A to Z Play Ideas for Toddlers

Toddlers are my favorite! I know that’s an unpopular opinion in our “terrible twos” dreading culture, but I love them.

Don’t get me wrong, toddlers have tested and stressed and exhausted me to no end over my years as a teacher and parent, but still – it is my favorite age.

Toddlers are just so sweet, curious, opinionated, independent…oh they’re just so much fun.

Engage your toddler with one of the awesome activities below to encourage development and have fun. Building play skills with toddlers can be hard work, but it is also tons of fun.

You know those days when you’re at home and it’s icky outside and your toddlers are jumping off the couches and you just need an idea – any idea?

This is for you.

Our favorite, easy, fun and yet educational activities in a fun A-Z format inspired by our friend, Nadia over at Teach Me Mommy.

Play Ideas for Toddlers that Promote Development

25+ Play Ideas from A to Z

A is for

Art. Really REALLY Big Art

B is for

B is for Beach Party

Blue Day Book and Activity Ideas

C is for

Toddler Car Passing Social Skills Game

30+ Collage Ideas for 1-5 Year Olds

7 Chores Your Toddler Can Start Learning Today

D is for

Super Easy DIY Coffee Can Drums

E is for

Playful Ideas for Exploring Big Emotions

F is for

Fruit Exploration Sensory Activity

G is for

Creative Ideas for Green Color Day

H is for 

Simple Summer Hose Play

I is for

Colorful Ice Cube Sensory Play

J is for

Easy Directions for a DIY Bug Jar

K is for

Kandinsky Inspired Abstract Art

L is for

Easy Light Table Ideas for Infants and Toddlers

Loose Parts and Natural Materials with Toddlers

M is for

Easy Preschool Math Activities

5 Best Messy Activities for Infants and Toddlers

Muddy Sensory Play

N is for

Mess-Free Nature Shake Paintings

O is for

Creative Ideas for Celebrating Orange Day in Preschool

P is for

How to Throw a Pancakes and Pajama Party

Ultimate Guide to Painting with Young Children

Pot Planting with Toddlers

Q is for

Quiet and Loud Exploration with Babies and Toddlers

R is for

How to Kick of Preschool Color Week with Rad Red Day

S is for

5 Ways to Expand Sandbox Play

5 Swimming Games for Pre-Swimmers

T is for

Easy DIY Foam Trains

U is for

Up and Down Obstacle Course for Toddlers

V is for

Vet Unit Field Trips and Learning Activities

W is for

Fall Window Tree (that can be replicated for any season!)

The Best Water Play Ideas

Wheels on the Bus Story Study

X is for

X Marks the Spot. 8+ Playful Ways to Learn about Maps

Y is for

How to Celebrate YELLOW Day!

Z is for

Zoo Animals Activities for All Ages

Bonus: Every Parent Can Teach Their Toddler: Learning Through Play Every Day

More A-Z Ideas

Pop over to Teach Me Mommy for even more simple play at home ideas for every letter of the alphabet.