30+ EASY Activities for Toddlers at Home

Looking for some easy activities for toddlers to do at home?

 

These learning, play, and craft activities are easy, fun, and exciting for toddlers!

 

It’s important to note that parent supervision is crucial when doing these activities with your toddler to keep them safe!

 

Now let’s get into my 30+ easy activities for toddlers to do at home!

 


Activity #1: Rocket Name Craft

 

Name crafts are a fun activity for toddlers to do at home! They help teach your little one the letters of their name!

 

I love it also incorporates using glue and scissors too. This easy craft takes only a few minutes to do.

 

rocket name craft for kids

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

glitter

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B. Set-up

 

Cut the number of strips to create the rocket for your child’s name using construction paper. Then, either you can write their name, or they can write their name to practice handwriting skills!

 

Cut a triangle for the top of the rocket as well!

 

C. Activity

 

Using a glue stick, have your child paste the letters of their name in the correct order to form a rocket!

 

To create the fire at the bottom, make some lines with glue and sprinkle some red, orange, or yellow glitter at the bottom.

 

Lastly, we added stickers around the black paper to look like it was in outer space!

 

RELATED: Handwriting Activities for Kids 


Activity #2: Alphabet Ice Painting

 

Ice painting is one of my favorite activities to do with toddlers at home.

 

The alphabet ice mold we have is PERFECT for learning while playing and creating.

 

alphabet painting

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

alphabet ice mold

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B. Set-up

 

Put water inside the alphabet mold and place it inside the freezer overnight!

 

C. Activity

 

Pop the ice letters out and place them in a sensory bin.

 

Grab some washable paint and put it in an art tray!

 

Let the kids have fun painting the ice. They should talk about which letter they are painting to go over alphabet recognition.

 

See if they can find the letters of their name, create words or go over letter sounds for older children!

 

 

RELATED: Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids

 


Activity #3: Letter Collages

 

Letters collages are the perfect easy activity for toddlers! It’s a wonderful way to practice the letters of the alphabet.

 

It helps them connect an object with a letter, which also helps build beginning sound skills!

 

letter collage

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

tissue paper squares

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B. Set-up

 

Make a bubble letter d on a piece of white cardstock paper with a marker.

 

Have your little one start scrunching up pieces of green tissue paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Put glue ALL over the letter d. They will be filling up the entire letter with scrunched tissue paper.

 

Start placing the scrunched-up tissue paper balls onto the letter.

 

Create spikes out of orange cardstock paper and glue them on the curve of the d.

 

Lastly, make a head shape using green cardstock paper and add a googly eye to finish your letter craft.

 

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Activity #4: Dinosaur Track Painting

 

Toddlers love dinosaurs! This is the best easy activity for toddlers at home that involve dinosaurs!

 

Your toddlers can compare the sizes of the dinosaur prints and have a blast creating art with their dinosaurs.

 

dinosaur track art

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

art tray

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B. Set-up

 

Roll out a piece of easel paper and tape it to the floor so the sides won’t come up.

 

Pour out some paint on an art tray!

 

C. Activity

 

Dip the dinosaurs’ feet into the paint and place them on the paper! Make several prints with each dinosaur like they are walking.

 

Do this with each dinosaur and use different colors to show the differences between the tracks. Discuss the differences!

 

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Activity #5: Jellyfish Fruit Loop Threading

 

Looking for a snack activity for your toddler?

 

This simple Fruit Loop threading lesson is the PERFECT activity for toddlers at home!  Adding this fun snack is always a huge hit.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

art trays

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B. Set-up

 

Create a jellyfish shape out of paper and crayons! Then, let your little one color the jellyfish!

 

Grab some pipe cleaners and tape them to the back of the jellyfish.

 

C. Activity

 

Your child should work on color sorting by threading the correct color Fruit Loop on the pipe cleaners!

 

You can have them sort the Fruit Loops by color first, or they can just grab them from a bowl and place them on the pipe cleaner.

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Colors

 


Activity #6: Rainbow Cutting Craft

 

Cutting crafts are a way for kids to create a practice cutting in a fun way!

 

This is an easy activity for toddlers at home and it’s adorable! I would suggest that toddlers start with the straight lines then move on to harder lines once they get the hang of it. 

