Category Archives: tot games

Yoga for Kids

Yoga
Don’t be intimidated by the word- your toddler CAN do yoga! And more than likely he/she will enjoy doing the different poses! Just pick two or three at first- not to be too overwhelming. Go through each of the steps of the poses- modeling it for your tot- and be sure to not get frustrated if your tot has their own yoga technique. Remember that the goal of yoga is to relax and energize your mind and body- not leave you stressed out! I recommend purchasing a yoga for kids program to help simplify the pose steps and make this a FUN activity as well- I use the Yoga Pretzel cards and LOVE them!! My wiggly daughter loves the rock pose- who knew she would want to be so still!

Supplies Needed-
– yoga mat or towel to perform the different poses on

– a knowledge of yoga or a learning tool (book, video, activity cards)

Happy Teaching!

Play Catch

Play Catch!
This is a simple game that requires nothing more than a willing toddler and a soft ball! Your tot might not be able to catch the ball mid-air, but will have tons of fun grabbing the ball and throwing it back to you! This game is also fun with balloons (my daughter preferred that method to balls- they came down slower so she had time to grab the balloon before it fell to the ground)

Supplies Needed-
– soft ball or balloon

Crib Sheet Parachute

ACTIVITY TAKEN FROM TODDLERTODDLER.COM
Crib Sheet Parachute Fun!
“You know the fun games that you played with that big parachute in gym class!! Here’s a chance to have some fun with your toddler and a simple fitted crib sheet. Let your toddler hold one side and you hold the other. Now flap the sheet in the air, and both of you go under it. Or have your toddler hold on while you raise it “up” in the air and “down” to the floor. Teach him “up” and “down”! You can go around in circles or in and out. Your toddler may have some ideas of what to do also!! Laugh a lot and have some real fun.

Supplies Needed:
– fitted crib sheet”

This was a fun (short lived though) activity for my Boo. It was easy since I was changing her sheets anyway! If I were to do it again I think I would add some soft balls to the center of the sheet while flapping it in the air…. it would have been easier, too if there were more people. Important thing is that my little one had a great 5 minutes of fun playing with her Momma!

Happy Playing!

Cell Phone Hide and Seek

ACTIVITY TAKEN FROM TODDLERTODDLER.COM
Cell Phone Hide-&-Seek!
“Do you have a cell phone with a fun ringer? Hide your cell phone under a pillow and then call it from your home phone. Let your toddler find the ringing cell phone! You can even put it in a different room! Each time you play, change the ringer. It’s a fun way to teach your toddler to listen and follow a sound! (Just be sure to put the keyguard on so that your toddler doesn’t make any calls!) This is also a great activity if you are somewhere waiting and you have two cell phones!

Supplies Needed-
– cell phone

– another phone”

My daughter had SO much fun with this activity. We played it at least 15 times and would have played more if we had more time! Best part of the activity- it is easy and yet very engaging because the phone is not always in the same place. Definately a must try game for all you moms and dads of tots!

Happy Playing!

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