I know as a Parent we can get consumed with the many things on the To-Do list. There is nothing wrong with that. We are all just trying to keep up and maintain the duties of day to day tasks.
A lot of times I have sat and pondered thru the stages of my daughter’s growth. What can I be doing with her? I knew there were things I could manage without spending a ton of money. Tasks, activities things that would stimulate her mind. Living in Washington State we get quite a few cold months. So having the idea for things to do indoors is basically vital for a Stay at home Mom. Just as much as those little stinkers lose their mind with boredom. Us parents are over here twiddling our thumbs too! Watching cartoons, and playing with dolls, and legos on a day to day can have its glory moments. But let us face it, it gets rather repetitive.
One day during a Winter month here I was on day 3 inside. Due to it being so cold out and low on spending funds. We stayed in. Let me assure you, at this point, I was running in circles with my toddler. Ha Ha.
I came to an AH HA moment and decided I would take a quick trip. I went to Pinterest! Where every Mom goes to find the solution for everything. Ha Ha!
There I found many link too many different types of activities. However, the list I am going to share with you is a list I personally like. They don’t cost a ton, they maintain good stimulation, and they were all a lot of fun for Gracie. Some allowed cognitive skills, sensory, even helped her with understanding different movements and how things worked together. I hope you enjoy and find them as helpful as I did during the Cold season. (Although not all Activities are for cold weather only)
10 Toddler Activities (All toddler Ages)
- Blow Bubbles
- Coloring with Crayons in Highchair
- Sort beans or Popcorn kernels into egg cartons
- Decorate a Cardboard Box like a Car or Princess Carriage
- Shaving cream Color Mixing
- Separate Change coins in bowls
- Make your Own Playdough
- Number writing in Salt
- Finger Painting in Highchair
- Marshmallow shooter