Have a "want to do everything mommy does" type of toddler? Well lets make a game/activity out of it! Bonus they get to learn great hand/eye coordination too!
Sweeping is actually a tricky thing! It actually takes practice to get dirt into the place you want it and as moms we don't really need dirt being swept around haphazardly haha. So for those little helpers, use painters tape to create a square, foam balls and a kids sized broom. Here's how the activity works...
Diggers and Dirt!
You can't have dirt without diggers! One of our most go-to activities!
Simple activity: Find a dirt/rock/sand pile, throw a digger, dump truck, shovel, etc and throw your toddler in the pile with clothes you don't mind getting dirty! We keep our "digger pants" that stay dirty in a bag for him to use each time. Otherwise, get dirty little one, explore your world, textures, create, play, imagine and practice your fine motor skills too!
Rub a Dub Dub, Paint in a Tub!
Kids love to get messy and you hate messes? This is the activity for you!
Paper taped to the bathroom walls, a bit of tempera paint in containers, paint brush and GO! Takes about two minutes to set up. (I also clean out anything in the tub I don't want painted).
Nothing Like Good Ol' DOH!
It was a tantrum filled morning and I needed an activity QUICK! Momma had a lot to do today while baby naps so nothing like good ol' DOH to entertain the preschooler!
Prepped in just 3 minutes, this DOH (yes I know, actually spelled dough) was a complete HIT! It started with a few days prior when I made home made pizza and I let Noah jump in and help to roll out the pizza dough... I instantly knew I had a hit activity!
Busy momma that needs an activity quick?! Hope you can find something here to keep your littles entertained!