Way back in 2012 here on Rainy Day Mum I started a Blog Linky called Tuesday Tots, each Tuesday for over 2 years I invited other bloggers to share their favourite activities and crafts for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with my cohosts. As well as inviting them to share their ideas I collated my favourites, the most popular into posts for you to read and discover great ideas. It was a hard decision to stop the weekly features but we continue to write about the activities for this age range and you can find activity ideas below for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers as well as for older kids and families here on Rainy Day Mum. But, if you are specifically looking for activities for Tots like we used to share here on Tuesday Tots then we’ve put together everything in one simple place showcasing 100’s of activities and crafts for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Activities for Babies
You can find all of our posts for the youngest members of your family or setting in one easy to find place. Our Activities for 18 months and younger are aimed at babies and very young toddlers and focus on creativity, motor skills and play.
Kids in the kitchen
When I started Rainy Day Mum, my eldest was 18 months old, my youngest just 3 months old so for quite a few years I had toddler activities on the site. It was my favourite time to start to encourage the kids to cook and we had a lot of fun in the kitchen.
Our favourite, recipes that really work can all be found in one handy place – with our Cooking with Toddlers section.
Although the kids can help make some of these recipes – these Rainbow Treats for Toddlers and Preschoolers also make delicious healthy and not so healthy snacks for kids.
Ever tried cooking with toddlers and discovered it’s not as easy as you would like – in fact it is second only to having your tooth extracted. We’ve got top tips on making it a little easier although as with anything with toddlers in the house it’s not going to be plain sailing.
Festivals, Celebrations and Special Days with Toddlers and Preschoolers
As toddlers and preschoolers children notice the world around them and events like, Christmas, Valentines, Easter, Halloween easily can form part of your life with the kids.
Celebrate Advent with your toddlers and preschoolers with these simple Advent Activities for tots
Read about the Chinese New Year with your Toddlers and Preschoolers
Enjoy some sensory play at Valentine’s with these simple sensory play and craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers
With Valentine’s comes hearts and our collection of Heart Crafts for Tots is perfect for Valentines celebrations or just to say I love you.
Part of understanding the world for toddlers and preschoolers is noticing the change in seasons. In some areas these changes are very obvious others it takes a little more observation to see them happen. Our Spring crafts for toddlers has plenty of ideas for making and doing with your toddlers to help them notice the changes in the season.
As Spring progresses Easter arrives and we have plenty of Easter Activities and Crafts for your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. There are over 40 different ideas that are simple and don’t need a lot of preparation ideal for some last minute Easter themed fun.
Summer means outdoor play and we have you covered with lots of ideas from Sensory Play for Summer
Arts and crafts for summer fun for the tots in your life
Screen free ideas for toddlers and preschoolers which will keep them entertained.
When the weather turns we have some ideas for FREE fall play outside in the park
Our Top Tips for outdoor play with toddlers and preschoolers is one that you can’t miss for ideas to get the family outside and enjoying
Finding ideas for Halloween that aren’t too frightening and are easily doable with toddlers can be difficult – but we have a HUGE list of Halloween Activities and Crafts for toddlers.
Looking for ideas for Thanksgiving then check out these fantastic Pilgrim Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers over on 3 Boys and a Dog.
Book Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
I loved reading with my kids when they were babies and toddlers even if it often meant them eating the books at the same home. What it does mean is that we have an extensive library of books that we have loved and I’ve put them together in book lists for toddlers and preschoolers that you can check out to find new and classic books for you to read together.
We love to get out in the garden and this list of Garden Books has to be one of my favourites I’ve put together ideal for babies through to preschoolers there is a great mix of fiction and non-fiction to enjoy together.
We’re frog mad here and this list of fantastic Frog Books includes some of my eldest’s favourites from when he was a toddler and preschoolers. Ideal for spring reading or just because!
Read through the seasons starting with our Fall and Leaf books – perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and you to read together.
Find the perfect non-spooky Halloween Books for toddlers perfect to pair with some of the Halloween Activities and Crafts suggestions we have.
From Autumn to Winter – these Winter books are filled with snow and ice as well as plenty of reading fun for you and your toddlers to enjoy.
We love books so much that we host a weekly virtual book club for kids aimed at those aged 2 to 5. Find out all about it and join in the reading fun with us.
Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
One of my favourite topics for tots Dinosaurs and we have so many ideas for Dinosaur Fun for the toddlers and preschoolers in your life.
Support your toddler and preschooler as they learn to count with these fun Hands-on Counting Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Pin these 100’s of Activities and Crafts for Tots to find and do later
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.