Activities To Entertain Toddlers During at Ho

While we are confined to our home during the COVID-19 Stay at Home emergency orders from Miami-Dade and Coral Gables, we start to run out of ideas to distract ourselves (other than visiting the refrigerator and the pantry). I asked Miami Mom Blogger, Mei from Blame It On Mei, to share some activities she’s been doing to entertain her toddler. For more activities and parenting tips visit her blog

Inside Activities For Toddlers

Car/Doll Wash

What you’ll need

  • 2 bins/containers
  • Soap
  • Sponge or/and cleaning brush
  • Towel

How to do it

  • Fill a bin/container with soapy water
  • Fill the other container with clean water
  • Let your child gather the toys he/she wants to wash
  • Show child how to wash toys in soapy water, rinse with clean water and dry with towel

Scooping & Color Matching Activity for Toddlers

What you’ll need

  • 2 plastic bins/containers
  • Different colored pom poms, water toys, water bottle caps or any item that floats
  • Slotted spoon or/and hand-held colander
  • 2-3 colored bowls

What to do

  • Place bin/containers next to each other
  • Fill one bin/container with water
  • Place items that float in the container filled with water
  • Place the 2-3 colored bowls and colander in the empty bin/container
  • Show child how to scoop and place the items in their coordinating colored bowls

Painting with Water For Kids

What you’ll need

  • construction paper (or any colored paper)
  • brushes, cotton balls or foam brushes
  • small bowl
  • painter’s tape

What to do

  • Tape construction paper to desired surface
  • Fill bowl with water (a little goes a long way)
  • Show child how to dip brush in water and paint on paper

Non-toxic Homemade Playdoh

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 tbsp cooking vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Gel food coloring
  • Cookie cutter (or anything similar)

How to make it

  • Mix 5 drops of gel food coloring with water
    • Add vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot
    • Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well
    • Cook over low to medium heat until dough starts to form and becomes dry
    • Once it starts to form a ball, take off the heat.
    • Once cool, knead for 5 minutes

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Cardboard Box Coloring

What you’ll need

  • Large empty box
  • Colored pencils/crayons/markers

What to do

  • Place colored pencils inside box
  • Place child inside box
  • Show child he/she can color anywhere inside the box
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