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Color matching with paint swatches - along with lots of other toddler activities - Toddler "busy bag" swap!
great toddler games paint chip #crafts
handmade toddler busy bag ideas. Color matching with paint chips and clothes pins, easy fine motor activity!
There are twenty cool, easy, portable, inexpensive ideas to do with preschoolers at this site.
Another pinner said: Really good keep busy ideas for toddlers, Ive never seen most of these. The idea with lids is so smart, a reusable manipulative that you are probably just throwing away anyway!
10 chores for toddlers
Get kids moving inside with a fun bug ( or anything really) hunt . Add in math and color recognition for some learning. Great idea!
This quiet book is one from etsy. (sixty dollars) Like the ides in them though. Fun and easy to do.
Busy bags swaps for ages 1 yr old-2nd grade
Love this idea to make color matching dolls with cups! So cute & inexpensive to make! plastic eggs & egg cups.... egg cups and playdough...... egg cartons painted inside and .....
This should be called "40 Ways to Engage a Toddler!" It was written by a homeschool mom for distracting littles while you work with big kids, but I hope to use some of these ideas with my busy little guy.
great play kitchen idea - plastic easter eggs in an egg carton. geeeeez. of course!
Toddler Busy Bag Swap- ideas for multiple busy bags. Have 10 moms make 10 of their assigned bag, then swap for 9 new pre-made busy bags! Or just make a few for yourself that you like :)
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