favorite crafts for older toddlers and older siblings:

  • Hedgehog Craft

  • Winter Painting Craft

  • Shamrock Mess Free Painting

  • Autumn Mess Free Painting

  • Baby Painting Ideas

  • Ball Painting

Some of these ideas are so much fun, they will work for a variety of ages.

We love the plethora of painting with baby activities here.

It is so much fun bringing forth easy activities for toddlers that are not only fun but educational.

Educational?

Yes, educational.

We love talking about the different colors we see.

And, for a more advanced approach, incorporate a bit of color mixing.

Example: Red and Yellow = Orange.

Another example: Yellow and Blue = Green.

What are some activities to do with toddlers?

There are so many fun toddler activities you can bring forth depending on the season, the day of the week, a toddler theme, or just because…

There are plenty of objects that can be included and a variety of different items that can be used in some of the best activities.

Homemade is always a good idea.

Bring out the recycled items that are kid friendly such as:

  • Toilet paper rolls

  • DIY sensory bottle

  • Construction paper

And, more.

Here are some toddler activity ideas we have tried in the past:

  • Rainbow Fish Craft made out of a recycled cardboard cutout!

  • Pouring water activity for toddlers

  • Easy Color Match Dot Sticker Fish Activity

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Cardboard Activity

And so much more!

We love putting together a simple homemade sensory bottle.

I’ll use a hot glue gun (adult-use only) to glue the top to the bottle.

This allows for the bottle to be extra shut.

It’s the simple things, right?

Sensory bottles are a great activity for little kids and for older kids.

It allows littles to explore while everything is contained.

Outdoor Activities for Kids (Tap Below)

What are good activities for 2 year olds?

I like to incorporate activities that involve a little bit of:

  • Fine motor skills

  • Sensory play

  • Crafts for kids

Those are my 3 main and then I will work around themes and ideas for different seasons and such.

This is a wonderful way to go about bringing forth an activity for 2 year olds making sure that the items are not small and that they are well supervised when attempting any of these activities.

I’ll be sharing below many different activity ideas for toddlers, so stay tuned!

Related: Looking for fun things to do with a toddler? Check out this Duck and Frog Sensory Bin!

Shape Activities for 2 Year olds and up:

How do I entertain my 2 year old indoors?

Entertaining a toddler indoors is so much fun!

You can set up so many fun ideas by incorporating a bit of open ended play.

For example, do you have a blue towel?

This can be a pretend ocean.

Then, add all of their ocean toy figures to it and pretend the sea animals are swimming in the ocean!

If you are looking for more open ended toys, here are some ideas of ones we own and truly love:

Poster Board Preschool Printable Bundle Below

How can I stimulate my 2 year old at home?

You can stimulate toddlers at home by bringing forth engaging activities such as:

  • Open ended play

  • Sensory play

  • Crafts for toddlers and for kids

  • Fine motor skills

  • DIY cardboard activities

  • Montessori activities

Many of these allow for the stimulation of the brain by bringing forth play to learn activities which are so important for the stimulation of toddlers!

Best part: They are gaining benefits and learning at the exact same time.

Share with me your best activity for young children in the comments below.

I love following ideas and learning a great way to bring forth a popular activity of yours in our home.

It makes me so happy and I think it is the best thing ever to add new and exciting ideas for the summer months or any time of the year.

200+ Easy and Fun Toddler Activity Ideas

Easy Toddler Activities

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Toddler Busy Book – Active Littles

Easy Rubber Band Fine Motor Activity – Active Littles

Easy Shape Sorting Activity – Active Littles

Pouring Water Activity for Toddlers – Active Littles

Water Play for Toddlers – Active Littles

Learning Shapes Sensory Bin – Active Littles

Apple Washing Activity for Toddlers – Active Littles

Puzzle Unwrap – Busy Toddler

Q-tip Painting – Toddler Approved

Alphabet Soup – Raising Dragons

Washing Dishes Sensory Bin – Raising Dragons

Paper Plate Seek and Find Activity – Active Littles

Mega Blok Puzzle – Active Littles

Dot Paint Flowers – Happy Tot Shelf

DIY Toddler Activities

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Easy DIY Alphabet Sensory Bag – Active Littles

Easy DIY Color Match Toddler Activity – Active Littles

DIY Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity – Active Littles

Ocean Sensory and Play Bag – Happy Toddler Playtime

Bottle Cap Toddler Activity – Happy Tot Shelf

Straw Poke Toddler DIY – Montessori from the Heart

Pom Pom Push DIY Activity – Montessori from the Heart

Toddler Busy Board DIY – Hello Wonderful

Scooping Pom Poms – Buggy and Buddy

DIY Oobleck – Active Littles

DIY Fish Sensory Bag – Active Littles

Ice Cream Hair Gel Sensory Bag – Active Littles

No Prep Toddler Activity – Playground Parkbench

Toddler Activities at Home

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Construction Site Sensory Bin – Active Littles

Easy Learning Activities for Toddlers – Active Littles

Frozen Dinosaur Sensory Play – Active Littles

Pet Animal Sensory Bin – Active Littles

Taste Safe Sensory Bin – Active Littles

Fill the Alphabet Toddler Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime

Matching Objects – Toddler Approved

Flashlight Hunt – Toddler Approved

Sink or Float – Busy Toddler

DIY Recycled Project for Early Learning – Active Littles

Color Sort Activity – Busy Toddler

Toddler Fish Craft – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Rainbow Tissue Paper Activity – Active Littles

Creative Activities for Toddlers

200+ Easy Toddler Activities To Do at Home - Active Littles (23)

Rock Match Activity – Active Littles

Contact Paper Toddler Activity – Active Littles

Paper Plate Crafts for Toddlers – Active Littles

Shaving Cream and Legos Messy Play – Days with Grey

Trucks and Oats Sensory Bin – Toddler Approved

Finger Painting with Toddlers – Play Teach Repeat

Learning Shapes – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Toddler Made Suncatchers – Fun at Home with Kids

Sensory Art Activities for Toddler – Mama Papa Bubba

Moon Rock Letters – Happy Toddler Playtime

Pool Noodle Pour Station – Raising Dragons

Rainbow Water Bead Sensory Bottle – Active Littles

Waterbead Calming Sensory Bottles – Active Littles

Paper Towel Roll Activity – Raising Dragons

Indoor Ice Skating – Play Teach Repeat

Squirt the Numbers – Days with Grey

Truck Painting – Happily Ever Mom

Art Exploration for Toddlers – Playground Parkbench

Small group activities for Toddlers

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Rainbow Fish Craft – Active Littles

Spring Flower Activity for Toddlers and Kids – Active Littles

Emotions for Toddlers – Active Littles

Shaving Cream Letters Activity – Active Littles

Outdoor Game for Toddlers – Days with Grey

Number Tunnels – Toddler Approved

Soap Foam Sensory Bin – Active Littles

Easy Fish Sticky Wall Kids Activity – Active Littles

Easy Contact Paper Activity – Active Littles

Summer Window Art – Active Littles

Fine Motor Activity using Paper Straws – Active Littles

A tasty activity for toddlers – Happily Ever Mom

Edible Sensory Play – Kids Craft Room

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles – Active Littles

All activities to be done with adult supervision.
200+ Easy Toddler Activities To Do at Home - Active Littles (2024)

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