5 Ways to Keep your Toddler Occupied


Keeping your toddler occupied can be one of the hardest parts of motherhood! Your little firehouses full of energy need to be constantly entertained. From being woken up in the early hours of the morning till you are trying to put them to bed, there are a lot of hours in between.

It can be even harder to come up with ideas, so we are here to help! Here are some things you can do to keep your toddler occupied and the boredom to a minimum!

Do some arts and crafts

You can pick up supplies from many different shops. For some cheap crafts, Mr Price have some that are only a couple of euros each. You could always grab some chalk and let them loose in your garden!

Get some cardboard boxes

You can either let your kid play in the box or you can let them use their imaginations. Sometimes there’s no need to buy toys! Turn the boxes into robot heads, houses or airplanes! Whatever your child wants.

Bake or Cook

It doesn’t have to be a Michelin star dish but getting your child involved from an early age can be great for them later in life. Even when it comes to their eating habits. It can be as simple as giving them a cooking utensil to let them think they are helping and get them to mix things. You can get them to be a bit more interactive by making something like cookies or scones so they can use their hands, pizza or pasta bake. 

Make a fort

Get your sofa cushions and some sheets and make a fort with your child. You can set up in the fort and bring in some food for extra fun! 

Car Wash

You can get them to help wash actual real life cars or set up a station for them to wash their toy cars! Give them sponges and soap, and let them collect the cars they would like to put through their car wash!


If it is getting closer to bed time and you still need to keep them occupied, how about reading with them. Check out why parents should read to their children here.


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