Welcome to day two of our week long series dedicated to the lovely, playful and sometimes willful stage of childhood that is toddlerhood. Yesterday we looked at sensory play and today we’re got some of our favourite ideas for arts and crafts. They’re ideas which are just right for two- and three-year olds (but also great for bigger kids too!)
Activities for toddlers: art
Art ideas for toddlers are very much part of sensory play. It’s a great stage to introduce different materials such as paint, glue and crayons. Art at this age (and in my opinion at any age!) is all about enjoying the process. We’re not so concerned about the end result – although toddlers can be very proud of their art work and it’s lovely to set up an art gallery on the fridge or wall to show off their work. Let them enjoy the doing – the touching, feeling, swirling and swooshing!
Activities for toddlers: simple crafts
Here are some simple craft ideas you can try with your toddlers. They all make use of junk or recycled materials and they’re easy to make. They’re fun things you can try with your child that give you a toy or a puppet to play with for even more fun once you’ve finished making.
More activities for toddlers
Zero to Two: The Book of Play is full of fun activities for babies and toddlers. Download you copy here!