Quiet Boxes - for the child who no longer naps and for the mother who needs her sanity back. This is great idea even for older kids, for weekends & summer afternoons. We can all use a lil more quiet time!
fine motor skills are strengthened with a simple homemade button snake
button snake - fine motor activity for teaching buttoning skills (happy hooligans) what a great craft idea for camping trip . doesn't take up a lot of space and the toddlers love the twirly effect that the snake makes when done.
Play Create Explore: Baby Oil Sensory Bags = baby oil, food colouring, a little bit of water, glitter, objects to find (smooth). Put in ziplock bag and duct tape for leaks and little fingers who would like to open it. ((or a heat seal bag))
How to keep a 1 year old busy -- cut a sheet of clear contact paper and tape it to the table STICKY SIDE UP. Give tot scraps of construction paper to stick to the contact paper. Great first craft and can be done independently with almost no mess!