Many parents do not know the meaning of the toys for toddlers and kids until they are trapped inside with a bored little one. But fear nothing! These activities and these require little or no equipment and are guaranteed to make toddlers and kids happy even on a rainy day.
Magnetic Tiles and Building Blocks
Something we have been developing and very useful to toddlers and kids is that building things is very useful for all children above 3 years old. There are quite many ideas around magnetic tiles, toddlers can start their interest in learning letters shapes. Magnetic tiles, in which we own a brand called COSSY have many benefits, to name a few: 1. Magnetic tiles fall into bringing kids far from screens 2. Magnetic tiles bring in the social activities while playing with other toddlers and kids
Puppet paper bag
Your toddler will have a lot of fun with a simple paper bag, turning it into a simple puppet so toddlers can get creative with and decorate it.
It is a fun toy for toddlers and it strengthens their hand/eye coordination. All you have to do is find a bin or bucket and a few bales (or crumpled newspaper) and try to get the balls into the bin or bucket.
Jumping lily pads
This easy activity turns your living room into a fun frog pond. Place cushions on the floor of your room and tell your child to jump like a frog from one to another.
A crown of prince or princess
Transform your toddler into a little prince or princess with everyday objects. Take some cardboard and aluminum foil and everything you can find useful in your creation. Cut a wreath from the cardboard and let your child decorate it.
A small cardboard box is all you need to make a fabulous card for your favorite bear or doll. Take a cardboard box larger than the character and turn it into a car for your child! He will take advantage of this by pushing the box around the room pretending that it is a car and taking his favorite toy or stuffed animal for a walk …
More Activities and toys for toddlers
If the box is big enough, you can even find your little one inside!
All you need is one or two balloons, then let your child fly, throw it, hit it across the room without touching the ground. Fun and very good for hand/eye coordination.
Toddlers love to jump on pillows, so why not create a playground?
Entertain your child while you hide something (treasure) in the room to find. Your little one will love to search and search to find him!
A single table tent can keep young children occupied for hours. Cover a table with a large blanket and make sure it reaches the floor and surrounds all sides of the table. This will create a tent feeling for the children who can pretend to be sleeping under the stars, singing around a campfire or they can just hide there.
Stimulate the musical side of your toddler by taking out cooking utensils and pans.
Cotton swab paint
Take some paint and forget about the paintbrushes, instead use cotton swabs to create a different type of artwork. Your little one will have great fun experimenting with this technique.
Toddlers love to talk on the phone, so with an old phone or a toy they can indulge in it!
Take a roll of toilet paper and create a path/route for your child to follow. Attach a little surprise at the end of the route that your child will find!
Go on a safari in your living room and create a pair of binoculars with two rolls of toilet paper. It’s fun to do and your child can create a whole imaginary world to use them.
Collage of colors
Put a table of pieces of paper of different colors, scissors, and glue, then provide your child with a white sheet of paper so that he can make the creation of colored paper! A good activity to stimulate the imagination.
Have you thought about the boxes
A few cushions and a few boxes can make a perfect home for playing. Find a nice place to put the boxes next to each other (and even above), it may be a base for countless role-playing!
Think of yourself as a cook
All you need are a few plastic bowls, wooden spoons, and pans to pretend to cook. Cook a treat to whet your child’s imaginary appetite.
A box of rainy days
An ideal occupation for rainy days is to create a rainy day box. Put lots of little things in it with which your child does not often play: little snowmen, empty egg box, cubes, small cardboard boxes… Encourage your child to use the contents of the box as a basis for imaginative and creative play.