 

rainbow cutting activity

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a cloud shape and cut it out! Then, create the rainbow by cutting strips of colored paper.

 

Attach the colored paper to the back of the cloud by using tape or a glue stick. Lastly, draw some lines on the strips. You can create them as easy or hard as you’d like depending on the skills of your little one.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child use scissors to cut along the lines you created! They should try to stay on the lines the best they can.

 

To make it easier for them to cut, tape down the cloud to a flat surface.

 

RELATED: Kindergarten Activities for Kids

 


Activity #7. Pasta Straining

 

I love set-ups that take a minute to set up! This activity for toddlers at home is great for building fine motor skills.

 

Add dried spaghetti noodles into a colander! I had no clue that my little guy would be so enthralled with this activity. I appreciate the activities that I can pull off with things that I have in my pantry. 

 

pasta straining fine motor activity

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • colander
  • dried spaghetti noodles

 

colander

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B. Set-up

 

Flip the colander upside down and grab the noodles

 

C. Activity

Have your little ones start to put the pasta noodles inside the colander!

 

Explain to your child that they don’t have to push down hard because the noodles will break off. This happened several times with my son until I showed him how to do this correctly!

 

They can also try to pull them out once they are all in to extend the activity further!

 


Activity #8: Do-A-Dot Letters

 

Who doesn’t love mess-free art?! Do-A-Dot paint markers pretty mess-free as long as your little one doesn’t wipe them all over their hand, wishful thinking, right?!

 

This printable is a perfect way to let you know if your toddler can differentiate between upper and lower case letters! 

 

letter N dot the letter

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • A-Z Letter Do-A-Dot Sheets
  • Do-A-Dot markers

 

A-Z Letter Do-A-Dot Printable

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the pages and get the paint markers ready!

 

C. Activity

 

Your little ones will use the paint markers to place specific colored dots on the upper and lower case letters! This is a wonderful way to also work on color-coding skills!

 

If you don’t have do-a-dot markers, you can use crayons to do this activity!

 

RELATED: Interactive Alphabet Printables

 


Activity #9: Ripping A Rainbow

 

Ripping pieces of paper is a fun activity for toddlers at home to build fine motor skills.

 

My kids had a blast ripping the paper to create these beautiful rainbows. I know yours will too!

 

ripping rainbow fine motor activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

construction paper

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B. Set-up

 

Draw a rainbow shape on white paper and cut it out.

 

Have your child rip a bunch of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple pieces of construction paper into small pieces.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will use a glue stick to paste on the ripped paper to create a rainbow!

 

Such a simple and fun fine motor activity!

 


Activity #10: Alphabet Match-Up

 

This activity for toddlers at home is a simple one to play outside and learn the alphabet.

 

This water-play alphabet match activity will have your kids excited to practice the alphabet! In addition, kids will enjoy searching through the water to find the letters!

 

outdoor letter match

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

large storage container

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B. Set-up

 

Fill the sensory bin up with water and place the letters in the water! Then, with the sidewalk chalk, write the letters of the alphabet.

 

C. Activity

 

Younger kids can search through the water and match the foam/plastic letters on the correct letter written in sidewalk chalk. Challenge older kids to find specific letters and say their sounds to work on phonics skills with them! 

 

Extend this activity!

 

Turn this into a reading game by having your older kids create words. Just write the letters of the word in sidewalk chalk instead!

 

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Activity #11: Ocean Jell-O Dig

 

Jell-O digs are a fan favorite around here. This activity for toddlers at home is taste safe, which is always a plus!

 

This ocean bin is a perfect addition to an ocean-themed unit to learn about ocean animals!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

ocean animal toob toys

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B. Set-up

 

Make the blue Jell-O by following the directions on the box. I recommend grabbing two packs to have enough Jell-O to cover the animals.

 

Put the Jell-O inside the sensory bin then, place the animals in the Jell-O before putting it in the fridge.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the Jell-O is ready, have the kids use tweezers to grab each of the animals out! Talk about what each animal is when attempting to grab it out.

 

Once they are all done, enjoy a little snack 🙂

 

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Activity #12: Dinosaur Count and Feed

 

Feeding activities have become a BIG hit around here! They work great for fine motor skills, color recognition, and counting skills.

