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What are good activities to do with a 1,2, and 3 year old?

Art, science, anything really.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I would say hand games like patty cake :)

    Answer by 405mom at 1:52 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Find cool colored shampoos in clear bottles, add some tiny erasers and tiny toys or have fun rolling from one end of the bottle to the other.
    Clear bottle with rice or beans and same small toys. Have then find the toys.
    Make thumb print ants or bumblebees.
    Make feet ghosts
    Handprint turkeys.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:00 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • "Tiny toys" i would NOT suggest because if the child gets the bottle open when your back is turned for a second they can choke on that stuff

    Answer by 405mom at 2:08 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • A lot of libraries have story times that are good for all ages. It is kind of hard to control the littler ones sometimes, but my son does really well if he is well-rested and well-fed.

    Also, with it being fall time, check out any pumpkin patches or farms in your area. They usually have activities that are fun for various ages like slides, straw or corn mazes, crafts, etc.

    You can make your own "Play-Doh" from cornstarch. Look up recipes online. It is basically corn starch and water I think. If you don't use food coloring, you can let the little ones go crazy with it and get messy and have fun. It is also scientific because it is hard when touched firmly and gel-like when touched softly.

    READ, READ, READ...Books that are colorful and especially those that rhyme. My DS LOVES books that rhyme or have patterns of words like Goodnight Moon, Dr. Seuss's ABC, Brown Bear, etc.

    Sing and dance and bang on pots!!!

    Answer by ch-hay at 2:40 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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