Free Toddler Games #33-39
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TODDLER GAMES: #33-39
| Serves: ages 1-3
|| # Servings: 2
|| Prep: 0 mins|
- Each of these fun activities for toddlers will list objects, if any, that are needed.
The Chase Is On
Catch the Light
Let's Make Some Noise!
Toddlers Activities #33
The Chase Is On
- Get down on the floor with your toddler.
- Crawl ahead of him and tell him to come and get you.
- Act like you’re going fast, but always let him catch you.
- Then give him a chance to have you chase him.
- Try chasing with different types of movements like running, walking, jumping, and marching.
- Set up some obstacles to go under, over, or around while chasing.
Toddlers Activities #34
Catch the Light
- Darken a room and move a flashlight around so the light moves along the floor.
- Freeze the light on a spot and have the child run and stomp on it.
- Move it to another spot and let him do it again.
- Move the light around the floor and let him run and follow its pattern.
- Move the light around the floor and tell child to try and catch the spot.
- Shine the light on a spot on the wall and have him run touch the spot.
- Shine it on an object and have him grab the object and bring it back to you.
- Shine the light on an object and have him name the object.
- Give him a turn to shine the light.
Toddlers Activities #35
Let’s Make Some Noise!
- Get out a variety of pots, pans, and other containers the child can beat on with wooden spoons and other types of sticks.
- Make shakers by filling small containers with items like rice, beans, beads, buttons, and rocks.
- Find whistles and other items you can blow.
- Put on some music or sing a song and play along to the rhythm.
Toddlers Activities #36
- Go outside on a sunny day and look at your shadow.
- Make yourself big like a monster and pretend to chase your toddler.
- Tell your toddler to try to step on your shadow. You try to step on hers.
- Make your shadow big and little, tall and short, wide and skinny.
- Watch your shadow run and jump and twirl.
- Watch your shadow as you run around waving streamers.
- Look for shadows made by other objects and make it a game to run step on those shadows.
Toddlers Activities #37
- Everyone loves bubbles, and there are so many fun games you can play with them.
- Blow a bunch of bubbles and have your toddler run through them, trying to touch as many as possible.
- See if he can poke them with one finger, or pop them between his hands by clapping.
- Look up and let a bubble touch your face.
- Let a bubble land on different parts of your body like on your foot or elbow or head.
- Twirl around with your arms arms outstretched while standing in the middle of a bunch of bubbles.
- Try to catch a bubble in one hand or with both hands.
- Kick the bubbles.
- Give the child a wooden spoon, plastic bat, or foam paddle and let him hit the bubbles.
- Blow bubbles at him and have him to try to keep from letting the bubbles hit him.
- Keep a bubble up in the air by blowing underneath it.
- Have a bubble race by blowing a bubble out in front of you while you run behind it.
Toddlers Activities #38
- Giving your toddler opportunities to experiment with different ways to move her hands and fingers is great for her fine motor development.
- Make sure you do each movement with both the right and left hands.
- Wiggle your fingers like rain is falling.
- Hold your fingers in circles and put them over your eyes like you’re looking through a pair of binoculars.
- Hold an index finger up on each hand and place them on your head like bunny ears and hop around like a bunny.
- Hold up all 5 fingers on each hand and hold your hands on the sides of your head like moose antlers.
- Make a fist with your hands and pound them.
- Clap your hands together and clap your hands on different body parts like your knees, shoulders, legs, feet, and head.
- Grab each other’s nose using your thumb and index finger.
- Trace lines and shapes with your fingers.
- Pretend your finger is a crayon or paintbrush and pretend to color or paint an object.
- Give each other the "thumbs up" signal and wiggle your thumbs at each other.
- Poke each other with your index finger.
- Wiggle all 10 of your fingers and then use them to tickle each other.
- Let toddler untie your shoes.
- Play tug-of-war with a little rope or blanket or scarf.
Toddlers Activities #39
- There are a variety of ways to play "peek-a-boo" with your toddler.
- Cover him with a blanket and pretend to look for him. Then quickly pull it off and say, "peek-a-boo."
- Put the blanket over you and let your toddler pull it off.
- With your toddler on the bed, crouch down on the floor beside the bed and then slowly come into view.
- Peek around pieces of furniture or large stuffed animals.
- Peek around a door or curtain.
- Peek around your hands or place your child’s hands over his eyes.
- Peek around a mirror.
Secrets for a Great Dish:
- Every toddler may not be able to do all of these activities. Make sure to help out whenever necessary to make sure your little one experiences success.
- Take your time with each activity. Don't rush.
- Provide plenty of praise when your toddler is successful.
- Let your imagination go. The more you are able to pretend and act silly, the more fun you will both have.
For a Twist:
- Use your imagination to modify games using different objects.
- Include more people in the activities.
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