10 Exciting Group Activities For Your Toddler

Life isn’t so easy when you have a hyperactive child at home. Group activities for toddler are what you need to keep them engaged productively, especially when they are with a large group of people. If your toddler’s summer vacations are near or they spend time on playdates, group activities and games are fun ways to help them stay fit and also learn while they have fun with friends. If you have run out of ideas to get your toddler involved in constructive activities, here are some interesting ideas to help you out. Read this post to know more.

1. Passing The Ball

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All toddlers love playing with a ball. So this game is sure to be a hit with them! It is a very easy game where a group of toddlers stand in a small circle and pass the ball to each other. As the toddler passes the ball to the next person, he learns to interact and share in a group.

2. Painting Together

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Colors are a toddler’s best friend. Involve your little one and his gang in some painting activity. It will increase their knowledge of different colors. It will also help nurture their motor skills and creativity!

Quick fact
Participating in painting activities and interacting with others can help toddlers develop self-confidence and social skills that can benefit other areas of their lives.

3. Planting A Tree Together

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Why not involve your toddler in an activity that not only spells fun but also serves as a learning experience? Take your little darling and his friends out into your garden and help them plant a sapling each. The exercise will help the toddlers realize the importance of planting trees and saving the environment early on in their lives.

4. Hide And Seek

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It is a classic game and a popular one too! You toddler can play this in a large as well as a small group. In this game, one toddler has to close his eyes and start counting while others hide. Now the toddler has to seek his hidden friends.

Do remember
It might be best to play the game indoors, where you can always keep an eye on them if there are a lot of toddlers around. Leaving a big group of toddlers free to hide outside can be risky.

5. Dance

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You can play your little one’s favorite number and let his friends hit the dance floor. The activity will not only increase the confidence of toddlers but will also bring out their hidden talents. You never know that your toddler may turn out to be the next Michael Jackson! So all the moms let your toddlers dance, and you can also let your hair loose and shake a leg with your little darling.

Quick tip
Include a range of dancing activities, such as the chicken dance, the freeze dance, and I’m a tiny teapot dance, since these activities aid in the toddler’s development of significant motor skills, balance, coordination, and rhythm (2).

6. Who Will Eat First?

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Make all the toddlers sit together at the dining table and serve them a bowl of fruit salad each. Ask them to finish it as quickly as they can. Reward the toddler who finishes it first. The ‘healthy’ competition will help inculcate table manners in the young ones.

7. Singing Nursery Rhymes Together

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It is one of the best group activities for toddlers. It does not only offer sheer entertainment but will also increase their memory as they will learn some amazing nursery rhymes in a fun way!

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8. Pretending

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Tickle your toddler’s imagination by playing some fantasy game with him and his gang. Tell them to act like different animals in a jungle and watch them go wild!

9. Musical Chair

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The game is an eternal favorite among children across different age groups. Let all the toddlers run around the chairs while you play the music. Let them grab a seat when the music stops. This is one of the best fun toddler group activities, that will make them proactive & alert.

10. The Run-Around

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In this game, your toddler will need to give different instructions to his friends. For example, he can ask them to run and touch the tree, go and touch the table or a window, etc. All the other toddlers will need to follow his orders. The game develops listening skills in toddlers and teaches them to be obedient.

Toddlers love engaging in fun games and activities such as running, hide and seek, musical chairs, and painting. These activities promote motor and coordination skills and aid in the development of several life skills too. So, why wait? This list of fun group activities for toddlers is just what you need to plan a day of exciting and engaging activities for your little one and their friends. Choose activities as per your toddler’s preferences and age to make their weekends and playtimes super fun.

Infographic: Unique Activities For Toddlers

Toddlers have high energy levels and channelizing it can be challenging. Also, it is crucial to engage them in activities that entertain and engage them and also help in their overall development. So give this infographic a read to learn about interesting group activities that help build your toddler’s motor and social skills.

group activities to engage your toddler [infographic]
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