These 14 learning activities for toddlers will hold their attention while teaching them shapes, colors, the alphabet and more! A wonderful list of toddler activities that are both fun and educational!
After the success of my 23 Indoor Toddler Led Activities without Screens (both for my family and my readers!) I wanted to put together a resource for no-screen toddler activities that were all focused on learning information or skills, in addition to being a really fun activity!
These 14 precious (and easy to put together) toddler activities will keep them busy while helping them learn motor skills, observations skills, colors, letters, and more!
Such a fun activity for boys and girls! You could use trains as well, if like me you are being overrun with Thomas the Train engines.
Easy to set up with just a few sheets of paper – this is a great indoor activity for any day!
These can be turned into necklaces for an additional layer of activity without having to get anything else out!
Love this idea! Unlike the stickers or cereal, this color sorting activity can be reused over and over again!
A great use for all those old Amazon boxes, am I right? Ha!
But seriously, this is a wonderful way to introduce little ones to the idea of puzzles without having to spend a ton. You can use any images that they would like.
Once the 2 piece puzzles are too easy for them, just cut them into additional pieces. I wouldn’t do more than 4 though, since these are relatively small.
If your kid is anything like mine they are fascinated by magnets! I blame all the Thomas the Train sets 😉
A really fun way to play in a hurry, you can just grab a bunch of random stuff and stick it in a box… then hand over a large wand magnet.
Just make sure that all items are age appropriate – nothing swallow size for the little ones! The magnet wand helps to make sure no magnets can be swallowed.
We like to play this game in the tub or sink, but it can also be done outside of course! Grab this set of all lower and upper case letters in one place!
I LOVE this learning activity for toddlers! It really helps to increase their observation skills and it’s a really low key game to put together.
Just grab a solid color cup and a few random items! Make sure they know and can say what each item is so that they game is fun instead of frustrating.
Help your little one increase their motor skills with this fun activity!
Start with large items and work your way down to (age appropriate) smaller items as their skill increases!
You may not like the idea of a box of sand in your kitchen, so for you this might be an outdoor activity. However, we just do a quick sweep afterwards and enjoy this activity inside!
Dig through the sand to find letter shapes and match them to the paper once they are found.
Place these letters around your house for your kids to run and find. A great way to wear them out for nap or bedtime!
Practice individual letters then move onto words with this easy technique!
While they use the traditional “shapes” in this tutorial (circles, stars, and so on…) you could trace any object and let the kids figure out which item matches which space.
Examples would be a key, a spoon, a toy car, and so on!
Combine the love of all things that go and learning the alphabet! Grab rocks from around your yard or the craft store for this fun activity!