Toddlers need a lot of attention and entertainment because they are an active bunch.
Keeping up with toddlers is not easy, especially now that we’re stuck indoors with them all day long.
As much as we love our little ones, it is challenging to constantly come up with interesting and fun activities to engage them all day.
In this post, we’ll find out how to entertain your toddler so they don’t become a handful.
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How To Entertain Your Toddler All Day (21 Fun Activities)
1. Play with toys
It’s no secret that toddlers love toys. If you have some old toys that haven’t been used in a while, bring them out. Your little one will have fun reacquainting himself with his old toys.
2. Create with playdough
This is a messy activity but it’s definitely worth it because your toddler will love it. Give your toddler shaped biscuit cutters to cut and smoosh the Playdough and let him have fun with it.
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4. Take them for a walk around the house
The best way to expel your toddler’s excess energy is to get their little legs moving- you don’t even have to go outside to do this. Take a walk around the house multiple times until you’re both tired.
5. Tickle them
When your toddler is grumpy, cheer them up by having a little tickle party. This will have them happy and giggling in no time.
6. Play a sorting game
If you have colored sweets in the house, use them to play a sorting game where your toddler separates them into different bowls based on their color. This will also help your toddler learn his colors.
7. Have a tea party
There’s no better way to spend time with your toddler than joining her and her dolls for a tea party.
8. Make a puppet
Create a paper puppet with your toddler and even include buttons for eyes. After you’re done making them, put on a puppet show for the whole family.
9. Take funny pictures
Let your toddler make funny faces and take pictures so you can make an album.
10. Play hunt the teddy
Hide your toddler’s teddy around the house and let him search for it. This simple game will keep your little one occupied and entertained for a while.
11. Play dress-up
This is very simple. Let your toddler dress up in old hats, scarves, shoes, dresses, shirts and create a runway to showcase the ‘designs’.
12. Read a book
If there’s a specific book your child loves, read it to him no matter how many times it takes. Sometimes, you’ll have to read it as many as ten times but as long as your little one is enjoying it, it’s worth it. To make reading more interesting, try acting out what you’re reading.
13. Play follow the leader
Do some moves and let your toddler copy every move you make. To make it more engaging, incorporate some physical activities such as hopping and jumping.
14. Let your child help with the chores
In most cases, toddlers find ordinary chores like doing the laundry to be very interesting. Try to involve your toddler in the chores you’re doing but make sure to explain how you want things done.
15. Do some artwork
Arts and crafts are always a great way to keep your toddler occupied and entertained for a long time. There are so many crafts you can make with your toddler at home.
16. Bake a cake
Your toddler will enjoy helping you make a cake. To make him feel that he’s helped, give him some tasks like stirring the mixture. This activity will most likely end up in a messy kitchen but it’s worth it.
17. Sing songs
Try singing some classic songs like “The Eensy Weensy Spider” and “This Little Piggy.”
18. Chase them
Chase your little one around the house and move from room to room until you’re both tired.
19. Have a dance party
Turn on some music, dim the lights and let your tot show you his dance moves. Chances are that after this, your little one will be so tuckered out that they’ll go straight to bed.
20. Let them watch their favorite TV shows
Are there any shows that your little one simply cannot live without? Create a daily routine that incorporates time for watching their favorite shows.
21. Let them play on you
All you have to do is lay on the floor and let the kiddos play on you. This is a great parenting tactic for when you’re tired and you don’t have the energy to keep up with your toddler.
How To Entertain Your Toddler: Bottom Line
I hope that this article gave you some helpful ideas on how to entertain your toddler at home. However, you could always be innovative and come up with a few extra ideas of your own.
What methods are you using to entertain your toddler at home? Let us know in the comments below.