Independent Toddler Play Activities

We just recently had our second child (yes, now I have two under two!), and I am needing my toddler to independently entertain herself sometimes. Below are some of the activities that she can successfully play independently or semi-independently. She still likes to be around me for some of these activities but doesn’t need me to be as hands-on as with other activities. She may need prompting or praise and validation, but is capable of doing most of it herself. I also wrote a post on how I am handling a toddler and a newborn.

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Independent and Semi-Independent Toddler Activities:

toddler coloring her bathtub with bath crayons
Lily coloring the bathtub with her bathtub crayons

Outside toddler play that is still hands-off (though it should probably be supervised):

pieces of chalk with chalk drawing on sidewalk in between toddler legs
One of Lily’s chalk drawings on our sidewalk
a toddler in a ball pit, reading a book, and jumping through a sprinkler with text independent toddler play activities

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