Ten Easy Activities To Do With a One Year Old

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Buddy turned two this weekend. I can’t believe it. When I look at the picture above, it’s hard to believe the little boy in the top (Buddy at 14 months) is the same boy as the one in the bottom picture (Buddy at 22 months).

It’s been an extremely busy weekend filled with a Thomas the Train birthday party (more to come on that soon) and lots of out of town family. I haven’t had much time to blog this weekend, but I wanted to reflect on this occasion. One of my goals of this blog was to find easy activities to do with Buddy and share them with others. I’m pretty happy with most of the ones I’ve done so far, and I hope they’re useful to you.

Here are my favorite ten activities that I’ve done in the last year with Buddy:

  1. Painting with Water

2. Making Rain Sensory Activity

3. Fun with Homemade Play Dough

4. Rice Sensory Bin

5. Fall Sun Catchers

6. Cornstarch and Water Sensory Play

7. Repurposed for Fun: Water Bottle and Straws

8. The Snowy Day Indoor Snow Activity

9. Fishing for Magnetic Letters

10. Cardboard Box Coloring

I’ve done so many fun activities with Buddy this year, it was hard to pick just ten. (And if you’re looking for more ideas, please look around on the blog. I have lots of them!) Now I need activity ideas for Buddy as a two year old. If you have any good ones, please share in the comments.



2 thoughts on “Ten Easy Activities To Do With a One Year Old

  1. Alison Russo

    I just want to thank you for all your great ideas! I am a kindergarten/first grade teacher who has just retired. I have the delightful role of looking after my first grandchild 3 days a week. We have used so many of your ideas in our everyday play. Being a mother of 4 myself, I have a few tricks up my sleeve (and lots of original toys stored in my attic!) However, I love that you take household items and make them so much fun. Our Nicholas just turned 2 and seems to be on par with your Buddy for age and ability. I love that your activities have fthat all important fine motor/gross motor component built in. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me! Right now we are having lots of fun with play dough activities and hiding things in plastic eggs!

  2. Teacher Mom Post author

    I’m so happy my activities have been helpful to you! Some plastic egg activities are on our agenda soon. Thanks for reading!


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