It’s Playtime! Activities for My Toddler

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It's Playtime at hands on : as we grow

This year is the year for George.
Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.

He’s 16 months right now.
So he still can’t do a lot of the activities that Henry and I get into.

We have a lot of time to ourselves, just the two of us.
Some nice Mommy and Me time.

But we rarely set out to do something.
We just play.

I want to start getting him involved.
Be hands on with him.

I found a few activities from last week’s It’s Playtime to get me started.
[I also have a few bookmarked on my Toddler Activities Board on Pinterest for more inspiration.]

[Dirt and Boogers: Jars and Small Objects]

This is a no brainer! 

I thought DUH! When I saw this post from Dirt and Boogers!
George had a hay day with our baby food jars just screwing the lids on and off!
The fun pom poms and marbles would add a great twist to that!
[He loves his pom poms!]
[Above, from left to right:]
  • What toddler doesn’t constantly get in the bathroom and unroll the toilet paper? Play Create Explore makes it a fun afternoon with a roll of toilet paper. 
  • George would get a kick out of watching anything roll through a tube! Big D and Me made it huge though! Take a look at their fun with tubes!
  • Enjoying the Journey made a very simple edible finger paint with sweetened condensed milk and food coloring! Easy Peasy! And no worries of George putting it in his mouth!
  • A little bit more fine motor practice from Creative with Kids… insert the toothpick fine motor activity! [I knew you didn’t get enough of them yesterday with the 30 fine motor activities!]
High Five to these play friends!
[Go leave them a playful comment!]
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jamie @ hands on : as we grow
Henry is 3 years. George is 1 year.
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