Last year I shared with you my list of fun activities for one year olds, a list of all the cool stuff my daughter had enjoyed doing when she was one. Somehow another year has passed already so now it’s time to share with you my list of fun activities for two year olds!
Two is a fun age (apart from the terrible two bits!) when there’s loads of exploring and learning about the world. Sensory play has continued to be really popular here but crafting has also got more popular as well as lots of fun stuff outdoors! Hopefully you’ll find something fun to do with your kids here that you’ll love as much as they do!
Want to make sure you remember all these fun ideas? Make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you can refer to it again and again throughout the year! Want even more ideas? Throughout the year I share themed ideas for preschoolers and toddlers so just pop one of those words into the search bar and you’ll see all of our latest inspiration – be it for summer, Halloween or Christmas! I’ve also rounded up all the activities I’ve done with my daughter each year so if you check the links at the end you’ll find our lists for activities for one, three and four year olds too – many of which I’m certain your two year old will love too!
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Fun activities for two year olds
Make a Paw Patrol sensory tub
Try painting on a different kind of surface with these CD spiders
Splash in a paddling pool
This frozen flower sensory play is super pretty as well as fun to play with, there’s a little video below to show you how to make it too
Make toddler friendly lanterns, perfect for Christmas or Diwali
Squelch some kinetic sand
Make and play with some gingerbread playdough – make sure you grab lots of cookie cutters to play with
Do some building with playmags -my daughter has been totally obsessed with these!
Make an ocean themed sensory bin
Throw stones in the sea
Make and paint paper plate snowflakes
Make some potato prints
Build a den and hold a tea party in there
Play musical statues
Make paper plate umbrellas – perfect for rainy days!
Go on a bug hunt around your garden
Raid the kitchen cupboards to make these potato masher rainbows
Go to your local park and feed the ducks
Save your bubble wrap and make these fun hydrangeas
Decorate biscuits – my daughter loved making these ones with chocolate and butterflies
Play with stickers
Make some foam for a bit of sensory play fun
Go and jump in puddles
Get out the cotton buds for this ladybird craft that’s great for fine motor skills
Get some water on a paintbrush and paint your fence
Make paper plate parrots
Bring the outdoors indoors with this flower garden sticky wall
Play with some goop – we love adding flowers to ours
Make some flower play dough
Learn about minibeasts while you make these dragonfly suncatchers
Try painting with a difference and make some frozen paints
Make bubble wrap aliens
This sun craft is great for fine motor skills too
This butterfly craft is super pretty!
Do some basic numeracy with these pretty butterfly stones
Practice writing skills by making a writing tray – no pencil needed!