My Current Index

This is the current list I choose from when picking activities for the upcoming weeks.  I reuse a lot of the same activities and then add one or two new activities each week.  Most of these are common activities, but I find having a list helps me from repeating the same thing over and over.  A friend from an online group taught me this (thanks Raegan!).  I try to do most everything on the list before repeating (so he doesn’t get tired of one activity quickly) though I’m not strict with this!  The goal is to have fun!  If he is really interested in a certain activity, then we will do it more often.  For example, right now he loves to glue.  So we glue a lot!  He loves his wagon, so we push/ride wagons a lot! 

This list will change depending on his age and ability at the time.  I will try to keep an index of past lists too.

18-24 MONTHS:

Arts and Crafts

  • Playdoh
  • Color – Crayons, Markers, ColorWonder, AquaDoodle, Dry Erase Boards, Chalkboard
  • Stickers
  • Glue Practice (collage; cotton balls)
  • Painting – Pudding, whipped cream, ice cube, water (on construction paper), finger paint, with cars, shaving cream (on baking sheet)
  • Stamps
  • Dot art
  • Paper Towel/Coffee Filter Art
  • Glueless Collage
  • Shape Matching pictures

Outside

  • Sprinkler
  • Baby Pool
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Bubbles
  • Golf
  • Kick ball
  • Swing
  • Sandbox/Rocks
  • Paint drive way/deck
  • Park
  • Nature Collection (make a collage later, just gather in bucket) age
  • Pouring (funnels, bottles – water, rice, etc)
  • Basketball
  • Bikes/Scooter
  • Stroller/Wagon walk
  • Chase
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Car Wash

Chores

  • Sweep
  • Dust
  • Clean laundry- sorting (usually just socks)
  • Dirty laundry: put in washer and transfer into dryer
  • Put utensils in dish washer and replace them inj drawer when clean
  • Match sippy lid to correct cup when putting dishes away
  • Water plants outside
  • Put toys away before getting another out
  • Mop

Table Time

  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Magnetic Books
  • Match lids with containers; practice screwing them on
  • Felt/Foam- put scenery together, face, meals, dress doll, ocean, jungle
  • Screw toy
  • Magnetic doll to dress
  • Scoop and sort – marbles, pompom balls, buttons
  • Matching boards
  • Sorting  (by color, number, shape, etc)
  • Magna Doodle
  • Books on tape
  • Thread old sponge curlers on pipe cleaners/pegs
  • Lacing cards

Games/Other Activities

  • Treasure hunt (in sand box, rafia, tissue paper, etc)
  • Hunt in the dark with flashlights
  • Window gel stickers (change out the window for each season/holiday)
  •  Stop and Go (using signs)
  • Pull number from bag and jump/kiss/turn that many times
  • Memory
  • Find the match/Where’s Waldo kind of thing (look through a book/make you own to see how many repeat objects there are)
  • Puppets
  • Dress a stuffed animal (diaper, socks, shirt, shorts, hat, shoes)
  • Practice table manners- play dishes/food, feed a stuffed animal (bib, spoon/fork, napkin)
  • Act out favorite songs
  • Empty and Fill Relays
  • Connect Four

2 responses to “My Current Index

  1. Where did you get the magnetic pom poms?

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