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These activities—from simple to complex—keep your little ones entertained while fostering growth in their hearts, minds and bodies.

Body Language

This activity is easy way to engage with your baby while increasing their self awareness.

Movie Star

Lights, camera, action! Grab your camera or cell phone and record a video or your child doing everyday activities. Watch the video and point out to the child that it’s him on the screen playing with his favorite toy or eating dinner.

Whip it

Whipping cream is a wonderful indoor sensory activity that toddlers love! Lay down a towel then squirt cream on a pan. For extra fun try adding food coloring! Don’t have whipping cream on hand? You can also use shaving cream!

Balancing Act

Tape a line on the floor in different ways (zig zag, curvy or straight). Ask your child to walk along on the line, trying their best to balance! Next, try walking backward!

Gratitude Paper Chain

Have children write what they’re thankful for on strips of paper and use the strips to make a gratitude chain to hang up.

VIDEO: Painting with Nature

Use ordinary objects found in nature to make paintbrushes for a fun, messy painting activity!

Pumpkin Stencils

Carving pumpkins together is a great opportunity for quality time with your kids.

Paper Plate Dragon

If your kid’s interested in dragons right now—or if you are—here’s a fun craft you can do together!

Make Your Own Robot

Just like kids, robots come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.

Obstacle Course Gross Motor Activity

Pull-Along Toy Activity

The early science skills that infants develop include understanding simple cause and effect.

Which Lid is Which?

Your child’s curious mind can be engaged by the simplest tasks, like matching lids to containers.

Stuffed Animal Rodeo

Discovery Jug

Reusing and repurposing common objects around the house is a great way to keep quality activities inexpensive.

[Your name here] had a little lamb

One of the easiest ways you can personalize a song is to insert the name of your child and family members into the song.

Leaf Rubbings

Today is the perfect time to encourage your child’s natural curiosity about the natural world.

What Does The Fox Say?

A quick paper plate mask colored to look like an animal sets the stage for some silly fun.

Fishing for Your Name

Before bath time, write the letters of your child’s name on the tops of the plastic caps …

What Lives in Water?

Turn bath-time or splash time into a learning activity!

DIY Puzzle

Puzzles are great for building logic skills through visual stimulation!

Pom Pom Counting Game

Looking for a simple way to practice counting?

Develop Baby’s Eyesight

At birth, a baby’s retina is not fully developed, so they see best when there’s a large contrast between light and dark.

Recipe: Peanut Butter Play Dough

Play dough is great for strengthening little hand muscles and developing fine motor skills.

Teaching How to Share

It’s important to help your child understand what sharing is and why we share.

Self-Esteem Bill of Rights

Explain the concept of rights and ask your preschoolers to come up with appropriate rights for the classroom.

Fine Motor “Pinterest” Board

This is a great activity to do at home or in the classroom to help develop children’s fine motor skills.

Develop Baby’s Neck Muscles

When carrying your baby, switch them from hip to hip.

Strengthen Baby’s Core Muscles

Babies need strong core muscles in order to eventually be able to sit, crawl, and walk.