When our little ones get moving, we need to keep up! If you’re looking for toddler activities that both you and your busy toddler will enjoy, you’re in luck. We’ve got a wide range of activity ideas below. Check out this page for indoor activities, learning activities, sensory activities, and other toddler-approved fun.
57 fun physical activities for 2- to 4-year-olds
From dance parties to bubble play, this extensive list of fun activities is the ultimate go-to for any playdate, home child care setting, or a morning or afternoon with a caregiver. Whatever the situation, short attention spans mean that it’s a good idea to have a few of these up your sleeve. Read all the fun ideas here.
Things to do with your toddler when you’ve got a baby too
It’s always helpful to have a few tips to ease the transition from your toddler being a solo artist to a band member. This list includes info about the transition and loads of things you can do together! Read all about having a toddler and a baby here.
Risky play is for toddlers
How much do you know about risky play? This article covers the basics: what it is, what it isn’t, and the benefits of risky play for toddlers. Plus, there’s a fun list of toddler-appropriate risky play activities for you to try at home and outdoors. See it here.
14 ways to help your toddler with balance and coordination
Toddlers need to develop their balance and coordination to master tasks such as climbing stairs, climbing on furniture, walking, walking on uneven surfaces, leaning over to pick up their toys, feeding themselves, and even sitting with good posture. Here are 14 ways to help your child develop their balance and coordination! Have fun and watch as your toddler’s confidence grows, but we suggest you keep close to your toddler as they start to expand their mobility. Start them on their road to developing movement skills here.
How to make hiking with your toddler easy and fun for everyone
When it comes to hiking with toddlers, most parents think that they’re too young to hike and happiest tucked into a carrier. And yes, it can be much easier to hike with a toddler in a carrier. But with a few tips, ideas, and activities, letting your toddler take the lead on your next nature walk will be a fun adventure for both of you. Read how here.
What’s in a cardboard box? 12 new play ideas for kids
While it may seem like older kids would enjoy this type of play, you’d be amazed at what younger children can do with a cardboard box. Here are 12 ideas to help you turn an empty box into a range of possibilities. Check out the list.
Getting your kids moving: An age-by-age guide
From babies to toddler play, this guide will help you determine what types of simple activities you can do with your child to get involved in their love of movement. See it here.
Energy-busting indoor activities for 2-year-olds
If you have an energetic two-year-old at home and need some quick ideas for low-mess energy-busting indoor activities, this article is for you! From obstacle courses to sensory play, you’ll find something for everyone on those long days inside. Read all the ideas.
Outdoor winter activities for 2-year-olds
Going outside in the winter months with a toddler can have its challenges. However, the effort is more than worth it. Fresh air and sunshine help strengthen a toddler’s immune system while active outdoor play is important for healthy growth and development. So, if you’re looking for outdoor winter activities, you’ve come to the right place! Read all the fun ideas here.
Sensory scavenger hunt
Sensory play is abuzz right now! This fun activity weaves together all seven of your child’s senses. Look for things outdoors to smell, hear, see, touch, and taste and playfully move around to find them with this free printable. Print it here.
The benefits of going barefoot
There are many benefits to spending time barefoot, especially outside. When summer is in season, here are five great reasons to consider barefoot playtime outdoors. See the list.
Indoor activities for 3-year-olds
When you’ve got a rainy day or other circumstances keeping you inside, you can still keep your three-year-olds moving with fun indoor activities. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Simple Montessori activities for toddlers and preschoolers at home
These Montessori activities for toddlers and preschoolers encourage independence, creativity, and learning through play! Plus, they’re a lot of fun. Read the activity list here.