Homeschooling moms need to keep a variety of simple activities for toddlers on hand to keep the littlest members of the family occupied while the bigger kids do school. That is why this week at Schooling a Monkey is toddler week! We have five days of no-prep toddler activities that you can add to your think take of ways to keep toddlers busy while homeschooling.
Today’s activity: drawing hands and feet.
Simple Activities for Toddlers: Hand and Foot Drawing
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- Butcher paper
- Crayons or colored pencils
Having a toddler draw her hands and feet is one of our favorite simple activities for toddlers. Bo is fascinated by her hand and foot prints and likes to compare the different prints based on whether her fingers are far apart, close together, or bent at strange angles. She prefers it if an adult or an older sibling helps her draw, but she can also outline her own hands and feet.
We usually use crayons or pencils for this activity because my children love using pens and markers to draw on their own bodies. Left alone, a toddler in our house will take creative expression a little too far. If you are braver than we are, this activity also looks really cute with markers.
You can even combine this activity with the cutting paper activity and let your preschooler try to cut out the hand and foot prints. Last fall, we transformed Bo’s hand and foot prints into seasonal crafts, which was another fun way to play with hand and foot prints.
Drawing her hands and feet will keep Bo entertained for between 10 and 30 minutes, which is a pretty long stretch of time considering her usual attention span. Take advantage of this love while you can!