Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas Hunt: Toddler Matching Activity

Need something quick and easy for your toddler to do? Try this Christmas Hunt Matching activity!

Some days with toddlers are just plain long! One of the quickest ways to turn around a bad day (or help a long one move a little faster) is to go on a hunt.

Hunts are perfect for toddlers. They help kids get moving, using their brains, and learning new words too.

How can you make a hunt even more awesome? Make it Christmas themed! Anything with a Christmas theme just takes things up a notch. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

How to Entertain a Toddler

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Little Tikes and I am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions on the best ways to entertain an active toddler are mine.

How do you entertain an active toddler?

Toddlers are full of energy and curiosity. I am always trying to find ways to channel my toddler’s energy for good instead of destruction. 

Today we’ve partnered with Little Tikes to share some tips and strategies to help you. 

To keep a toddler busy, at minimum you need to have the following three things:
  • Open-ended toys that foster creativity and imagination.
  • Simple sensory activities.
  • Opportunities to move in big and little ways.

Keep reading as we dive more into these three things in a bit and explain why they are critical for busy toddlers. 

Christmas Sink or Float: Toddler Science

Want to try an easy to set up toddler science activity? 

This Sink or Float science activity is popular year round with any materials you have on hand, but today we're giving it a Christmas twist! I always love a good theme. 

If you have a container, water, and a few Christmasy objects, you can do this Christmas Sink or Float activity right now with your toddler. This activity is always guaranteed to give me at least 15 minutes of peace (often more). 

Note: Make sure you are always supervising kids around water.

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