20 Fun Toddler Activities and Games

Many parents don’t know the meaning of cabin fever until they’re stuck indoors with a bored toddler. But never fear! These kid-friendly activities and games are guaranteed to keep even the busiest toddler happy on a rainy day.

Toddler activity 1: Paper bag puppet

There’s plenty of fun to be had turning a simple paper bag into a simple puppet that toddlers can get creative with and decorate.

Toddler activity 2: Indoor basketball

This is a fun game for toddlers and boosts their eye/hand coordination. All you have to do is get a bin or bucket and some rolled up balls of newspaper and try and get the ‘balls’ in the bin.

Toddler activity 3: Leaping lily pads

This easy activity turns your lounge room into a fun frog pond. Place cushions around the room and get your toddler to leap like a frog from one to the other.

Toddler activity 5: Cardboard box car

A small cardboard box is all you need to make a fabulous car for a favourite bear or doll. Take a bigger cardboard box and turn it into a car for your toddler!

Toddler activity 6: Balloon bop

All you need is a couple of balloons, then get your toddler to bounce, throw, hit the balloon across the room without it hitting the ground. Fun and great for hand/eye coordination.

Toddler activity 7: Pillow jump

Toddlers love nothing more than jumping on pillows – so why not create a playground full of them?

Toddler activity 8: Treasure hunt

Distract your child while you hide some ‘treasure’ around the room for your child to find. Your toddler will love the game of finding it!

Toddler activity 9: Table tent

A simple table tent will have kids occupied for ages. Create your own campsite indoors and you can pretend to sleep under the stars, sing around a camp fire or just hide out in the ‘tent’.

Toddler activity 10: Musical jars

Spark the inner musician in your toddler with by making these easy musical jars.

Toddler activity 11: Cotton tip painting

Pour out some paints and forget about the brushes, instead use cotton tips to create a different type of artwork. Your toddler will have great fun experimenting with art.

Toddler activity 12: Ringing phone

Toddlers love ‘talking’ on the phone, so with a few ordinary household items make one for your child.

Toddler activity 13: Trail’s end

Take a roll of toilet paper and create a trail for your child to follow. Tie a little surprise at the end for your toddler to find.

Toddler activity 14: Binoculars

Go on safari in your lounge room and create a pair of binoculars for your child. They’re fun to make and then your toddler can create a whole imaginary world to use them in.

Toddler activity 15: Colour collage

Watch your child paste and create his own masterpiece with this fun activity. Great to boost imagination.

Toddler activity 16: Indoor cubby house

A few cushions and a sheet will make the perfect cubby house. A fun place to hide out in and then it can be a base for countless roleplay games, from a hospital to a school.

Toddler activity 17: Pretend cooking

All you need are a few bowls, wooden spoons and saucepans and get pretend cooking. Whip up a feast to whet your toddler’s imaginary appetite.

Toddler activity 18: Rainy day box

A fresh and fun rainy activity for your toddler is to create a rainy day activity box.

Toddler activity 19: Butterfly paintings

Amaze your child by teaching them to make their own beautiful butterfly! All you need is a few bits and pieces to get painting.

Toddler activity 20: Egg carton treasure box

This egg carton treasure box makes the hidey-hole for your toddler to store all those little treasures he loves.




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Akshay Sharma

Hi! I’m Akshay Sharma. I’m a blogger at Imagination Waffle. I love to read and write about Fitness, Health & Lifestyle topics.