All Toddler Activities
Social-EmotionalActs of Kindness Scavenger Hunt
Children will develop positive relationships with others by participating in acts of kindness.
Language WorksAdjective Fruits and Vegetables
A guided conversation with your toddler during snack while eating fruits and vegetables, expanding on vocabulary.
Let's Read TogetherAll Are Welcome
Celebrate diversity with Bright Horizons’ own Michelle Burgess, as she reads a book about a school that welcomes all children.
Language WorksAlphabet Bingo
A fun way for preschoolers to learn their letters playing alphabet bingo.
Language WorksAlphabet Maze
Children explore the letters of the alphabet while learning about construction.
Language WorksAnimal Sounds
An interactive activity with your toddler, look through an animal book or puzzle and say what each animal is and make the animal sound.
Language WorksAnimal Sounds
Explore the sounds and movement of different animals with your toddler.
Young children use their imagination as they take on the roles of various animals.
Family CookingApple Bird Feeders
Make a quick snack for birds and watch them come to eat in this easy to follow recipe!
Family CookingApple Donuts
Children learn safe cooking skills as they make healthy donuts out of apples and cream cheese in this easy to follow recipe.
STEMApple Sensory Game
An easy apple game to nurture children's observation and sense of smell and taste.
MovementAround the World Circuit
Promote development and learning by encouraging children to use large muscles to move and balance their own body.
Learn balance in this easy to setup movement activity
Help your toddler practice balance and focus in this outdoor or indoor learning actitvity.
Virtual Field TripBald Eagles
Let’s observe Bald Eagle nests! Take a virtual fieldtrip using the American Eagle Foundation's online Eagle Cams to learn about this amazing bird.
Yoga + MindfulnessBear Breath
Join us in learning this fun and easy mindful breathing exercise.
Family CookingBerry Muffins
Ingredients and directions to bake blueberry muffins with the whole family.
Use a blanket as a parachute, a fort, or a magic carpet in this simple movement activity promoting imagination.
Math CountsBlock Building Shadows
Children acquire an understanding of cause and effect in relation to shadows and light.
Language WorksBlow Bubbles
Children blow bubbles and listen for the "B" sound.
Make a bowling alley with just a ball and plastic bottles.
Children turn large boxes into imaginative structures.
Sensory SkillsBox Play
Make a sensory box from easy to find household items.
Let's Read TogetherBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Join Janette Seddion, a Bright Horizons education coordinator, as she reads and signs this beloved children's book.
Social-EmotionalChalk Obstacle Course
Toddlers & preschoolers explore movement and self-regulation skills through this interactive chalk obstacle course activity.
Explore clouds in this open-ended activity that promotes relationship building, creativity, and imagination.
Science RocksColor Mixing
Clean color mixing in a ziplock bag, and teaches problem solving as children test different ways to make colors.
Sensory SkillsCraft Stick Building
Children use craft sticks to explore letters, shapes, and buildings.
Art SmartCrayon Resist Watercolor
Draw a picture on white paper using a white crayon and paint watercolors on top of the drawing to reveal the image.
Dance with the family and learn new funky moves.
Sensory SkillsFine Motor Tactile Box
Making a fine motor tactile box for infant and toddlers using household recycled items.
Science RocksFly Me to the Moon
Science meets art in this activity that teaches science concepts about space through a variety of hands-on activities.
Family CookingFruit Smoothies
In this recipe children will count and measure fruit ingredients, observe them blend from solid to liquid and learn about healthy foods.
Language WorksGrandma’s Glasses
Play pretend in this easy activity promoting memory and observation.
Let's Read TogetherGus’s Garage by Leo Timmers
MusicHappy Earth Day to You
Free activity to celebrate Earth Day at home with your kids. Make a "birthday cake" from clay or mud and sign a special song together.
Let’s sing! Get “hello mello” with Bright Horizons teacher Brandon, his guitar, and a sing-along about how nice it is to see friends.
Sensory SkillsHelping at Home
Kids gain confidence and skills as they help at home.
Math CountsHole in a Box
Use balance and hand eye coordination to maneuver a ball into the hole in a box.
Art SmartHomemade Bubbles
Learn how to make your own homemade bubble solution!
Art SmartHomemade Finger Paint
Learn how to make your own homemade finger paint!
Art SmartHomemade Oobleck
Learn how to make your own homemade Dr. Seuss Oobleck slime.
Art SmartHomemade Play Dough
Learn how to make homemade Play Dough
Math CountsI Spy Numbers
Toddlers and preschoolers learn number identification through this interactive math game.