 

This activity is easy for toddlers even to help you set up!

 

dinosaur count and feed

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your Count and Feed Printable

 

pom poms

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B. Set-up

 

In a sensory bin, dump a whole bunch of different colored poms! Print off the characters and the counting cards. Cut out the characters, punch a hole in their mouth using a knife, and then cut the inside part of the mouth open. Tape the characters to a cup.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones use the counting cards to see what color and how many of each color they should place inside the character’s mouth. They can use kid-friendly tweezers to add some fine motor skills, or you can just have them use their hands. They should tell you the number and count out loud how many they are placing inside!

 

 

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Activity #13: Play-Doh Letter Building

 

Whenever I pull out the Play-Doh, the kids play for it for at least a half-hour. You know, that’s kind of a big deal, right? Most of the time, it’s longer than that, but at least a half-hour!

 

Since Play-Doh is so engaging for kids, it makes for a wonderful learning activity!

 

play doh letters

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your Letter Play-Doh Mats! (Upper and Lower case letter included)

 

 

Play doh

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the letters that you want to work on! Then, place them inside a dry-erase folder for your little ones to build on. This way, it won’t get the sheet dirty, and you can save and redo it repeatedly.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little ones should roll and create the letters using Play-Doh. You can have them match the colors on the sheet, or you can use whatever color you’d like. They should try to create the letter by following the lines!

 

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Activity #14: Easy Snake Craft

 

Does your toddler love creepy reptiles?! Then, this is the perfect activity for you!

 

This activity for toddlers at home is a fun way to create and practice some color sorting skills.

letter s snake color matching craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • colored popsicle sticks
  • glue
  • Fruit Loops
  • construction paper
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

Glue two googly eyes on the popsicle sticks. Then, add create a tongue on construction paper. Make it a little easier on yourself, fold the paper multiple times, create the tongue using a pencil, and cut it out. This will give you multiple 🙂

 

Glue the tongue underneath the popsicle sticks!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids glue on the same colored Fruit Loops on the sticks! This works on color matching skills!

 

When we did this activity, we definitely had a few Fruit Loops :).  This is a great one for toddlers!

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Colors

 


Activity #15: Magnet Block Letter Match

 

Magnet blocks are the BEST open-ended toy out there! These blocks are my kid’s favorite toy. The possibilities to play and learn with these blocks are endless.

 

This activity for toddlers at home only takes a few minutes to set up using a chalk marker.

 

magnet block alphabet match

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

magnatiles

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B. Set-up

 

Using a chalk marker, write upper and lower case letters on the blocks (don’t worry, it comes off).

 

C. Activity

 

Separate the upper and lower case letters.

 

Have your child identify a letter on the block and match it with the correct upper or lower case letter!

 

To extend this activity, line the blocks up in alphabetical order!

 

 

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Activity #16: Water and Oil

 

Looking for an easy science activity for toddlers?

 

Squeezing these droppers is a fun way to strengthen those little muscles in your child’s fingers.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

droppers

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B. Set-up

 

In a baking pan, add some oil and lay it down on a flat surface. Then, in cups, add some water and food coloring (mix it up with a spoon).

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use droppers to suck up the colored water mixture and squirt it into the oil. Make observations about what happened when the two mixed!

 

Try this with multiple colors for even more fun.

 

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Activity #17: Lucky Charms Learning Pack

 

Dumping cereal in a bin couldn’t be any more simple! This activity for toddlersat home WILL be a hit.

 

Especially since this activity is FREE!

 

lucky charm sensory play

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click here for your FREE Lucky Charms Learning Pack.

 

fine motor tools

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B. Set-up

 

It couldn’t be easier! Print off the learning pack pages and play! In the pack, I have a marshmallow sorting activity (as you see above) as well as a marshmallow graph.

 

C. Activity

 

1. Sorting activity

 

Cut out the labels and tape them to green cups. Dump the lucky charms into a sensory bin! Have your little ones sort the marshmallows in the correct cups.

 

2. Graph

 

Have your kids sort the marshmallows by type. Then, they should place them on the graph. Show them how to tell how many there are on the graph!

