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
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
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
b) Color toss activity
c) Color Mixing
d) Bath Paints
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.
g) Color wheel hunt
Learn how to make this exciting color wheel from Toddler Approved.
h) Cotton Ball Painting
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.
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
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
c) Using foam letters
d) Alphabet sensory play
Find out how the folks at Teaching 2 and 3 year olds are using alphabets creatively to help toddlers learn.