Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Home > Babies and Toddlers > Toddlers > Toddler Growth and Development > Activities for Toddlers > 12 Toddler Playtime Activities Using Common Household Items

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

12 Toddler Playtime Activities Using Common Household Items

by Erin Dower

Looking for some easy imagination playtime activities for your busybody toddler or preschooler? Just check your cabinets, toy box, or recycling bin for some new "toys" and supplies for playtime. All of these activities use basic household items to stimulate and entertain your tot for hours!

Previous
1 of 13
toddler activities, play grocery store

Pretend Grocery Store


You don't need to buy a bunch of plastic play food to enjoy a game of "pretend grocery store" with your preschooler. Just stock your imaginary store with recycled mini cereal boxes and other empty food containers, and give your child a paper shopping bag or a basket with handles to go about her shopping.

More on Pretend Grocery Store

Next: Dress-Up Relay

August 30, 2014



Keep it hot (or cold)! No one likes cold soup or warm, wilted salad. Use a thermos or ice pack in your child's lunch box to help keep his lunch fresh until it's time to eat.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!