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!
We are very lucky to have space built for us under the stairs (with sun cover) and with chairs so I can sit (and read my book!). Noah can easily spend hours in this very spot! Bonus that I can see him from my kitchen window too! (He's old enough to know the rules and to trust with the ledge, don't worry!) I put some music on for him and he digs! Sometimes for two hours straight! Actually more often than not its at least an hour!
Here are some of Noah's favourite digger pit toys:
-Similar Cat vehicles can be found at Toys R Us HERE.
-Shovel and Rake was a great second hand find but there are tons of kids shovels and toys found on amazon.ca.
-A sandbox with cover that looks awesome found on amazon HERE