Looking for games for your 1-3 year old toddler?
It’s true that it’s not easy to keep them busy all day, especially on vacation!
But no need to break the bank in the toy stores.
Your home is full of free activities for children!
An instit ‘confided in me 5 easy-to-make educational games.
Don’t worry, these homemade toys are super easy to make. And they are 100% free! Look :
1. The treasure bag
Kids love to rummage through mom’s purse!
They unpack everything, empty the contents, touch everything, open the wallet, play with the keys …
In short, long minutes of discovery!
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to let your baby play with your purse.
So why not make a treasure bag just for him?
Take an old bag and put in it a wallet, a coin purse, a bunch of keys, cards and many other items.
Make sure there are snaps, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners to keep baby entertained.
But also be careful that there are no objects dangerous for them and nothing that they cannot swallow. You will see, he will love it!
2. Boxes to stack
No need to buy stackable boxes!
You already have everything you need at home to entertain your little one.
Take some old plastic boxes and go!
Your child will be able to stack them to make pyramids, to knock them down, to embed them …
… but also find the lids to put them on the right boxes, transfer stuff from one box to another, connect them …
Children aged 1 to 2 or 3 love this game. Their imaginations are endless!
If the boxes close well, you can also put things in them to make music: sand or pulses for example.
3. Rammers for dressing up
Does your child love to dress up?
No need to buy pirate or princess costumes. It is really expensive for what it is!
Instead, fill a basket with old scarves of different lengths, colors and textures.
In the blink of an eye, these pieces of fabric will become dresses, scarves, skirts, hats, headbands …
You will see, it’s crazy how much you can do with a little imagination!
4. The pickle tong
Do you have a pickle tong (or some other type of tong)?
Then you have a great skill game for your little one.
Take an empty egg carton and place some nuts in the cells.
Then ask your child to move them using the pliers.
Sacred challenge especially if in addition, we time the performance!
It’s a great activity for developing fine motor skills and concentration while having fun.
And casually, we can also learn to count by taking a nut, then two and three …
5. Water games
This game should be reserved for sunny days or in the bathroom during bath time.
All you need is a pitcher, bottle, glasses and water.
You can also add balls, sand, dry beans … and go for hours of play!
You will be surprised at how much the little ones love to pour water from one container to another or to fill and empty glasses with application for long minutes.
Normal! The little ones love to be in contact with water.
This game will develop their autonomy, their fine motor skills, their coordination, their concentration and even their logic.
There you go, you now know how to occupy your little ones during the holidays or when it rains without spending anything 🙂
Easy, fast and economical, isn’t it?
And when the little ones are tired of playing these games, get outside to explore the outdoors.
Go in search of sumptuous pebbles, colored leaves, chestnuts or pieces of wood.
Another tip: if you see that your children are losing interest in one of these games, put it away for a while.
And bring it out later. He will have once again found the attraction of novelty!
Have you tried these tips for making free games for kids easily? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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