I am looking for suggestions of at home activites to do indoors with my toddler.

Kristy - posted on 07/12/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I want new ideas to help me keep a sometimes bored toddler busy.

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Anna - posted on 07/13/2009

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Indoor activities- Painting/coloring/crafts, make a fort, I bought my son a little magnetic fishing set, I fill the bathroom sink and let him "fish", he thinks this great and it keeps him busy for a while and if he makes a mess, it's just water, we do a sock toss, roll up socks and put a laundry basket out and see if he can throw it in, simple and he loves it. Baking, indoor scavenger hunts, indoor picnics, play doh, building blocks, they also sell crayons that you can color on windows. Good Luck!

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Kim - posted on 07/13/2009

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There are so manythings to do with Toddlers, they are exploring so much. Coloring, painting-tempra, finger, watercolor; puzzles, playdough, any of their toys, dancing, taking walks to check things out, books, fingerplays-there are a lot of good books at the library; Storytime at a Library, banging pots and pans, playing in a sandbox or small bucket of water, chalk.

René - posted on 07/13/2009

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My sons favourite.... Marble Masterpieces. Use a cookie sheet, put a piece of paper on it. Dab paint on the paper, put some marbles on the sheet and let them roll.

User - posted on 07/13/2009

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I have let him play with a pile of cool whip on the dining room table before which he loves. You can also do shaving cream on the kitchen floor which not only entertains your toddler, but will clean you floor as well. I have yet to do this since my 2.5 year old still likes to taste stuff that resembles food. I am definitely doing the sock toss thing with him though, that is an awesome idea.
I have also filled my bathtub with bubble bath and let him play while I clean the bathroom. He has spent 30 minutes in there just playing and enjoying the water. We also enjoy coloring, reading books, singing songs, etc.

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Color, fingerpaint with pudding, build with blocks or put together a wooden train, read books, sing songs and dance together, play hide and go seek, make shaped cookies that he can help with, play with matchbox cars...

Elise - posted on 07/12/2009

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We put the Funky monkeys on and dance. the funky monkeys are great cos they have loads of actions in the songs. It works a treat for releasing some of that pent up energy. My four year old had a wonderful time "digging for dinosaurs" we put little plastic dinosaurs in a plaster of paris mix and gave him his "tools" for digging and brushing the plaster and inside he found dinosaurs! Great quiet fun. You can buy them fairly cheaply as little miniature excavations or make them your self.

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