No Prep Activities for 12 months to 18 months

1. Mess Free Painting

Foster the creativity of your little one with this mess free painting. What we need?
  • Canvas
  • Cling film
  • Paints
Let’s Make It Squeeze 2 or 3 colors on the canvas. Next cover the area with a cling film. Lastly allow your little one to mix with fingers. Tada your baby just created a cool canvas painting. Benefits
  • Fine motor skills
  • Color recognition
  • Color Mixing
  • Fosters creativity

2. Discovery Basket

A discovery basket (also often called a treasure basket) isĀ a container of items you present to your child to explore. Take a cardboard box or any empty containers to place the toys. Place the items with different shape, size, and texture, and appeal to the curiosity of toddlers. Benefits
  • Instills Curiosity
  • Sensory stimulus

3. Sticker Fun

Stickers are all time favourite for toddlers. Peeling stickers is a great fine motor activity.

4. Container Play

Transfer objects from one container to another. Place two containers and add some toys in one container. Allow your toddler to transfer toys from one container to another. Benefits
  • Fine motor skills
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Strength in arms
  • Cause and effect
  • Object permanence
  • Language Skills

5. Posting Activities

What we need?
  • Cereal box/ cardboard box
  • Any small toys/ Popsicle sticks/ pompoms
  • Scissors/ Crafts knife
Just cut a slit and allow your toddler to post the objects inside the box. Benefits
  • Fine motor
  • Cause and effect
  • Object permanence
  • Language skills

6. Wall Peel

Tape some toys on the wall at your toddlers height. Allow your little one to pull out the tape and rescue their toys. Benefits
  • Gross Motor
  • Fine motor

7. Build a Fort

Make use of a large cloth or bedsheet and some chairs to make your very own Fort. Benefits
  • Role play
  • Fosters imagination
  • Physical play
  • Language Skills
  • Hours of entertainment

8. Puppet Play

Use Puppets to narrate a story. Take out different voices to entertain your toddler. Benefits
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Language development
  • Social and Emotional development
  • Motor skills development

9. Sensory Bins

Dye some rice or pasta or chickpeas to give them a sensory experience. Benefits
  • Fosters imaginative play
  • Transferring and scooping
  • Texture Exploration
  • Calms them
  • Motor skills
  • Language development

10. Ride on

Riding on their favourite bike or car is such an awesome Gross Motor Activity.

11. Stacking blocks and Rings

Stacking is a great activity to develop fine motor skills and also helps them know various sizes like big and small

12. Ball Pit

Throw some colorful balls in the tub for an exciting play. Benefits
  • Gross Motor skills
  • Color recognition

13. Water/ Ice Cube Transfer

This activity is perfect for summers. Place two bins/ large containers. Add water or ice in one bin and hand over the spoons.

14. Painting in a box

For a mess free painting experience. Hand over water and brush to your little one and allow them to sit in a cardboard box.

15. Coloring with Crayons

Crayoning is great to develop fine motor and pre writing skills. Triangular crayons are best for grip.

16. Peg Puzzles

17. Cardboard box Playhouse

18. Dance Party

19. Watering plants

20. Play Catch with soft Ball

21. Go Fishing with strainer

22. Pompom Whisk Activity

23. Play with Playdough

24. Crawling obstacle course

25. Reading Fun

26. Sing Rhymes

27. Fetch the toy

Keep some toys in the vicinity and instruct your toddler to find the toy. Can you find the book? You can also try it with numbers or letters.

28. Point and Verbal Games

Allow your toddler to Point towards the parts of the body You can initiate talk by asking animal sounds. Verbal Games to play with toddlers

29. Sorting Colors

Allow your toddler to sort their toys according to colors.

30. Tunnel play

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Social and language skills
  • So much fun
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