 

This is a great way to introduce graphs to your kids. This is a fun activity that involves treats and small numbers!

 

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Activity #18: Easy Weather Craft

Here’s another letter collage for you.

 

This is an activity for toddlers at home to create and learn about the different types of weather!

 

weather letter w craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

snow glitter

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B. Set-up

 

Create a bubble letter W on a piece of white paper. Then, paste it to a piece of blue paper!

 

Create a few clouds using white and black paper to be the lightning, rain, and wind clouds! I colored two of them gray! Also, create the lightning blots from yellow paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Talk about the different kinds of weather with your little one! See if they can name a few types of weather before you teach them.

 

For the sun, grab some yellow paint and have them dip a wine cork in it to create a few suns! Then, use a yellow marker to make the rays.

 

To make the rain, have the kids use Q-tips to make raindrops underneath one of the clouds.

 

Glue some cotton balls on for cloudy weather and use snow confetti for snowy weather!

 

Lastly, create windy weather by curling up some pipe cleaners and gluing them down next to a cloud!

 

RELATED: Letter F Crafts and Activities 

 


Activity #19: Shape Post-It Sort

 

Making learning fun is my specialty, and it makes it more memorable for the kids.

 

Shape hunt is a simple game that you can set up right inside your house or classroom!

post it shape match

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

post its

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B. Set-up

 

On post-its, draw a bunch of different shapes you want to work on. Then, on construction paper, draw a big version of each shape that you drew on the post-it notes.

 

Tape all the pieces of construction paper on the wall near each other. Place the post-it’s all-around the home or classroom.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your kids search the house to find the post-its. Once they find one, have them take it to the wall where the construction paper pieces are.

 

They will match the shape that they found on their post-it to the paper on the wall! In the end, see how many of each shape there are!

 

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Activity #20: Alphabet Bubble Foam

 

Bubble foam is super easy to make, and it is a great sensory activity to do with the kids!

 

The kids loved scooping out the letters! This was an engaging way to practice letter recognition.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

sensory bins

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B. Set-up

 

In a blender, add 2 tablespoons of dish soap, 2/3 cup of water, and a few drops of food coloring!

 

Blend on medium and dump into a sensory bin. Repeat this step for each of the colors you want to use.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use scoops or just play with their hands in the bubbles! They will grab/scoop letters and identify them!

 

They can search for specific letters that you ask for, or they can just find them and tell you what they are.

 

Play with the bubble foam after! You can even add some of their other favorite toys inside.

 

RELATED: The BEST Sensory Bins for Kids

 


Activity #21: Alphabet Puzzles

 

I can honestly say that my son learned his ABCs with this Melissa and Doug puzzles!

 

When this video was taken, he was 16 months old. Below you will find a video of how you can play with this toy to help your toddler learn!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Melissa and Doug Alphabet Puzzle

alphabet puzzle

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B. Set-up

 

Nothing!! I love using toys to learn because there is sometimes no set-up!

 

C. Activity

 

I took the approach of saying each letter to my kids when they picked it up to find where it belonged. I didn’t focus on one specific letter at a time. This method worked well for us!

 

It isn’t a bad thing to focus on one-two letters until they show comprehension; this is just the way we chose to teach our kids!

 

With daily repetition, both my kids knew their letters as toddlers.

 

Don’t feel pressured by this video that if you haven’t started teaching yet, that’s not what this is meant for. It’s intended to show you a strategy for teaching your child! I’m showing you this method works!

 

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Activity #22: Shape Scavenger Hunt

 

I specifically remember the time when we did this activity. It was March, and it was 3 weeks into the quarantine for COVID, and I needed an activity that was going to keep the kids active and excited.

 

So, I came up with this shape sorting scavenger hunt! This worked perfectly! So, if you have a rainy day where you’re looking for ways to keep the kids active and learning, try this one out!

 

shape sorting activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A.Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a whole bunch of shapes on the floor using painter’s tape.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will walk, run, skip, gallop, slide around the home to grab objects of each shape. Then, they will bring it back to the shape that it matches! Then, they can grab anything in the house!

 

This is an entertaining activity for kids of all ages!

