Toddler Activities and Crafts

Mirror Image Activity

  • Have your child stand facing another person, as if they were looking in the mirror.
  • Choose which person will be the leader and which one will be the follower.  As the leader moves the follower imitates the movement.
  • Make sure to switch roles, so that both children can be the leader and the follower.

Crown thee King or Queen:

  • Cut construction paper to make a crown.
  • Cover with aluminum foil
  • Decorate with different sequins, glitter, buttons.
  • Fasten the crown around their head.
Dance to Music:
  • Pick songs that mimic animals, act out the animals.
  • Play music with directions
  • Don’t be afraid to use props  like scarves, bean bags, sticks
Playing Restaurant:
  • Create a menu out of paper, make sure to decorate it
  • Decide what the restaurant is going to serve
  • Set the table
  • Discuss the positions in a restaurant
Go-Stop-Go:
  • Make sure the music is upbeat
  • Have your child dance or march around as the music is playing
  • Once the music stops your child needs to stop
  • To make it more challenging: when they are stopped have them stand on one leg, or touch their tummy
Me and My Shadow:
  • On a sunny day go outside and explore your shadow
  • Observe different objects shadows
  • Use sidewalk chalk to outline your child’s shadow.  Come back later and see how the shadow has changed.

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