Do you struggle to know what to do with your toddlers and preschoolers to keep them from getting bored at home?

When they are bored do they whinge and whine, become clingy and won’t let you get on to do the essential Mum stuff!

bored toddler playing at home

My kids were just like that when they were toddlers, I spent hours and hours browsing Pinterest and searching the Internet for toddler activities and crafts that I could do with them.

Only to discover that I would either spend longer preparing the activity than they spent doing them or they were really too difficult for a toddler or preschooler to do and it became obvious that it was just a cute idea but not practical.

toddler making art in a high tray
Simple Cupcake Recipe to make with kids

So I started to do my own ideas and shared them here on Rainy Day Mum as I found time to over the years.

Counting game for preschoolers with a spring theme

Doing quick and simple crafts and activities with my kids in our home with supplies we had handy. Without popping to the store or running up an Amazon order to get what we needed.

preschooler nature study

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Acting out a story

They’ve said that they know the activities are easy to do, the crafts will actually work, and that the tots spend more time doing them than the preparation needed.

A treasure trove of ideas that mum’s and educators alike can use!


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Ideas for activities and crafts that we know work as we’ve done them at home with our toddlers and preschoolers.

So your tots can have fun, play, create and learn at home with you, and after that focused activity will play independently so you can get on and do your stuff.

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