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Toddler Activities: 18-24 Months

Toddler Activities Selected from Teaching Tiny Tots for 18 Months and Up




Below is a selection of toddler activities from Teaching Tiny Tots that are appropriate for the younger toddler who is just starting to explore crafts, paints and other simple activities.

First Collages

thumbnail puffly shape collage Fabric Collage
Great first collage. Introduce texture, shape and color.

thumbanil flower collage Flower Collage
This one is always an eye pleaser...any arrangement will be beautiful!

First Glue and Paste

thumbnail cornucopia project Fall Pictures
Simple cut and paste activity. Make Fall Pictures using cut out shapes and add a glitter paint for sparkle.

First Painting Activities

thumbnail apple printing Apple Stars Have fun with fruit...use oranges, apples to make print with tempera.


thumbnail shape painting Painting with Shapes
Have fun with shapes and paint and make a collage.

thumbnail primary colors Primary Colors
Great hands on way to introduce primary colors and what colors they make when blended.

thumbnail sponge print Sponge Printing
A great first printing activity.

thumbnail tiny handprint Tiny Handprints
A great memorable activity that will last a lifetime.


thumbnail white with pink tempera White and Primary Colors
Learn how white and primary colors mix to make new colors and shades.


Working with Different Mediums

thumbnail cray pas drawings Cray-Pas Drawings
Great way to get brilliant color from a toddler! This technique will get you an immediate framed effect.

Holiday Crafts

thumbnail patriotic foam bookmark Patriotic Bookmark
Make a patriotic bookmark and decorate. Great activity for young children.



thumbnail potato printing Shamrock Printing
A fun way to print shamrocks...with a potato.


thumgnail easter paperweight Easter Egg Decor
An easy plaster of paris project! Make ahead of time and have paint and brushes ready.

thumbnail black cat Halloween Cat Paint a Halloween cat!




First Books We Made

thumbnail book about colors Book About Colors
Great way to introduce colors...make your own book!


thumbnail make your own photo book Photo Books Great way to drive interest in books! Make a book of favorite photos.


First Recipes

thumbnail muffin pizza Toaster Oven Pizza
Finicky eater...have your child make their own pizza!


thumbnail nilla surprise No Bake Nilla Surprise
Fun with Nilla Wafers! Use various color frosting to build color recognition.


Ideas to Promote Learning

thumbnail bulletin board Display Your Toddler's Masterpieces
Show you are proud of your child's work and build self esteem and pride.

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shape collage at two years old

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