Here are some of my family’s favorite activities to keep the toddlers busy. They are easy to put together and inexpensive. You probably have most of the materials sitting around your house already.

8 Awesome Kids Art Projects – These were part of our summer bucket list!

PicMonkey Collage


Busy Boy Activities – Here are a handful of cool ideas especially geared for boys.

busy boy activities


Toddler Busy Bag Ideas – I make these when we welcome a new baby. They are great for independent play. DSC04013


5 Summer Activities for Toddlers – includes “invitation to play”, discovery ice cubes, snack necklaces, and more DSC04093


Coffee Filter Butterfly Magnet – A simple craft using only a handful of supplies


DIY Felt Cookies/Tea Parties – The link to the cookie pattern is contained in the post.

felt cookies

Montessori Shelf Ideas


Playdough Recipe – Note: I use gel food dye for the most vibrant colors


Quiet Book Ideas – These pages are easy to make out of inexpensive felt, embroidery floss, and leftover fabric scraps. DSC02671

Mix Science and Art – This was a really cool experimental art session with liquid watercolor paint and olive oil.

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Superhero Cape Tutorial – This is a super easy sewing project that your kiddos will love!



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