3 Montessori Inspired Toddler Activities for a Rainy Day
We all know the pain of having an energetic toddler cooped up on a rainy day. They are precious, but can be hard to cope with when not entertained. So, we hope to ease some of your woes with the these three simple activities that will keep the little one occupied while you wait on the rain to pass.
1. Modified Hide and Seek
All the credit goes to our 3 year old for this activity. She conceived it all on her own. We pick out 5-7 of her small toys (usually Paw Patrol) and hide them all over the house. She has to go look for them and when she finds them all, she gets to hide them. It is basically an easter egg hunt, but is really great fun and prevents you from having to contort yourself into a tiny corner when playing actual hide and seek.
Lacing does require either making your own, which is easy to do, or purchasing some lacing boards on Amazon, they are fairly inexpensive. We've put our favorite ones here: Click the Picture to learn more.
These lacing activities will help with focus and fine motor skill development. Your child can also get creative and create new patterns. A great activity to help calm a busy mind.
3. Coin Sorting
Why not put your toddler to work? Just kidding, but they can help arrange all of that loose change into like piles. This activity is fun to do with your child, as you get to see how much is in your slush fund. To step it up a notch, pick up a coin sorter on Amazon, like this one, for them to drop the coins into as a reward for completing the task. This coin sorter also has the benefit of putting the coins into rolls.
Ultimately, you can get creative with very basic Montessori concepts of Sorting, Matching, Transferring, Sequencing...etc and go from there. Thanks for reading!