24 - 36 months
Full and Empty
Let your child fill small containers such as jewelry boxes, yogurt cups, or sandwich bags with cotton balls. Then help your child empty the containers. You'll be surprised at how long this activity will entertain your child.
Help your child use crayons to decorate both sides of a paper plate. Cut the plate around and around in a spiral so that when you are finished, it resembles a spring. Hang the finished product.
Hide colored plastic eggs around the room. Encourage your child to find the eggs and place them in a basket. When all of the eggs have been found, hide them again. Take turns hiding and searching.
Let your child help spoon potting soil into a small paper cup and then sprinkle grass seeds on top of the soil. Show your child how to press the seeds down a bit before adding a small amount of water. Place the cup in a sunny spot, water regularly, and watch for the seeds to sprout.
Recite the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty". Use plastic eggs that come apart at the middle to let your child put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
Sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses
And all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
Give your child simple directions to follow such as, Touch your nose. Clap your hands. Pick up your book. Sit on the floor. Go to the door.
These activities were taken from A Year of Fun: Just for One's and A Year of Fun: Just for Two's.