Last week my smallest one was ill which wasn’t loads of fun. After the inital bit of being ill though there’s always that bit in day two or three when they are too ill to go out, not quite well enough to run around in the garden but still in need of doing something. We love sharing activities for toddlers and I did this simple activity for her because it was easy to set up and put away so she could go back and forward to it when she felt like it. It’s something that’s great for fine motor skills too and I was pretty suprised by what she was actually able to achieve.
So as regular readers will know I’m on a bit of a quest at the moment to find some activities for toddlers to do with my one year old. She’s suddenly at that age where she wants to do ‘stuff’ but neither of us are quite sure what that ‘stuff’ is yet! Because toddlers are notorious for having short attention spans I like to use cheap or recycled materials where I can, bottle top crafts are perfect for this as it means I get an extra use out of all the bottles of milk she goes through! These DIY stamps are super simple to make and are a great way to help with fine motor skills too.
Lately I’ve been wondering what to do in the mornings with my one year old while her brother is at playgroup. She’s dropped her nap and suddenly I’m back in the stage where I’m in desperate need of some activities for toddlers! I can’t sit around the whole time playing with toys so I thought it would be fun to do some kind of craft. Obviously at one it’s all about the experience rather than the finished product but I wanted it to look like ‘something’ if you know what I mean! Sea crafts for kids are perfect for stuff like this as there is no right place to put things and everything is the right way up underwater. This ocean themed toddler art kept her entertained for ages and it kept me busy too!
I saw this website mentioned a little while ago by someone and thought I’d give it a go for Jacob. We live in Essex, my mum and sister live in Peterborough and my dad lives in Kent. Not the other end of the planet but still not quite close enough that you can pop in for a cup of tea without doing a weeks wages on petrol. These pictures seemed the perfect way to do encourage a bit of creativity while helping to remind Jacob about all his family members and we did some of a recent holiday too – good times! …