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

8 of 13
toddler activities, marshmallow art

Marshmallow Sculptures


Here's an artsy activity that's relatively mess-free and helps kids with their dexterity. Set out some squishy marshmallows and some toothpicks for your preschool Picasso to sculpt into a work of art. Wouldn't it be fun to make a marshmallow caterpillar after reading Eric Carle's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar?!

More on Marshmallow Sculptures

Next: Threading Practice

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

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

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!

8 Surprising Sources of Caffeine in Kids' Foods
Even low doses of caffeine can have an effect on your child's health. Since the FDA doesn't require caffeine content on food labels, learn about hidden sources of caffeine in kids' diets.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!