In need of activites!!!

Cynthia - posted on 01/24/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I'm a stay at home mom and I live in a state where during winter it snows. I also don't have my own car and I do not know how to take the bus. Is there any indoor activities that I can do with a 1 year old? Cuz all we seem to do is play dress up or hide n seek for 15 minutes and the rest of the day she is watching sprout. She is very smart for her age and I just want to do more activities with her.

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Katherine - posted on 01/29/2011

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edible peanut butter play dough, bring some snow in and put in a container for her play with, paper and markers ( my kids preferred makers over crayons at this age because they are more vibrant) hand games, whack a mole- the game, blocks, dolls, puppets.

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Kylie - posted on 01/25/2011

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baking cakes, gloop, art activites ie colouring, sticking, painting, place loads of paper over floor and do foot prints, water play... using cups, bottles etc... making music with pots and pans, spoons!!!! use ur amagination and you can do anything!!!!!!!!!!! =) HAVE FUN =)

Amy - posted on 01/25/2011

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stack blocks, play dolls, dance to radio, playdough [for some. some will eat it. lol. just have to watch.] coloring. blow up some balloons and play ball - if you hit each other in the head you won't get hurt and are unlikely to break anything either.

Rebecca - posted on 01/25/2011

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she loves music, too..so even something simple like turning on your favorite radio station and teaching her how to dance is fun. my daughter's been dancing since she was old enough to sit on her own.. then you can dance with her..

Rebecca - posted on 01/25/2011

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Oh I know exacccctlyyyyy what you're going through. No car..winter..well..I don't have a bus stop near my house..but I would rather much not call a cab either.......

My daughter..Loves..Loves..loves... stacking stuff. we got her wooden blocks..and these foam puzzle pieces.. we'll take the pieces and make them into a cube and she'll punch out the letters/numbers and want you to make another one. Also..we take the foamie puzzle pieces and spread them all out without any of the numbers/letters and hand her one at a time and say "where's this one go??" and she finds where it goes..pushes it in and says "Alright!!" and hand her another one. We are teaching her body parts right now also..so we sit infront of a mirror.. and i point and she tells me what it is..then she turns to me and points and i tell her what they are... so far we've got ears, eyes, nose, toes, hand, arms, and butt.

LovinLifeAsMommynWife - posted on 01/24/2011

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My kids like playing in tents/playhouse. You can check online what crafts would be appropriate for her age. You may even enjoy Mommy and Me Yoga. I really enjoyed that with my Son when he was younger.

Hope this helps a bit!

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Mallory - posted on 01/24/2011

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It's also good to get your child involved in what you do around the house. Have your little girl help you with housework. Make it a game and she will love it. Carrying laundry and picking up toys can be turned into nice games of speed. I do agree with the other moms saying to use building blocks. My little boy loves those. On cold days, you could have "a day at the beach" where you get in swimsuits and splash around in the bathtub, with toys and beach towels. You could also have dance contests, too. I'm a stay-at-home mom who has a car but hates going places, so I've gotten creative at keeping my guy occupied.

Theresa - posted on 01/24/2011

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Renee had good ideas, I would also add coloring and finger painting. Makes nice fridge coverings too. :) My 2 year old and 10 month old both love tents too. Build a little fort/tent in the living room and play in it. Also get some play food and make meals with them. My daughter loves to make soup with all her play food in my crock pot.

Renee - posted on 01/24/2011

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Building blocks, coloring or other art type projects, magna doodle, play dough, balls- try to have them throw it in a bucket, bag, box etc. simple puzzles, read books,
I have a 2 1/2 yr old and a 10 mos old and I also live in a state that is very cold and snowy in the winter. My 2 year old likes to go out and make "trails" in the snow: shovel. I normally take him out when my 10mos old is napping. Lately it's been too cold for them to go outside so we have been playing with a lot of toys inside.

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