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...
Throw the balls all around the kitchen (take a deep breath, this is fun for them and very easy to clean up. I also sweep before the activity too so he's not pushing around dirt). Give them a broom and tell them to get the balls in the square! Simple! Noah at one point dropped the broom and just used hands, and that's ok too!
You don't even need to have tiles and it doesn't even need to be a square. Create a face out of tape with a big mouth; make it imaginative and tell them "Floor Monster is hungry and needs to eat her eggs!" Or make a line out of tape and all the balls need to cross the finish line! Color the balls (another activity!) and then tell your little one which color to put in the square first (hide and seek and color identification!).
As you can see, skies the limit with this simple concept, for many hours of fun! Add in the comments ideas you and your toddlers came up with! Have fun!
Find TAPE and FOAM BALLS on amazon.ca and a BROOM at Toys R Us (Although can find one on amazon too!)