Activities for 12 to 18 months old toddler

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12 - 18 Months, Kids Activities

Activity Id:1

Activity Name :Transferring objects

Benefits: Hand-eye coordination, Great Sensorial skill and Fine motor skill development.

Required age: 12 to 18months

Method 1: Ball/pom pom Transfer

Materials Needed:  Cardboard/unused container. (Make 1 or more holes), Ball/pom pom , Muffin, Tray, Bowls

  • Keep a bowl of Pom Pom/Balls and muffin tray.
  • Allow your kid to pick the ball and put in the muffin tray.
  • Keep bowl of Balls and poked cardboard or container.
  • Allow your kid to pick ball and put it in the hole.

Materials Needed:Cardboard/unused container. (Make 1 or more holes),Ball ,Muffin tray, tongs

Required age: 16 to 18 months

  • Keep a bowl of Balls, tongs and muffin tray.
  • Allow your kid to pick ball using the tongs and put in the muffin tray.

 

Method 2: Spoon transfer

Materials Needed:Cups and spoons. 

Required age: 12 to 14 months (Or once the kid started to sit on their own)

  • Keep some spoons in a tumbler and one empty tumbler
  • Allow your kid to pick the spoon and transfer it to another one.
  • We can try this activity in restaurants during the wait time.

Method 3: Ball transfer

Materials Needed:Empty water can, balls, ladle

Required age: 12 to 18 months

  • Keep the water can and ball basket.
  • Allow your kid to pick the ball using hand/tong/ladle and transfer it to the Water can.

Method 4: Button /popsicle drop

Materials Needed:Popsicles, Large buttons, Straws, Container (make someholes which fits them).

Required age: 12 to 18 months

  • Keep the Popsicles/Straw/ Large Buttons and container with a hole as per the size of objects to be transferred.
  • Allow your kid to pick the Popsicles/Straw/ Large Buttons and dropit.

 

Method 5: Legume Transfer

Required age: 15 to 18 months.

Materials Needed:Legumes, ladle, empty container.

  • Provide a cup of legume, empty cup, and a Ladle.
  • Let the kid transfer it from one bowl to another.

Method 6: Water transfer

Required age: 12 to 18 months.

Materials Needed:Bowls, water and cup

  • Keep two bowls (one with water and another being empty), ladle /spoon/Small cup.

  • Let the kid transfer the water back and forth.

My daughter loves to play with water and this is her all time favorite activity.

Method 7: Water transfer

Required age: 15 to 18 months.

Materials Needed:Bowls,Water and Scrubber

  • Keep two bowls (one with water and another being empty).
  • Let the Kid dip the scrubber in water and squeeze the water in empty bowl.

Method 7: Ball Transfer

Required age: 15 to 18 months.

Materials Needed:Water, bowls, balls and ladle

  • Fill up the vessel with water and put some balls in it.
  • Let the kid transfer it using ladle /spoon.

Method 8: Toy egg transfer

Required age: 12 to 18 months.

 Materials Needed:Toy egg, tray and tongs.

  • Keep a bowl of toy eggs and egg tray.
  • Allow your kid to pick the egg and arrange in egg tray using hand or tongs.

Method 9: Ball Transfer

Required age: 16 to 18 months.

Materials Needed:Big Cardboard with some holes, Balls

  • Take one big cardboard and poke some holes on the sides.
  • Make the kid sit in the cardboard and let them do some ball transfer activity.

Activity Id:2

Activity Name : Stacking objects

Benefits: Hand-eye coordination,Fine motor skill development, Creative and free play, Balance control.

Required age: 12 to 18 months

Materials Needed:Paper cups, steel tumblers, Cups, bowls Measuring cups.

•    Give the items one at a time. Day1- Paper cups,  Day2-Steel tumbler etc.

•    Let the kid do some stacking work, and they can do some more free play with the same.

Activity Id:3

Activity Name : Container Play

Benefits: Hand-eye coordination, Great Sensorial skill ,Fine motor skill development,Co-ordination, develops concentration.

Required age: 15 to 18 months

Materials Needed:Different types of containers readily available at home

Keep the container and lid separately. Let the kid try each of them and match the correct container and lid together. They will open and close the lid several times and enjoy it. Trust me, this activity will keep them busy for more than 30 min. Nowadays, more than me she’s an expert in finding the correct lid for every other container.

