Activities for 2 1/2 to 3 Year Olds

Toddler activities that are perfect for 2 1/2 to 3 year olds.

Please note: This is just the age that we tried these activities in our house.
These activities may be suitable for other ages. As well as not suitable for your child that is of this age. Please take into consideration the level of development that your child is at.

Check out Activities for 2-2.5 Year Olds and 3-3.5 Year Olds for more ideas!

Valentine's Day Scavenger hunt with hearts to learn to recognize numbers

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt with Numbers

This Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for hearts is one of my all-time fave activities. Maybe just because its a scavenger hunt, but I also really get into Valentine’s day crafts and activities too, so this is a great combo using them both. I shared this post first a couple years ago during the middle of […]

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Flour Play Sensory Activity for Toddlers

A wonderful go-to busy activity, not to mention sensory activity for toddlers, is to set out a tray for flour play! I set out a jelly roll pan with a layer of flour spread along the bottom. Be sure to only add as much flour as you want to clean up, because it is guaranteed […]

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A Window Fall Tree Craft for Toddlers

Of course, after George did the apple tree craft, he wants to do another one. He goes in these streaks a lot. Often its with water activities… but he does it with painting a lot too. This time its apple trees. I usually try to switch it up a little so we don’t get bored, […]

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Search for & Match Shapes to Their Outlines

I made a quick game for George to match shapes with their outlines. While George was gone with Grandpa to run an errand, I quickly searched around the house to find a few objects to trace. I used a large piece of butcher paper [but any paper, even file folders would work like Growing Play did, […]

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Monster Chocolate Sandwich Cookies! Nam Nam Nam

The boys and I made some monster sandwich cookies for a bake sale! A little fun in the kitchen! Today, we’re going to have a little fun here. I’m hosting a virtual bake sale with a team of 5 other bloggers competing [friendly!] against five other teams of bloggers with our sponsor, McCormick. Don’t worry, nothing’s […]

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Explore Textures on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

We went on a scavenger hunt as a backyard exploration. We’ve done outdoor scavenger hunts quite a bit. This time we made it a learning experience inspired by a Playful Learning eLesson [who has sponsored this post], Backyard Science, as well as a way to explore our backyard in a different way. This time we […]