It can be quite a challenge to find fun activities to keep our toddlers entertained at home.

That’s because toddlers naturally have a very short attention span so they get bored very easily.

The goal when entertaining your toddler should always be to find fun activities that mix play with learning.

I know that sounds difficult but it really isn’t.

There are so many fun learning activities for toddlers at home that help toddlers master basic concepts like colors while still having fun.

But first, you have to understand that you don’t need any fancy flashcards or materials to teach your toddler at home.

Toddlers can learn through activities that fit into their everyday life.

For example, a toddler can learn colors from the clothes they are wearing or from items lying around in the house.

In today’s post, I’m going to show you some simple yet fun learning activities for toddlers at home that your little one will love!

Let’s get started!

Learning Activities for Toddlers At Home

Learning Activities for Toddlers At Home

Here are some basic things you can teach your toddler at home:

  • Differentiating colors
  • Differentiating shapes
  • Recognizing letters
  • Recognizing numbers

Let’s take a look at each of them

Learning Activities for Toddlers At Home

1.Differentiating Colors

Ask yourself, ‘What are some fun activities that can help my toddler to differentiate colors?’

Here are some ideas you can borrow;

a) Go on a toy color scavenger hunt

The folks at Hands On As We Grow suggest going on a scavenger hunt around the house to find toys in every color of the rainbow. Find out how they did it in this tutorial.

b) Color toss activity

Minnie-Mama gives you a video tutorial for this simple yet fun activity that will help your little one learn how to differentiate colors. Find out how it’s done in this tutorial.

c) Color Mixing

Teaching 2 and 3 year olds came up with this awesome sensory paint activity for children that also helps them learn their colors. Find out how to do it HERE.

mixing colors by hand

d) Bath Paints

Laughing kids learn came up with this fun activity for bath time using just two ingredients! Find out the recipe HERE.

e) Create a color sorting bin

Learn how to create a color sorter water bin for your toddler that teaches colors in addition to strengthening fine motor skills. Get the full tutorial from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

f) Create a homemade color book

Craftulate teaches you how to create this awesome color book from leftover paint swatches, metal rings and stickers.

Homemade Colour Book from Paint Swatches

g) Color wheel hunt

Learn how to make this exciting color wheel from Toddler Approved.

Learning Activities for Toddlers At Home

h) Cotton Ball Painting

Domestic mommy hood brings us a messy yet entertaining way to learn colors with cotton balls! Get the full tutorial HERE.

cotton ball painting 1

i) DIY color matching mat

Find out how Hands on as we grow uses this DIY color matching mat to help toddlers learn about colors in a fun and entertaining way.

Practice matching and fine motor skills with a color matching mat for toddlers

2. Differentiating Shapes

Here’s how you can help your toddler differentiate shapes

a) Sort blocks by shape

As your toddler is playing with his blocks, let him sort out blocks with the same shape. By doing this, he’ll be able to differentiate between similar shapes and different shapes. Get the full tutorial from Hands on as we grow.

b) Velcro stick shapes

For the love of learning gives us a clever way to help a toddler learn about shapes using velcro sticks. Check out the complete tutorial.

c) Using paper tubes

Teaching 2 and 3-year-olds shows you how you can teach your toddler about circles using paper tubes.

3. Recognizing Letters & Numbers

Here’s how you can help your toddler recognize letters and numbers

a) Make an alphabet train

Thriving home blog gives you a creative learning game that will help you teach the alphabet to your toddler.

b) Match numbers using stickers

Learning 4 kids gives you a fun way to teach maths to your toddler. Find out how they do it HERE.

Number activities for toddlers

c) Using foam letters

Teaching 2 and 3 year olds has found creative ways to expose toddlers and preschoolers to the alphabet using foam letters. Find out how they’re doing it HERE!

d) Alphabet sensory play

Find out how the folks at Teaching 2 and 3 year olds are using alphabets creatively to help toddlers learn.

preschool alphabet sensory play

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