Rainy Day Play {2 Terrific Toddler Activities}

It’s really wet in Sydney today, which is a very good thing for dousing those awful bushfires but not so good for keeping small people happy. Spouse took the car and I have tonnes to do round here, so it’s an inside day for sure.

I set up two little activities for the Smush today. She’s tired from a busy weekend and was happy to get involved with some quiet and easy play. These two activities are super easy to set up and you can source the materials from around the home!

   Sensory Rice Play





You’ll need:


*A bunch of bowls, scoops, spoons etc

* A mat.

Pour the rice in the bowls and let your little one go to town. It’s messy but easy to clean up, and if you do it on vacuuming day, it’s a non issue! Smushy spent ages transferring the rice between bowls and generally having a great time. Next time I might colour the rice first, as I know she’d love that.

Pegs in the Milk Bottle



You’ll need:


*Milk Bottle or Carton

Smush is obsessed with pegs. Utterly and completely obsessed. So I figured she’d love this and she did! She stuck them all in, one by one and then tipped them out. And then did it all again; over and over. It’s a great fine motor activity. Make sure the milk bottle is washed out first!



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