 

RELATED: 28 ENTERTAINING Indoor Activities for Toddlers

 


Activity #23: Magic Milk Experiment

 

Magic milk is a classic experiment that is always a hit each time we try it!

 

It’s such an easy activity for toddlers at home! All you need is a few supplies; it only takes a minute to set up!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • milk
  • food coloring
  • bowl
  • dish soap
  • Q-tip

 

food coloring

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B. Set-up

 

In a bowl, add some milk. Then, add the food colors that you want to mix.

 

We have done this for some holidays or just for fun, so it doesn’t matter what colors you choose!

 

C. Activity

 

Dump some milk into a bowl! Then, add a few drops of whatever food coloring you want.

 

Grab a Q-tip and a little dish soap. Dip the Q-tip into the dish soap and put it in the milk.

 

See how the colors spread out! You can play and mix the colors up! Such an easy and cool experiment.

 

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Activity #24: Post-It Play

 

Post-its are so much fun for kids to play with. My kids love it when I hide the Post-It’s around the house, and they have to do a letter hunt!

 

When I set these activities up for my 3-year-old, my 6-year-old still wants to play; it tells you how awesome this activity is!

 

post it alphabet activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

post its

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B. Set-up

 

On easel paper, write upper case letters of the alphabet using markers! Then, cut out the paper and tape it to the wall; vertical work is a great change for the kids.

 

On the Post-its, write the lower case letters.

 

C. Activity

 

You can do this one of two ways! You can hide the post it’s around your home or classroom for them to find, or you can have them sticking by the wall near the easel paper so they can just match them up!

 

When your little one picks up a Post-it, have them say the letter they have!

 

If they have trouble navigating through all the letters, give them a hint by showing them what line the letter is on so they can narrow it down.

 

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Activity #25: My First Busy Book

 

This activity book is not just for alphabet learning! It is JAM PACKED with a TON of different learning activities that focus on many different skills.

 

In this activity book, your little ones can work on the following skills: alphabet matching, colors, shapes, patterns, beginning sounds, counting, and numbers.

 

Check out what is in the entire activity book by checking out this video!

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

Click HERE to grab your My First Busy Book Download

 

laminator

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B. Set-up

 

This does take some set-up but believe me, it’s well worth it! Laminate only the sheets that need it (these are the pieces). The other main sheets can go in sheet protectors inside the binder. Cut out the pieces once laminated. If it’s an activity that would need velcro circles, you can add those on there and on the binder so they will stick together.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little one can complete the activities over and over again! This is a great way to practice new skills and work on recognition!

 

I just bought this laminator for my house! I love having my own laminator because I can laminate all the activity sheets that I want to do repeatedly. It saves so much on ink and paper.

 

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Activity #26: Alphabet Soup

 

Everything is always more fun when you add water! This alphabet activity works perfectly for a winter theme or a summer theme!

 

This is an easy activity for toddlers at home because all you have to do is dump water and letters into a bin!

 

alphabet soup

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab the Alphabet Soup Download

 

B. Set-up

 

Take the label off a can and tape it on my alphabet soup label! Also, print off my recipe cards!

 

In a sensory bin, add water and some plastic/foam letters.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little ones will look at one of the recipes and scoop the letters on the recipes either in the can or in a bowl!

 

They should say what each letter is before scooping it out of the water!

 

Once they are done with one recipe, repeat for another! If you have an older child, they can also practice building sight words!

 

RELATED: Sight Word Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #27: Jungle Sensory

 

Jungle animals are some of our favorite animals! This bin was SO much fun since we had two different fillers inside.

 

Yes, they did mix- there’s no way they wouldn’t mix; if that bothers you, this may not be the bin for you!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

play dirt

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B. Set-up

 

Color the rice by dumping 2 cups of rice into a plastic bag. Add a few drops of liquid watercolors, shake it, then dump on parchment paper to dry!

 

Add the play dirt on one side of the bin! It’s that easy!

 

C. Activity

 

Grab those jungle animal toys and place them in both areas of the sensory bin. Then, talk about what animals you would see in the jungle!

 

You can also talk about what those animals would eat and the things they like to do. It’s a great way to explore this theme.

 


Activity #28: Dot Sticker  Letters

 

Dot stickers are one of my all-time favorite supplies! They are so easy to use, and they are versatile.

