By Small Talk Speech Pathology

Sunday, 9 October 2011

20 Fun Toddler Activities & Games

Here are 20 fun toddler activities & games to entertain your little ones on a rainy day, student free day or weekend.  This collection of activities is not only easy to create but you can use them over and over as the kids will love them.  They also give kids the opportunity to enhance problem solving skills whilst unleashing their creativity.

Toddler activity 1: Salt play doh. 

This play doh is easy to make - and you can then bake your toddler's creations and keep them as memories forever. Try it here.

Toddler activity 2: Indoor basketball

This is a fun game for toddlers and boosts their eye/hand coordination. All you have to do is get a bin or bucket and some rolled up balls of newspaper and try and get the 'balls' in the bin.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 3: Leaping Lilly Pads

This easy activity turns your lounge room into a fun frog pond. Place cushions around the room and get your toddler to leap like a frog from one to the other.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 4: Make a foil crown

Let you toddler become a little prince or princess they are with some everyday items. Take some cardboard and tin foil and whatever else you can find to bejewel your creation. Fun to make and then fun to play with.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 5: Cardboard box car

A small cardboard box is all you need to make a fabulous car for a favourite bear or doll. Take a bigger cardboard box and turn it into a car for your toddler!  Try it here.

Toddler activity 6: Balloon bop

All you need is a couple of balloons, then get your toddler to bounce, throw, hit the balloon across the room without it hitting the ground. Fun and great for hand/eye coordination.   Try it here.

Toddler activity 7: Pillow jump

Toddlers love nothing more than jumping on pillows - so why not create a playground full of them?  Try it here.

Toddler activity 8: Treasure Hunt

Distract your child while you hide some 'treasure' around the room for your child to find. Your toddler will love the game of finding it!  Try it here.

Toddler activity 9: Table Tent

A simple table tent will have kids occupied for ages. Create your own campsite indoors and you can pretend to sleep under the stars, sing around a camp fire or just hide out in the 'tent'.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 10: Musical jars

Spark the inner musician in your toddler with by making these easy musical jars.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 11: Cotton tip painting

Pour out some paints and forget about the brushes, instead use cotton tips to create a different type of artwork. Your toddler will have great fun experimenting with art.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 12: Ringing phone

Toddlers love 'talking' on the phone, so with a few ordinary household items make one for your child.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 13: Trail's End

Take a roll of toilet paper and create a trail for your child to follow. Tie a little surprise at the end for your toddler to find.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 14: Binoculars 

Go on safari in your lounge room and create a pair of binoculars for your child. They're fun to make and then your toddler can create a whole imaginary world to use them in.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 15: Colour collage

Watch your child paste and create his own masterpiece with this fun activity. Great to boost imagination. Try it here.

Toddler activity 16: Indoor cubby house 

A few cushions and a sheet will make the perfect cubby house. A fun place to hide out in and then it can be a base for countless roleplay games, from a hospital to a school.   Try it here.

Toddler activity 17: Pretend cooking

All you need are a few bowls, wooden spoons and saucepans and get pretend cooking. Whip up a feast to whet your toddler's imaginary appetite.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 18: Rainy day box

A fresh and fun rainy activity for your toddler is to create a rainy day activity box.  Try it here.

Toddler activity 19: Butterfly paintings 

Amaze your child by teaching them to make their own beautiful butterfly! All you need is a few bits and pieces to get painting. Try it here.

Toddler activity 20: Egg carton treasure box 

This egg carton treasure box makes the hidey-hole for your toddler to store all those little treasures he loves. Try it here.

At Small Talk Speech Pathology we will definitely be making the foil crowns and playing musical jars.  Feel free to let us know about your adventures with any of the above games!
Have FUN everyone!



  1. I love this blog! It is gorgeous and has such great ideas. Well done!
    (Tom is teaching me how to "blog" - can you tell!)
    Michelle R

  2. Thanks super-mum Michelle! Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to posting up many more ideas for you to enjoy ;)
    Tom is doing a great job as you seem very blog-savvy already!