Toddler Activities Week of 2009-11-08

November 8th, 2009 by Dionna | 2 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Children, Eclectic Learning, Learning Activity Series, Preschoolers, Toddlers

I cannot count the number of times I have searched the Internet for something interesting, fun, and/or educational to do with Kieran. In an effort to help other parents find activities to do with their own toddlers, I am going to share our weekly “schedule” with you every Sunday. I try to have at least one semi-structured activity for Kieran each weekday; most require minimal materials and planning.

I welcome your feedback and ideas, and I hope that these activities will give you ideas for things to do with your own children.

We are having some unseasonably warm weather here in the Midwest, so our weekly activities are all outside. Here is our schedule for this week:

Monday: window washing – get a bucket of water and some sponges; have your child help you wash a few windows and doors outside. Use a stepladder if necessary, but be sure to supervise closely.

Tuesday: nature walk and sorting – take a walk with a basket and pick up anything interesting you find on the way (rocks, flowers, nuts, etc.). When you get home, sort everything out with your toddler on a table and discuss what you found.

Wednesday: play red light, green light – if the words “red light” “green light” are too complicated, just play this simple game using the words “go” and “stop.” If your toddler is developmentally ready, take turns!

Thursday: sketch with sidewalk chalk – head outside to do some drawing. Sketch outlines of your toddler, her toys, you, random things laying around your house, etc.

Friday: play kickball! There is no need to run bases or keep score, just kick a ball back and forth with your toddler.

Have a great week!

2 Responses to:
"Toddler Activities Week of 2009-11-08"

  1. Deb

    Something I used to do with when my kids were toddlers was similar to this. Instead of a basket, I would put a bracelet of duct tape on each wrist, sticky side out. As we walked, when they saw a pretty leaf or flower or feather, anything lightweight, they could stick it onto the bracelet. Sometimes I would have a scavenger list for our walk, though it wouldn’t be items to collect. The list might say Find something red, Find something that is bumpy, Find something living, etc.

    I always teach the preschool kids at our homeschooling co-op, so I love reading about toddler activities.

  2. Dionna   CodeNameMama

    Deb – those are such good ideas! I am adding them to my master list :)

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