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Activities for a two year old?

hiya! im a new stay at home mom, never known one never met one. i have a two year old who doesnt like to color or do crafts, and he loves anything physical so normally were just ruff housing. He wont sit down for very long and im wondering if there were any activities i could do to help him calm down a bit?

or if you know any web sites with ideas of things to do id love some of those too ^_^ anything would help.

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Lakoia

Asked by Lakoia at 7:24 PM on Apr. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Hi! my 17 month old loves the outdoors, she loves playing in the back yard we have a slide for her and she likes playing on that ..we also draw with sidewalk chalk and we play with bubbles. We take walks around the trail and there's a neighborhood park near by that we go to and she like to swing and run around.
    geminisummerz

    Answer by geminisummerz at 7:28 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • Building a fort, cooking, playdough, catch, soccer, sandbox, hotwheels, water table (putting him outside or tile floor with a tub of water and some toys), dressing up, anything messy!!!!
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 7:46 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • oh, I would also say to try to implement somewhat of a schedule where maybe you can schedule in a few minutes of low key activities here and there.
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 7:48 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • I say take him outdoors, to a nearby park... Oh man we love the park. Also, indoor play places. Or just let him run around in your yard (if you have one)... If you are trying to do things that are more calm. Maybe instead of coloring try play doh, where he is using his hands more... or finger painting. And if you are worried about too much of a mess, do it outside, and just plan on a bath afterward. Good luck, ENJOY!
    LovinMyMikayla

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 7:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

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