15 (More) Independent Activities for One-Year-Olds - Imperfect Homemaker

15 (More) Independent Activities for One-Year-Olds

My first post on 15 Independent Activities for One-Year-Olds has been the most popular post on Imperfect Homemaker.  I figure there must be lots of other moms who are in the same boat that I am and need something that will occupy their little ones for a while!  I decided to round up some more ideas for all of us that are age-appropriate for one-year-olds and can be done independently by the child.

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Here goes!

ball play

1. Playing with balls of various textures
household articles

2. Exploring household articles
Sticky Table 3. Sticky Table Musical Pots 4. Musical Pots Cardboard Tunnel  5. Cardboard box tunnel         Felt Board 6. Felt board play Homemade Drum 7. Homemade Drum Busy Board 8. Homemade Busy BoardPom pom tube

9. Pom poms and cardboard tubes (if this activity is going to be unsupervised, I think it would be best to replicate this idea with larger sized balls that won't fit into the child's mouth.)

Connect Four

10. Connect Four (without the rules of course!)

Water painting

11. Water Painting

Emptying baskets

12. Emptying baskets

 jars and lids

13. Jars and lids

ball pit

14. Homemade ball pit

Toys for one-year-olds

15. Toys!  There are lots of toys that you can buy that are educational, and you don't have to take the time to make anything.  Here's my list of 10 toys for one-year olds.

What activities do you use for your little ones when you need them to play by themselves?

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Additional activities:



oneyear-old toys

The ultimate resource:

Kids play at day care. Two toddler children build tower of colorful wooden blocks. Child playing with toy train. Educational toys for preschool and kindergarten.

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