Toddler activities at home! (Wipes container puller, Paper photo frames, Walk the line)

Here are some easy activities that you can do at home with your toddler age kids!

Pulling material from an empty wipes container

Materials:

  • Empty wipes container/tissue paper box
  • Cut up fabric/pompoms/toys/newspaper

Directions: 

  1. Select your material.  I find that something with a bit of texture works best (an old flannel sheet or some felt scraps or small toys or toys). If you use a smooth fabric, the pieces won’t stick together very well when your child tries to pull them out of the wipe’s container.
  2. Use a baby wipe as a template, and cut your fabric squares to the same size as the baby wipe.
  3. Fold the fabric tissues the same way that regular tissues are folded in a box. 
  4. Pull the top one out, and let your little one have fun!

Paper photo frames

Supplies:

  • photo of your child
  • light weight cardboard (think cereal box)
  • paints and paint brush
  • craft sequins or craft gems or items to glue
  • glitter or glitter glue
  • scissors or X-ACTO Knife 
  • glue

How to make our cardboard picture frame

  1. Cut out your frame: To cut out the front of your picture frame, you need to cut a piece of cardboard slightly larger than your child’s photo. We traced our photos on a cereal box and added a little to each side and then cut them out.
  2. Make a window in the frame: Next, you need to cut out the window in the picture frame that your child’s photo will be displayed in. Draw a rectangle slightly smaller than your child’s photo and cut it out. Cutting this inner rectangle is easiest if you use an X-acto knife.
  3. Decorate: Now have your child paint the front of the frame, and decorate with glitter glue and sequins or craft gems or other items that you can find at home.
  4. Make the back of the frame: To do this, cut another piece of cardboard a bit smaller than the decorated front of the frame. Glue it to the back of the front of the frame but leave one end open to slide your photo in and out.
  5. Add a photo: When the paint and glue are dry, pop a photo into the frame.

Let your kids get as creative as they want decorating their frames.

Walk the Line

Practice balancing while also developing eye/foot coordination

Materials

  • Large space
  • painters’ tape
  • object to push

Instructions

  1. Walking the lines heel to toe
  2. Jump the lines different ways and twist the body to move around the lines such as Jumping, Pushing, Pulling, Catching, Rolling and Bouncing to name a few are all common ways to do this
  3. Roll the ball or small container or cans over the lines

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