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How to ENTERTAIN a Toddler

Things to make for kids, games to play with them, and places to take them. (Most of these activities require some adult assembly or supervision. Check out my Crafty Kid board for crafts kids can do on their own.)

coloring box

Berry Sweet Baby: Box + Crayons = Zen Activity for Two Year Old
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Splatter paint...drop food coloring on paper and observe the rain's effect

Little Page Turners: Rainy Day

chalkboard blocks

DIY Chalkboard City Blocks | Hellobee

ice blocks

Building The Inukshuk In The Ice...

Spend a day at the Minnesota Zoo!

Rust & Sunshine: Local Attractions: Minnesota Zoo

it's glow paint splattered inside mason jars apparently.

How to: Make Glowing Firefly Jars » Curbly | DIY Design Community

DIY how to make cool cardboard toys for kids - mailbox, guitar, boat, oven, puppet theater, castle, playhouse,etc #cardboard #kids

ikat bag: What's In A Box?

Turn an old map into magnets

  • Clare Seaton

    no way, i just did this with a printed world map and some old business magnets. Cut it up and made a puzzle for my daughter! cool. oh, Internet, you think of everything.

  • Adrianna Call

    Thanks! Love it for my kiddos!

  • Tenille Norton

    LOVE this idea!!!

  • Tracey Ward

    love this idea, and doable. from old books of the kids, activity atlas, or state books. sweet.

busy bag alpha. laminate and dry erase marker or crayon.

Busy Bag Idea: Alphabet Tracing Sheets
  • Chele Beck

    Used to do this with my students when I taught preschool!

Shaving Cream Bath Paints

Our Montessori Story: Shaving Cream Bath Paints
  • Areshea G

    Makes bath time fun

  • Rachele Meloche

    if you add equal parts Elmer glue to this recipe, it makes an AWESOME puffy paint.

  • Lisa Carruthers MacCallum

    Does this completely wash out of the tub? Does it ever stain?

  • Heather Caldwell

    Lisa - personally it stained my grout just a bit but otherwise it cleaned up just fine! Others that have commented said that it didn't stain anything at all. :)

  • Patricia Fekete

    These are great...used to make them for my kids...looking forward to making them for grandson.

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baking soda and vinegar

sidewalk paint

a pretty cool life.: Since the pool is closed...
  • Jess Colabuno

    this is always fun, we are all about being messy. This summer my lil ones discover paint brushes and water can turn regular side walk chalk into paint as well