Fall is in full swing and activities for toddlers abound this month. Here are our 31 favorites: Make Leaf Prints Paint using Leaves Visit a Pumpkin Patch Take a Hayride Paint Pumpkins Tub of Pumpkin Guts Footprint Ghosts Shoe Monsters … Continue reading
Leaves come in so many shapes and sizes! Why not capture this variety by making prints?
- Collect some fallen but not too crunchy leaves.
- Get out paint (washable tempera paint works great), sponges or sponge brushes, a heavy (12 ounces or more) can or bottle, and paper.
- Paint the bottom side of one leaf using sponges or a sponge brush.
- Flip the leaf onto the paper.
- Roll the can or bottle over the leaf to press the color onto the paper.
- Lift the leaf.
- Repeat with the same leaf or a new one.
Our toddler is entranced by music and has just started singing along with songs making singing together while doing chores, picking up toys, or driving in the car all that much more fun. Here are our Halloween favorites:
“Ghost of John”
Have you seen the Ghost of John?
All white bones with the skin all gone.
Ohhhh, Ohh, Ohh, Ohh, Ohh
Wouldn’t it be chilly with no skin on?
“Five Little Pumpkins” by: Raffi
Five little pumpkins / Sittin’ on a gate
First one said: Oh my, it’s getting late
Second one said: There are witches in the air
The third one said: But we don’t care
The fourth one said: Let’s run and run and run
The fifth one said: I’m ready for some fun
Ooh, and in went the wind and out went the light
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight
Books are a passion at our house so no season or event goes by without hours of reading. Here is a list of some of our favorite Halloween books for toddlers: It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse by: Laura Numeroff Pumpkin, Pumpkin … Continue reading
Toddlers love glue bottles and the more they can squeeze out for a project the better! This is the perfect opportunity for them to squeeze to their little heart’s content. To make glue spider webs: Tear off a sheet … Continue reading
Soccer – a game loved around the world. Why not take some time and introduce it to your toddler. Here are our tips and tricks for “football” fun: Use two fairly wide-set trees as a “goal” to make your little … Continue reading
Rubbings can be a bit tricky for toddlers and they probably won’t look like the smooth rubbings you are accustom to seeing; however, the sensory input from drawing on different surfaces helps create important neurological connections in your child’s brain. … Continue reading
Let your toddler unleash the magic of the white crayon! All you need is two pieces of paper – one white, one black -and a white crayon or two. Start by letting your toddler “draw” on the white paper. Very … Continue reading
It may not be the pumpkin patch that the Great Pumpkin visits but toddlers are sure to enjoy the variety of activities that most patches have to offer. If you look around you can occasionally still find a patch that … Continue reading
Sticky . . . Slimy . . . Gooey Guts! As much as adults are grossed out by the stuff, toddlers are fascinated by a large tub, or better yet, pumpkin full of guts. They love to explore the strings … Continue reading