We’ve been struggling in our house to find activities that will keep our toddler entertained for more than 2.5 seconds. She, like most children, is very bright and constantly on the move. I’m always looking for different ways to keep her happily interested. Whether it be times when I must be holding her baby brother or times when it is just the two of us and we want to do something fun together. Pinterest has been my BEST friend! We have found so many activities to have fun doing together. I wanted to share a few with you.
Baking Soda, Food Coloring and White Vinegar (I also HIGHLY recommend getting pipettes or medicine droppers…we had to use an old medicine dropper that I cleaned out because this mama wasn’t quite prepared ha)
It’s very simple. First place a layer of baking soda on a baking sheet, I would make sure it’s about half an inch deep. Then in different bowls, mix the vinegar with different food colors. Once they are mixed, you use the pipettes to draw up the liquid and place it on the baking soda. This will cause colorful fizzing bubbles for your toddler to ooh and ahh over!
Rain Cloud in a Jar:
A glass jar, shaving cream and blue food coloring.
Simply fill the jar ¾ full of water, place a small layer of shaving cream on top and then place drops of blue coloring around the shaving cream. Then blue will seep down and slowly cloud into the water. Parker wanted to do this again and again!
We also enjoy doing daily activities of painting (I may do a post about how we keep this activity as un-messy as possible, so that it doesn’t have to be done on a shower day), Play Doh, stickers and our activity book. By no means do these things fill up our days and I have many more scientific activities to try with her. I will say though that even though some of them involve a good amount of clean up, they are so worth it to see the excitement on her face! Let me know if you enjoy trying any of these and please stop by on my latest Instagram post to fill me in on any experiments your toddlers have loved to do!