Wednesday, June 13, 2012

101 Fun Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you're looking for something fun to keep your toddler or preschooler busy this summer, here are 101 fun ideas to get you started!


  1. Color with Wet Chalk on the Sidewalk
  2. Blow Bubbles
  3. Play Hide and Seek (or if You Have Several Children, Play Sardines)
  4. Make a Dog House out of a Box
  5. Play the "Hot/Cold" Game
  6. Have an Easter Egg Hunt- Anytime of the Year!
  7. Help Them Make a Letter/Picture to Mail to One of Their Friends
  8. Build a Tower Out of Blocks Taller than the Sofa!
  9. Have a Picnic in the Living Room
  10. Make Cut-Out Cookies
  11. Take a Walk Somewhere New
  12. Make Sock Puppets
  13. Create Your Own Movie
  14. Plant Some Flowers or Vegetables From Seeds
  15. Lie Down on a Blanket Outside and Name the Animals You See in the Clouds
  16. Have an Indoor Pretend Campfire
  17. Make Popcorn on the Stove
  18. Have a PJ Party
  19. Play Restaurant
  20. Gaze at the Stars through a Telescope
  21. Go for a Nature Walk
  22. Record Yourselves Telling a Story onto Cassette Tape
  23. Have a Scavenger Hunt
  24. Play in a Little Kiddie Pool Together
  25. Make Edible Play dough
  26. Make Collage Place Mats
  27. Finger Paint with Chocolate Pudding 
  28. Have a Popcorn Movie Night
  29. Write a Story Together
  30. Play Dress-Up Together
  31. Bake Cookies and Deliver them to Neighbors
  32. Act Out a Bible Story
  33. Play on a Playground- TOGETHER!
  34. Set up a Pretend Hospital
  35. Count Your Blessings- Seriously, Make a List and Count them.
  36. Exercise and Stretch Together
  37. Have a Bike Wash
  38. Go Pebble Hunting
  39. Make Ocean Bottles
  40. Have a Color Theme Day
  41. Teach Your Children a Game They've Never Played Before
  42. Look at Old Family Photos Together
  43. Take a Nap Together
  44. Make a Fruit-Loop Necklace
  45. Create Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
  46. Use Hand Prints to Make Seasonal Pictures to Hang on the Wall
  47. Camp-Out in the Living Room
  48. Color Pictures to Send to Family Members that Live Far Away
  49. Have a Reading Day- Check Out a Ton of Books from the Library, and Then Spend all Afternoon Reading
  50. Make Play Clay
  51. Create Treasure Boxes
  52. Have a Tea Party
  53. Set Up an Obstacle Course
  54. Make Boo-Boo Bunnies
  55. Decorate Your Bikes and Have a Little Parade
  56. Play with Shaving Cream
  57. Open a Doll Spa
  58. Do Somersaults Together
  59. Have a Pots and Pans Musical Band
  60. Play “Rock, Paper, Scissors”
  61. Visit a Petting Zoo
  62. Make Pet Rocks
  63. Decorate Pillowcases
  64. Build a Fort Out of Blankets
  65. Make a “Me and You” Book
  66. Play Volleyball Using a Balloon
  67. Create an Alphabet Book
  68. Use a Laundry Basket to Throw Stuffed Animals into
  69. Attend Free Activities at Your Local Library
  70. Make a Bird Feeder
  71. Go Berry Picking
  72. Play Red Light/Green Light
  73. Create Magnets for the Fridge
  74. Experiment with Color Mixing Using Frosting and Graham Crackers
  75. Make Color Bags
  76. Play Indoor Basketball Using a Laundry Basket and Stuffed Animals
  77. Plant a Garden
  78. Cook Breakfast for Dinner
  79. Create a Mini-Salon and Give Each Other Funny Hair-Dos
  80. Have a Hawaiian Theme Day
  81. Dance With a Scarf
  82. Go Indoor Fishing
  83. Play Freeze Tag
  84. Make White Mud
  85. Camp Out in the Living Room
  86. Go Bug Hunting in the Backyard
  87. Build a Sand Castle
  88. Make Treasure Bottles
  89. Decorate Cupcakes
  90. Make Placemats out of Greeting Cards
  91. Have a Stuffed Animal Party
  92. Send a Message in a Bottle to a Friend 
  93. Decorate a Card for a Family Member
  94. Learn About a Different Country
  95. Play “Go-Fish”
  96. Make Yogurt Popsicles
  97. Create a Lift-the-Flap Picture
  98. Tie-Dye T-Shirts
  99. Visit Your Local Fire Station
  100. Go on a Colors and Shapes Hunt
  101. Have a Backwards Day

1 comment:

  1. You've got an outline for a book here! I think it would be very marketable.


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