Free And Cheap Toddler Entertainment Ideas.

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Do you have a day to while away the hours together? Lucky you! Why not enjoy it with some of these free or cheap ideas!

  • Poster Paints
  • Cardboard Box castles
  • Slime (Mix 2 cups of Cornflour (cornstarch) to 1 cup of water, and a few drops of food colouring)
  • Paint on the fence with water
  • Grow a potato patch
  • Make musical instruments out of household recyclables.
  • Play Dough (Easy Peasy No Cook Playdough recipe)
  • Bake a cake together (or biscuits, or a yummy slice!)
  • Dance
  • Sandpit play
  • Create a fairy garden (Little seedlings, a few coloured fairy stones, and lots of imagination)
  • Make an obstacle course
  • create a story book
  • Organise photos into albums and talk about the people in them
  • Make a macaroni necklace.
  • Fingerpaint
  • Marble paint (put marbles in icecream containers with some poster paint, then roll them over a big piece of cardboard)
  • String paintings (same as the marbles, except drag some string)
  • Play in the mud together!
  • Visit the park, and play!
  • Create puppets (dishmops are great !!)
  • Hold a concert

You’re creating a lifetime of memories, just by being with your child. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to entertain them, and quite frankly, the creative and free stuff, is much more fun than all the money spent. Enjoy yourselves!

Children Remember our Presence, not our Presents.