Monday, March 11, 2013

Many Busy Activities For Toddlers - Simple & Inexpensive

Today I am sharing an assortment of ideas to keep little ones engaged and entertained for hardly any cost at all. Here are some of my go-to activities that I use with my toddler:

Create patterns with an ice cube tray and pom poms
DIY sticker book with cardboard

I-spy flash card game ($1 pack at Michaels craft store)
I-spy animal recognition game using pictures from Baby Einstein book
Learning colors with play-dough balls

Learning shapes with play-dough
Painting with water
Pom Pom push through bucket holes
Toddler speech game - Have child choose an item from the bag and name each item
Sticky ball counting - Toss balls onto glass door and count (Sticky items were purchased at Michaels for $1 each)
These activities have been so helpful with keeping my son busy at home on days the weather was terrible or when I wasn't feeling well. These ideas are a nice break from watching television or movies. We often just put on some music and play!


  1. Great ideas to keep busy! Especially during this awful, dreary winter weather.

  2. These are great ideas! I know my little ones would enjoy these...we've done a few, but I was drawn to the one with the basket. My toddler and pre-schooler would LOVE that :) I would like to invite you to join us at our linky party, Share It Saturday. We have a bunch of fun, creative ideas linked up each week, and your post would fit right in! We truly enjoy perusing the links and meeting new bloggers :)

    I hope to see you at Share It Saturday!
    Colleen at

  3. I cannot wait to try out that pompom push through game with a basket. I just know my toddler will love it. These are all great ideas and I'll definitely be trying a few of them. Thanks!