It’s a challenging time. My heart hurts knowing how COVID-19 is effecting us all. As a mom to a very active 2-year-old, I have been doing my best to keep her busy and engaged. I have found that having a set schedule and planning an activities keeps her happy — and me, somewhat sane! Today I’m sharing some indoor activities that we have been doing and you can do with your toddler!
Have an impromptu photo shoot
Madeline picked out her outfit and did ‘her makeup‘ and we both got dressed up — with no where to go — and smiled for the camera! This is an easy ‘activity’ that we both had fun with!
Make a Sensory Bin
Making a sensory bin is super easy! You start by taking a large plastic bin and filling it with rice, cereal, water, or whatever you want really, then add ‘the goods’! We like to add colorful measuring cups (I got her her very own set just for the sensory bin), funnels, and learning toys!
The past few times, I have filled the bin up with rice. She loves to put her hands through the rice. I think it reminds her of being on the beach and putting her hands in the sand! Her favorite is transferring the rice from one measuring cup to the other and watching the rice go down the funnels!
Play in the Band
We’re all about singing and dancing over here! We put on Pandora and Madeline jams out to her favorite music with her guitar, keyboard, drum-set.
Have a Spa Day
We’ve been enjoying long bubble baths (yes, I get in too!) and doing our nails! This is the first time I painted Madeline’s nails, only because I found this safe kid-friendly nail polish. She LOVED having nails to match mommy’s and felt like such a big girl.
Build, Create, Make…
Madeline loves to build towers, castles, and barns in 2-D and 3-D with her Magna-Tiles. Her Dot-Markers are a big hit for ‘dotting’ and painting… they come with a great activity book too! Of course, Play-Doh and Legos are also a bit hit over here!
If your little one is younger, make sure you check out my Must Have Items from Birth to 2-Years-Old. I hope these ideas are helpful. I’d love to hear what activities you’re doing with your toddler at home. Stay inside… stay healthy… we’ll get through this together.