 

B, P, Q, and D are common tricky letters of kids because they look similar, so this is a fun way to recognize the differences.

 

dot stickers

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

dot stickers

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B. Set-up

 

Write the letters B, D, P, and Q on easel paper. Create a plus sign in the middle to separate the letters.

 

On dot stickers, write the upper and lower case letters on different colors!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will peel off the stickers and place them in the correct square!

 

Check for understanding to see if they can differentiate between these letters.

 


Activity #29: Alphabet Clip Board

 

Don’t get rid of that Amazon box you just got; you can reuse it for a learning activity!

 

This is a simple DIY alphabet activity that you can use repeatedly.

 

alphabet Board

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • clothespins
  • markers

 

alphabet clothespins

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B. Set-up

 

Cut a piece off a rectangular piece of cardboard! Then, write the letters of the alphabet on either side using markers!

 

I grabbed these clothespins from Target. They usually are there at the beginning of the school year! If you don’t have these at home, you can use a clothespin and alphabet stickers. Stick the stickers on the clothespin, and you are all set! 

 

C. Activity

 

Your child will clip the clothespin on the correct letter to match them up!

 

On the piece of cardboard, you can either write upper case or lower case letters. Then, they can either work on those matching skills or match the same letters.

 


Activity #29: Connect the Dots

 

This art connect the dots activity is a wonderful and simple way to go over upper and lower case letters.

 

You can make this as easy or as difficult as you want this to be, depending on your toddler’s skill level!

 

connect the dots

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

circle paint brushes

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B. Set-up

 

Create dots using the circle paintbrushes and paint!

 

Write the letters next to the dots.

 

You can also do a few of the letters instead of as many as I did to make this a little easier!

 

C. Activity

 

Your children will use markers to connect the right upper and lower case letters.

 

I also had them work on color matching skills by using the same color marker!

 


Activity #31: TP Roll Letters

 

This is the perfect activity for toddlers at home! It’s a classic learning activity that never gets old.

 

We all have TP roll at home! So, all you’ll need to grab to do this are some dot stickers. You won’t regret grabbing dot stickers; they are one of the most versatile supplies out there!

 

TP alphabet letters

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Write the letters of the alphabet around the roll.

 

On the dot stickers, either write the same letter or work on upper to lower case matching skills!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids identify one of the letters on the roll. Then, they will find the matching letter on the dot stickers and place it on the tube to match up the letters!

 

You can give them a choice of three letters to help narrow it down a little bit for younger learners.

 

This is a great fine motor skill for kids to work on peeling those stickers off!

 

RELATED: Fine Motor Activities for Kids

 


Activity #32: Play Dough Letters

 

Playdough is one of my kid’s favorite sensory items that we have! They always end up playing with it for longer than I think!

 

It’s also a great way to work on the alphabet with kids! Just watch the entire time to make sure they don’t eat the dough!

 

playdough letters

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Roll the dough out and use a rolling pin to spread it out or just your hands!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kid’s press letters into the dough! Have them say each letter that they press. See if they can even use the letters to spell their name!

 

Older kids can create words with this activity!

 

RELATED: Sight Word Activities for Preschoolers 


Activity #33: Sailboat Craft

 

Looking for an easy paper plate activity for toddlers at home?

 

Making these sailboats are SO fun, and it’s a simple project that the kids can play with after creating.

 

sailboat paper plate craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • do-a-dot markers
  • acrylic paint
  • popsicle sticks
  • hot glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Fold a paper plate in half. Then, have the kids create the bottom of the boat by using paint, do-a-dot markers, or other art supplies you have on hand!

 

C. Activity

 

Hot glue a popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate. Then, create a triangle shape on a piece of paper.

 

Have the kids decorate the boat’s sail using those different art supplies! They can create dots, stripes, or small designs!

 

Once it’s all dry, stand the boat up and rock it back and forth! This will be so fun for the kids to see and play with!

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

These easy activities for toddlers at home are fun and low prep!

 

I hope you found some ideas that you can do at home or in the classroom with your toddlers. I’d love to hear what your favorite activity was on this list! Let me know in the comments.

 

Happy Learning!

 

Deena

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