Homeschooling with toddlers can be hard. I’ve had a few toddlers who happily sit and color for hours, but most of my toddlers are quick to find a sharpie and a piece of furniture when I’m not looking. Since everyone enjoyed Tabitha’s post on homeschooling with toddlers (aka distractions) I thought it would be fun for post a toddler activity each week in order to help all of us homeschool our older kids!
Remember, it usually isn’t hard to think of things to do with our toddlers, it is actually doing them that is challenging!
My first activity: Buttons! Cora loves to sort buttons, and while this activity might not be suited for children who still put things in their mouth, older toddlers will find this activity really fun. Button sorting usually buys me about 20 minutes of schooling!
Clean out an empty egg carton and give your child a box of colorful buttons. They will have fun sorting and putting buttons in the little sections. If your child is older you can draw numbers at the bottom of the egg carton and have them put the buttons in each section according to the number. You can also cut out a piece of colored construction paper and have them sort according to color.
If your child is too young for buttons, or is one of those kids who is always putting things in their mouth you can use Froot Loops. The different colored rings are fun to sort and if they put one in their mouth it’s edible.
The only problem with this button activity is your school-aged kids will probably want to join in the fun!
If you have a great idea for homeschooling with toddlers I’d love to share it. Send me your ideas (or links) and I’ll post it on the site!