Hundreds of activities for your toddler
, Oct 11 2006 08:43 AM
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:43 AM
Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:37 AM
Common girls- don't be shy!
Edited by mum2a-princess, 11 October 2006 - 10:38 AM.
Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:52 AM
Well my 2 just love making arrowroot(sp) bikkie faces we just make up icing sugar and we originally started using lollies for the face features( eg smarties for eyes and snakes for the mouth and sprinkles for the hair or other varietys) but now use fruit pieces cut strawberrys or kiwi fruit make lovely mouths and berrys make beautiful eyes. Whatever suits you and this is so easy and makes a nice little afternoon snack.
Hope that makes sense this baby brain is affecting me worse today the ever.
Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:03 PM
There was a thread on similar last week, with some good ideas in. The following is the link: (I don't know if this is how you do it?)http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=275333
Posted 11 October 2006 - 01:01 PM
Thank you girls-
Links to previous threads will be included so thanks Suzibell.
Arrowroot bikkie faces is a great idea!
Keep them coming girls!
Posted 11 October 2006 - 01:17 PM
Make a Necklace
Empty thread spools that are painted different colors can make a safe necklace for younger children. They can even help you make the necklace. Take the spools and string them together with a soft string or shoe lace. The younger children will enjoy helping you do this.
Colored Sand Art
Take dry sand from the sand box and put a handful into several small containers. Add some food coloring into each container and mix together until the sand is colored.
Give the children some paper and glue. Have them make patterns with the glue to make a design. When they are finished, let
them sprinkle the glue with the coloured sand
Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:53 PM
1. (Once bananas get cheaper!!). have child use a plastic knife to slice banana if they are old enough. then crush a plain biscuit or 2 into a ziplock bag and "crumb" the banana slices.
2. play with ice cubes outside - either in the paddling pool or just in the yard. Can add food colouring to them when you make them.
3. Act out your favourite stories or songs using toys/dolls. We do "10 in the bed" "bears in the night" and "3 little pigs" mainly.
4. havent tried this yet but it was in my playgroup newsletter. Cut cardboard into circle - this is the pizza. then decorate with coloured paper cut to be the topping eg pineapple, capsicum etc. Can mix red colouring into the glue to be tomato paste.
Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:59 AM
I buy sheets of cheap stickers..especially the coloured dots. DS loves to stick them all over himself and me and we also make pictures out of them on cardboard. It's great for learning colours.
Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:18 PM
Is goop on the list? Can't remember the combination of cornflour and water - shall have to get back to you,
Oh yes, and on one of the Wiggles videos they make paintings using medicine droppers and really runny paint. Have been collecting my medicine droppers but haven't given it a try yet.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:34 AM
TaddyJ - thanks so much - you've brought back a wonderful memory of my childhood when we did exactly what you said!
Ratio for "Goop": 1 packet of cornflour to one cup of water. If you have more than one child I would make at least 5 cups and put in a large trough. definitely another outside activity.
Soap Slime: 1 cup soapflakes, 2 litres of warm water, whisk with egg beaters.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:25 PM
We make finger puppets out of egg boxes.
We cut out the bits, one is for the body and one for the head, just make a slit to put the head in and glue it then you can paint it.
You can make a mouse, giraffe,lion, crocodile. We love sticking the wobbly eyes on and then when finished they look great to play with.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:26 PM
Sorry I have taken a while to get back to you on this one (thanks A2 for watching it in the meantime
Great idea ladies, have pinned it as requested!
Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:23 PM
What about paper bag puppets, you just get a brown paper lunch bag and use whatever paper, stickers etc you have around the house to decorate it. You can then do a puppet show.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:12 PM
hey all my name is melanie and i have a 15 month old called Zahra-Jane. we are off to melbourne on the 16th of December and i am just wanting to know how to keep her entertained for nearly 3 hours on the plane. please help i am stuck in what to take up with her..
Posted 11 November 2006 - 05:13 PM
Hi Mel, post your question in the forum below and someone is bound to have some ideas for you.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:14 PM
DD (14m) and I have been playing with playdough. At the moment she's not up to using cookie cutters, rolling pins and other playdough accesories and it's been a bit boring.
Today I used cheap stacking cups (that I got from the warehouse for $2) and rolled the playdough into little balls. We put the playdough in and out of the different coloured cups, me naming the coloured cups, the I let her also play with the playdough container, putting the lid on and "packing away".
Was a bit more fun, hopefully teaching her her colours a little, and good fine motor especailly with putting the lid on and off and picking the tiny balls up and getting them out.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:21 PM
Sorry, but I can't get to the playdough link - it seems to have timed out. Can I get it back please!!!!
Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:34 PM
just wanted to say this thread is fab! so many good ideas to try out!
Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:07 PM
wow, great list. i wish i had found this last year
Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:34 AM
Great ideas! Just what I need - struggling to keep my 18 month old entertained all day.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:49 PM
my 18mth daughter loves helping do the jobs...shes a great vacuumer and cooker!!!the plastic ones are no good...have to give out REAL pots and pans!!! Loves to pass out pegs and clothes at the clothes line too!!!
fruit Kebabs are fun too, good for fine motor skills.
(watch they don't stick the stick in their eyes!!)
pretend shopping...line things up like they are at the shops...give her a basket and its really funny to see what she chooses...sometimes something not put out on purpose ends up in the basket...like my mob and keys!!!lol ps...don't forget the handbag with pretend money in it before they start!!!
Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:46 PM
Edited by her mum, 29 October 2013 - 01:47 PM.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:38 PM
found this great site for building lego with toddler, a lots of simple lego creation examples, easy to build:
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