Sensory Activities Just for your Toddler

baby clothing, activities, toddler, toys for babyWe consider a toddler to be roughly of the age of 1 to 3. When they start moving [walking] until they’re able to learn and apply what they’ve learned to other situations.  Let your toddler explore a material with their fingers, nose, mouth… How does it feel? What does it taste like? These are wonderful ways to learn and very hands on.  Tips I have for doing activities with toddlers are just a few:

  • Allow your toddler to explore whatever it is that you give them.
  • Don’t do an activity with an intentional plan, it never works out with this age range.
  • Expect a toddler to be interested, leave it out for them to come back to later, or even the next day.
  • Plan for them to put it in their mouth if you have a mouther.

Sensory Activities Just for your Toddler

Click on the links below for detailed instructions, materials, pictures and comments. Have fun!

  1. Soapy jars, fun to shake up and watch settle!
  2. This is a blast! And a way to get the kids to clean, with dish soap foam.
  3. Cook up some spaghetti [or even better, use leftovers], add some color to it to make spaghetti potion.
  4. slimy gel bag is a squishy sensory delight for toddlers!
  5. Just flour. Let your toddler explore flour freely.
  6. Add water to the flour and put in a baggy for some flour & water piping.
  7. Explore ice cubes!
  8. Jello! A sensory activity from Learning 4 Kids.
  9. Playing with and exploring pasta, from Teach Preschool.
  10. Oooo. Add water to paper, idea from Tinkerlab.
  11. Bubbles! Simple sensory activity at MamaSmiles.

Source: Hands on as We Grow

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