Indoor activities for 2yrs.
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I agree with the coloring. My daughter thinks "coloring" with a ball point pen is the greatest treat ever. We also put on music (that I like to listen to) and dance around. Sometimes I make her "find mommy" where I just run around the next corner and she has to get me, then I tickle her. It's like a VERY basic version of hide and seek. I also put a bowl in the kitchen sink with soapy water and let her "wash" the dishes. I'll give her a whisk and a couple of other things and she plays in the water. It gets a little messy, but it's just soap and water and I can do things in the kitchen at the same time. If your little one isn't putting things in his/her mouth and you can keep an eye on them, you can let them play with some spare change and a few different containers. It makes really great sounds to drop them into a metal or plastic bowl and they love to dump them out. Playing cards can be a great source of entertainment, but they can get pretty bent up and all over the place. I sometimes pull my daughter around in the laundry basket. We attach a belt on one of the handles and I can tow her around the house like a car. We build forts using blankets and pillows around the couch. I also lay down a blanket or towel on the floor and it's like being at the beach or having a picnic. I don't know why that's so terribly entertaining, but for some reason it is.
Maggie - posted on 07/28/2009
i get my two year old to colour. we work on our colours and ABCs when we do that. we also play in my daughters play room with her blocks and fisher price farm/garage/and air port. she loves those. or we run around and play catch the little girl (i just run after her and she giggles very loudly!)
Elyssa - posted on 07/30/2009
My favorite website is www.familyfun.com, you can look for activities and crafts and fun things to do for kids of just about any age! I'm planning on starting a daycare, and I know I'm going to be getting a lot of my ideas from this website!
Lori - posted on 07/29/2009
This takes a good bit of supervision, but my daughter, who is 2.5, likes to play with macaroni. I bought some penne that is a medium size and then use a length of yarn knotted one end around a piece and then put some tape on the other end (to create a "needle and thread" with an end stop.) She likes to string the other pieces onto the yarn.
We have also "painted" on coffee filters with food coloring--tons of parent involvement in this one.
I don't know if by indoor you mean specifically things to do at home, but for outings that are indoors--we love the library. Ours has a story time that is specifically for 2-3 year olds and a fish tank and puzzles and kid sized tables and chairs. Also our art museum has a lot of kids activities that are geared toward lots of different ages and it was a lot more fun for her than I thought it would be!
Thanks for posting the question! I'm always looking for new activities to add to our routine!
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