I remember when my kids were younger how hard it was to keep them busy without electronics. I was always looking for activities that would help them play independently and give me a little free time to make dinner!
While my kids are all grown up now, I thought it would be fun to share some great ideas from other moms for keeping their toddlers and preschoolers busy!
Whether you’ve got a one year old, or an older kid getting ready to go to Kindergarten next year, here are some great quiet time activities for your kids!
Mix and Match Creature Blocks @ And Next Comes L
Felt Button Chain Activity @ Kids Activities Blog
Block Puzzles Busy Bag @ All Our Days
Sponge Blocks Activity @ Inner Child Fun
Easy Busy Bag Ideas @ Powerful Mothering
Fishing Quiet Game @ Suitcases and Sippy Cups
Magnetic Chalkboard Activity Tray @ Must Have Mom
Simple Salt Tray @ My Nearest and Dearest
Cupcake Play Dough Kit @ Mama Papa Bubba
Q-Tip Maze @ How Wee Learn
Rainbow Color Sorting Busy Bags @ Learning & Exploring Through Play
Bean Sorting Busy Bag @ All Our Days
Contact Paper Art @ Teaching Mama
Fine Motor Play @ Teach Me Mommy
Simple & Cheap Quiet Time Boxes @ Perfection Pending
Portable Lego Kit with Activity Cards @ Fun at Home With Kids
Simple Sticky Cutting Tray @ Pickle Bums
Scoop & Transfer Tray @ Busy Toddler
Sticky Easel @ Learn With Play At Home
Fish Tank Sensory Bag @ Adventures of Adam
DIY Zipper Board @ Laughing Kids Learn
Peek-A-Boo Sensory Board @ Motherhood & Other Adventures
Spider’s Web Discovery Basket @ The Train Drivers Wife
DIY Tugging Box @ Laughing Kids Learn
Button Tree Quiet Bin @ Hands On As We Grow
What’s your favorite activity for keeping your little ones happy during quiet time?
Tell me what you’ve been working on in the comments – I would love to come see YOUR ideas!!