Keeping your little terrors entertained is a full-time job and it’s crucial to keep them growing and learning. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have the satisfaction of getting something useful out of playtime too! We’ve pulled together a list of our top picks for toddler activities that can be done at home or in playgroups and the best bit? They all finish up with something great being created, as well as (obviously) a heck of a mess. But hey, that’s just kids. Enjoy!
There are plenty of fun toddler activities that also let you enjoy yourself and tick another item off your to-do list. Whether it’s simple presents for friends and family (need wrapping paper I hear you say?) or something you were meaning to pick up from the shops but could make yourself (like that birthday card for nanna), there are tons of ways to get your child involved in productive activities. And where better to start than art!
Arm your little ones with paper and a gamete of decorating devices; crayons, glitter pens, stickers and even paint if you are feeling adventurous and let them get to work on creating. Not only will their gift wrapping and card creations save you a commute to the shops but they’ll save you some mullah too, all whilst creating something personalised and special for the recipient. This is a win win in our book!
How about something useful – soap! Art teacher and mother of three Bar Rucci at Art Bar Blog has some top ideas. Play around with mixing and matching vibrant colours, you could even colour coordinate or theme them for different events. These soap are perfect for them to wash up with once you’re done playing and double as a great handmade gift for that person in your life who already has everything!