Activity Id:4

Activity Name : Treasure Basket.

Benefits: Great Sensorial skill by exploring different textured materials, Language development.

Required age: From 8 month onwards or once baby started to sit on their own.

Materials Needed:Different types of some random and safe items readily available at home.Various textured cloth (Silk, cotton, wool etc.) , Tray filled with kitchen items (Spoons, tumbler , ladle etc.) , empty container etc.

Fill the tray with those items. Kids will touch, explore the items and they will have lots of fun with this activity.

Activity Id:5

Activity Name : Building Blocks

Benefits: Fine motor development, Great open ended and pretend play

Required age: 15 to 18 months

Materials Needed:Building blocks.

  • Kids will do lot of free play with building blocks.
  • My daughter built this park along with her grandmother by using these building blocks.

Activity Id:6

Activity Name : Play with Keys

Benefits: Fine-motor development, concentration.

Required age: 15 to 18 months. Or once kid started to stand on their own without support.

Materials Needed: Keys and key stand.

           Provide a key stand and some keys. Let the kid figure it out and play for some time. My daughter has played with this for more than one week.

Activity Id:7

Activity Name : Random Play

Benefits: Fine-motor development, concentration, Hand-eye coordination.

Required age: 12 to 18 months

Materials Needed:Ice cream mould, Plastic eggs, lock&keys, and tray

  • Provide egg tray and some plastic eggs
  • Let the kid arrange provided eggs in the egg tray.
  • Open and close of the eggs.
  • Take out the lid and put the same, back in ice cream mould.
  • Play with lock and keys (My daughter loves it).

Activity Id:8

Activity Name : Scribbling

Benefits: Fine-motor development, concentration, Hand-eye coordination.

Required age: 12 to 18 months.

Materials Needed:Note , pen, empty card board, washable markers .

Provide the material and let the kids scribble by themselves. They love to enjoy this activity and its much helpful for development of writing skills later in their age. Never attempt to hold baby’s hand and make them write. That’s not necessary at this age. Let them do it on their own.

Activity Id:9

Activity Name : Play with magnets

Benefits: Fine-motor development, concentration, Hand-eye coordination, free play

Required age: 12 to 18 months.

Materials Needed:Fridge and Fridge magnets.

  • Provide some fridge magnets.
  • Let the kid have some fun by pasting and removing the magnets.

Activity Id:10

Activity Name : Puzzles

Benefits: Fine-motor development, concentration, Hand-eye coordination, Cognitive skills.

Required age: From 16 months onwards.

Activity Id:11

Activity Name : Walk over different textured material

Benefits: Great sensorial activity and gross motor skill development.

Required age: 12 -18 months (Or once baby started to walk w/wo support).

  • Place some floor mats, bubble wrap.
  • Let the kid walk over them.

Activity Id:12

Activity Name : Stickers

Benefits: Great sensorial activity and Fine motor skill development.

Required age: 12 months onwards.

Materials needed:Store bought stickers and empty note.

  • Provide stickers.Ask the kids to peel and paste it in another empty paper.

Activity Id:13

Activity Name : Flash cards and posters

Benefits: Language development.

Required age: 12  months onwards.

            Flashcards are useful for language development. Kids can get an idea of different objects.

Activity Id:14

Activity Name : Buckle play

Benefits: Fine motor skill, concentration

Required age: 12 -18 months.

            Provide some buckles and let them open and lock it back. My daughter loves this activity.She can’t open still but can lock it.

Activity Id:15

Activity Name : Doctor Set

Benefits: Fine motor skill, pretend play, develops imaginary skills, language development(as we talk about various item inside the set), open end play,

Required age: After 15 months.

            Provide the doctor set and let them explore it. 

Activity Id:16

Activity Name : Random play

Benefits: Fine motor skill, pretend play, develops imaginary skills, open end play,

Required age: 12 to 18 months

            Provide some random safe item available at home. Let them explore it. She just removed and kept the blocks back and forth.

Activity Id:17

Activity Name : Walk over the pillow

Benefits: Develops Gross motor skill

Required age: 12 to 18 months.

      Arrange some pillows on the floor and allow the kid to walk over it. They love to do it. Perfect exercise for those cute little legs.

 

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