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Fun activities to do with 2year old

Hello everyone my son is a very young 2.5 year old. He really enjoys being read to and playing outside and suggestions on fun activities to do that are age appropriate. Again he's a very young 2.5 so think more around late 1 year old
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If you can stand the mess, painting with tempera paints on big paper.  Or -- blocks, trains, stuffed animals, songs (kids' recordings), coloring, throwing a nerf basketball at a (literal) basket like a laundry basket, cardboard boxes in a row like train cars with stuffed animals for passengers, tea party, hopping up and down to music, walks, the park, swings.
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Here are few indoor activities that you can enjoy with your kids.

1) Indoor Obstacle Race

It could be easily done either from a room to room or across the floor. You can select a start and finish point for the race keeping in mind the safety of kids. Use your imagination to create the obstacles with everyday items. You can use toys, pillows, cushions, boxes or chairs but make sure they do not hurt your child. Note down the time taken by the kid to cover each round.

2) Sorting/Matching Activities

Give your kid a big bowl filled with mixed pulses of different colors and few empty small bowls or a cupcake tray to sort the grains. This activity can be done with a toddler also by using kidney beans and chickpeas.

3) Flour Play or Clay Modelling

It is a simple sensory activity although a messy one. Give some flour on a baking tray or a big plate along with some blunt forks, spoons and measuring spoons. Now see how your child draws or creates in flour. Non-toxic clay can also be made by kneading it into a dough with few drops of edible food colors. Kids can make any shapes with the cookie-cutters or mold the clay to make objects.

4)  Board Games

The first thing which comes to the mind for indoor activities for kids are the board games. Ludo, snakes and ladders, chess, monopoly, scrabble, life, connect, logo, Pictionary, carom etc. are few common board games which you can enjoy anytime with a snack.

hope you will enjoy all these activities with your child.
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Here are few indoor activities that you can enjoy with your kids.

1) Indoor Obstacle Race

It could be easily done either from a room to room or across the floor. You can select a start and finish point for the race keeping in mind the safety of kids. Use your imagination to create the obstacles with everyday items. You can use toys, pillows, cushions, boxes or chairs but make sure they do not hurt your child. Note down the time taken by the kid to cover each round.

2) Sorting/Matching Activities

Give your kid a big bowl filled with mixed pulses of different colors and few empty small bowls or a cupcake tray to sort the grains. This activity can be done with a toddler also by using kidney beans and chickpeas.

3) Flour Play or Clay Modelling

It is a simple sensory activity although a messy one. Give some flour on a baking tray or a big plate along with some blunt forks, spoons and measuring spoons. Now see how your child draws or creates in flour. Non-toxic clay can also be made by kneading it into a dough with few drops of edible food colors. Kids can make any shapes with the cookie-cutters or mold the clay to make objects.

4)  Board Games

The first thing which comes to the mind for indoor activities for kids are the board games. Ludo, snakes and ladders, chess, monopoly, scrabble, life, connect, logo, Pictionary, carom etc. are few common board games which you can enjoy anytime with a snack.

hope you will enjoy all these activities with your child.
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I don’t remember exactly how to make them but my daughter and I made “indestructible bubbles” it was pretty easy and she thought it was so cool and you can even add a highlighter and they will glow at night time! Sorry I don’t have the recipe but all I had to do was google it and it came right up.
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