Posted in Activities & Enrichment, DIY, Things to Do, Toddlers

I need help filling my 1 1/2 year olds day.. Any ideas? Everything is welcome. We are crafty

We need things to do to keep his little brain and hands busy

  • Shuishuipanda
    Nov 19

    You can check out your community center to see if there are class for his age group, also the lo al libray

  • Candi
    Nov 19

    Oh I never even thought of community center. Thank you very much

  • Carrie
    Nov 19

    We go to a gym once a week and have two practice plays a week. It’s great to release some energy especially now that the weather is getting cooler outside. Also there a lot of awesome moms on Instagram you can check out. Lots of learning by play etc.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 19

    My day has been in daycare since she was 12 weeks and is a few months younger than your LO. What my daycare does is they pick a theme each month and do crafts and lessons based on the theme. So for example this month was modes of transportation and for the whole month they’ve been doing things like make a fire engine out of their footprint (make a footprint, then buy some felt pads, cut into circles and glue on the wheels under the foot, make the big and little toes into headlights, draw on a little ladder, etc...), they made a helicopter out of a handprint, etc. my friends son goes to a different daycare and they do similar monthly themes. This month at his daycare they’re talking about food so they made a plate of spaghetti by painting a paper plate red, cutting out felt balls for meatballs and glued them on and used yarn for the pasta. It’s cute and a fun way to learn. Soooo long story short if I ever did become a SAHM, I would do something similar with my LO. It seems to be a nice way to focus on different crafts. They also do things like sing transportation nursery rhymes (wheels on the bus and row row row your boat are my daughters new jams!) and they had a fire truck visit her school. Obviously you can’t have a fire truck visit your house but I’m sure if you got a couple mamas together and contacted your local fire company they’d be happy to let you guys come see a fire engine with your Little’s!! Anyway, just some ideas. Good luck mama.

  • Rose
    Nov 19

    Check out your public library too. Lots of programs there. Also, routenies are a big deal. Keep a set schedule, and include some kind of house chores in there too. Start em young while they like to help!

  • Kristin
    Nov 19

    Baby music class!

  • Melissa
    Nov 19

    Coloring. Make edible paint and play dough. Encourage him not to eat it, but if he does it's safe. Puzzles that have large wooden pieces with knobs. The shape cubes where you put the shape in the whole. Rice in a large container, give him things to scoop and dump the rice with. Play peek-a-boo with toys and a blanket. Matching and sorting games- place colored toys on correct paper, or short by cars. He doesn't have to know the correct color or type of car, this more works on vocabulary and visual discrimination skills.

  • Elle
    Nov 20

    Museum once a week!

  • Tianna
    Nov 20

    Bowl of uncooked pasta, beans, rice. Shaving cream with food coloring on the high chair tray, bin/ kid with slit to put coins in, homemade play doh, make thanksgiving turkeys, painting, string Pasta or beads, finger paint, make a water play station, build forts. Visit a state park, hike, go for a bike ride, library story times, parks.

  • Ashlie
    Nov 26

    Have you tried making going out grathering odd things like rocks wood chips and things like that then you can use that to make art or maybe go to the craft store and get the cardboard alphabet get the letter to spell his name and glue the things he finds on them