Saturday, January 17, 2015

Toddler Poke & Peg Activities

One of the biggest challenges of having a kid is KEEPING HIM BUSY. I wish he was the kind who would just play for hours on his own, or at least ONE damn hour a day with his toys, but that fantasy is a far cry from reality. There are a million articles on being a Helicopter Mom, but what about Helicopter Children?? Children who hover and just don't leave you alone for more then ten minutes at a time! Sigh!

The Practical Mom: Toddler Poke & Peg Activities

These are a few DIY Poke & Peg activities that would keep him busy, not for an hour but for at least a while when he was a toddler (they are also a good fine motor skill practice).

Match the color and peg:
I purchased the pegs and painted a white cardboard strip for corresponding colors.


Count and peg:
I purchased the pegs and pasted circle shaped felt paper on strips of white cardboard sheets.


Poke the playdoh shape / alphabet / number:
I helped him roll playdoh into 'caterpillars' and form shape/ while he poked colorful toothpicks on each of them.

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  1. These would keep my toddler bus for a while. This is perfect dinner prep time activities.

  2. I love these ideas, especially the count and peg. That should be time consuming enough for me to prepare lunch of dinner! Thanks for sharing!

  3. So cute! My toddlers would love this.

  4. Great ideas, it can alway be a challenge keeping little ones busy. #Parenting-Pin-It-Party

  5. Great ideas!! I will definitely be using some of these with my little one as she enters toddlerhood!

  6. Love the pegs and your photos too #ParentingPinItParty

  7. Thanks for all your lovely comments! When my kid was a little over 1, my parents would give him clips to peg the rim of a pan! It was such a cute age- no need for toys or DIY anything! only pots, pans, mugs and buckets full of water were enough to keep him busy!

  8. Such very clever ideas for the little ones. Children of all ages love crafts and learning from them.

    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  9. Great ideas! The fact that they are so colorful makes them very inviting!

  10. So many fabulous ideas. My little girl would love these and would keep herself busy for hours...

    Thanks for linking up with Monday Parenting Pin It Party x

  11. These ideas all look like a lot of fun!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  12. What great learning tools! You are a fabulous mommy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.