Fave at home activities for toddlers?

(13 Posts)
Gen35 Mon 17-Mar-14 12:41:44

Trying to do more fun things with dd at home - can you tell me your favourite games/craft things/activities that your dc love, any age up to 5 as have one dd age 3.5 and one on the way and no imagination smile any blog/website recommendations? If this is the wrong section, my apologies.

milkyman Mon 17-Mar-14 13:13:57

Try the Imagination Tree, sorry no link but should come up first on google

milkyman Mon 17-Mar-14 13:15:38

Here grin http://theimaginationtree.com/category/age/agetoddler

Gen35 Mon 17-Mar-14 13:18:30

Imagination tree rocks! I'm on my third activity from them - was just being greedy and hoping to find other great ideas/websites etc.

Gen35 Mon 17-Mar-14 13:19:31

Ps milkyman do your dc have any special faves you did from there? My dd loved making play dough.

addictedtosugar Mon 17-Mar-14 13:30:28

DS2 is very nearly 3, and under the weather at the moment.
Today he has demanded to paint, cook biscuits eat the dough and stick stickers on loads of paper, so I suspect those are his favourite.

Have you got any outside space? My two adored a bucket of water and a big paintbrush to "paint" the patio. Fences also work well.

Play dough is popular, as is blowing bubbles.

Gen35 Mon 17-Mar-14 13:33:22

Love the 'painting' the patio/fence idea! Have a garden although it is often rainy and cold where we live!

MrsBonkers Mon 17-Mar-14 23:52:17

I like to make cookies using the betty crocker mixes. All you have to do is add water and stir which cuts down the mess a bit!

Cutting pictures out of freebie supermarket magazines and sticking them onto paper plates. Then we have an indoor picnic with each of her teddies getting a plate each.

Watching for some other ideas.

NigellasDealer Mon 17-Mar-14 23:57:21

glitter'n'glue if you can stand there being glitter everywhere for the next six months no matter how often you hoover.

cravingcake Tue 18-Mar-14 02:38:11

Washing things (playing with the bubbles) in the kitchen sink is my DS new favourite activity - he's 2.4yo. Quite handy when i need to be in the kitchen for a while as he's in one place and cant move too quickly.

omri Tue 18-Mar-14 08:12:20

Pack of dried pasta, 2 saucepans, ladle, few bowls and plates and spoons was this week's big distraction. My 2.6 yr old ds was totally engaged cooking us dinner for over an hour spooning the pasta into all the pots and bowls.

Gen35 Tue 18-Mar-14 08:13:14

Ooh good ideas, thanks!

Monkeyandanimal Tue 18-Mar-14 08:17:15

Along the dried pasta theme; get the toy trucks/diggers and or tea set out on a table/tray with a big bowl of dried lentils or rice and let them scoop and dig with spoons, scoops and sieves. It's a complete waste of good food, but cheap enough, and lasts at least an hour. And then they can spend another ten minutes vacuuming the blinkin stuff up!

Or sticking farm animals in playdough!

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