MovementI'm a Little Teapot
Music and movement game encouraging development of phonemic awareness, rhyming, and movement.
Toddlers paint with frozen colored water.
MovementIf You're Happy and You Know It
At-home music activity for kids from Bright Horizons educators. Watch the video, sing and dance to with us to "If You're Happy and You Know It."
Language WorksItsy Bitsy Pause
Toddlers sing along at music time with this no-prep activity. This update to "Itsy Bitsy Spider" helps toddlers with memory and speech.
Sensory SkillsLeaf Prints
Children explore plants and make leaf prints.
STEMLearning About Volume With Boxes
Children explore volume by experimenting with boxes.
Language WorksLearning Prepositions
Children use a house to learn about prepositions.
Language WorksLeft to Right Patterning
Kids learn about patterning with transportation toys.
MusicLet's All Sing
Build connections with your infant or toddler through singing favorite songs.
Let's Read TogetherLibrary Lion
Book recommendation by Bright Horizons educators. Watch or read "Library Lion" with your child. Pretend to be librarian with your own library at home.
Language WorksLight Box Position Words
Toddlers have fun and practice listening and responding to words in this parent-led learning activity.
Art SmartMake Kinetic Sand
Open-ended art & sensory activity video teaches children how to make their own kinetic sand/moon sand.
Toward a Better WorldMaking Birdseed Cookies
Toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children make birdseed cookies.
Design rafts and experiment with buoyancy.
Language WorksMealtime Vocabulary
Learn simple mealtime vocabulary in American Sign Language (ASL).
Science RocksMentos Geyser
Science experiment for preschool and school age children which displays a physical reaction when mixing mentos and soda.
STEMMud Pie Fun
Children explore texture, shape, and size through mud play and natural materials.
Children will explore sound with a variety of materials while outdoors.
Language WorksMy New Friend is So Fun! By Mo Willems
A children's book read by Amy Berens
Art SmartNature Art
Toddlers explore nature through their senses in this open-ended art activity.
Let's PlayNature Rubbings
Rub crayons over paper and nature items to see what happens.
Language WorksNature Walk Bracelets
Children learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.
Science RocksNature Walk Rock Hunt
Go on a rock hunt introducing vocabulary like smooth, slippery, heavy, rough, cool, and warm.
Language WorksNeighborhood Picture Book
Make a picture book of familiar local images to teach children about their neighborhood
This stuff can’t make up its mind ... is it a liquid or a solid?
MovementOpen Shut Them Song
Children follow simple commands, singing and moving to the song Open Shut Them.
Sensory SkillsPaint Chip Exploration
Paint chips teach children about colors, shades, sorting, and classifying in this sensory-skills building activity.
Language WorksParking Garage
Make a creative parking garage with a box and a tube.
Social-EmotionalParts of the Whole
Children will use cutouts to change their perspectives.
MovementPlant a Little Seed Music
Kids learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.
Art SmartPlay Dough Cars
Toddlers and preschoolers explore transportation, textures, and play dough.
Language WorksPoems About Home
Children gain early literacy skills with poems and finger plays about home.
Let's PlayRecycled Bottle Bowling
Fun indoor bowling using recycled bottles and a ball.
Math CountsRecycled Egg Carton Counting
Help your toddler learn to count with this pipecleaner and egg carton activity. Kids learn number names and quanity in this parent-led activity.
Sensory SkillsReggio-Inspired Sensory Water Exploration
Children use sponges, cups, funnels, pipes, and other materials to explore water.
Language WorksRhyming Steps
Children play a fun rhyming and movement game.
Let's PlayRoadway/Hiking Path
Toddlers will enjoy having a simple roadway to roll things, in this easy to setup activity.
Yoga + MindfulnessRoll and Pose Yoga
Roll the dice and count the dots, then find the corresponding yoga pose and hold. Watch the free video to learn more yoga poses at home.
Sensory SkillsSand and Water
This simple sand and water activity keeps toddlers engaged and happy.
Let's Read TogetherScarlette Beane - by Karen Wallace
Book reading with Bright Horizons Senior Writer Julie Christensen of “Scarlette Beane” by Karen Wallace.
Sing a song about the four seasons with Bright Horizons teacher Ms. Jenny.
Toddlers explore a variety of textures in this interactive sensory activity.
Language WorksShadow Box Animal Name Sounds
Help your toddler learn language through this light and shadow parent-led activity.
MovementShadow Box Scarf Twirling and Jumping
Toddlers build muscle and develop their bodies in this fun activity with lights, scarves and dancing.
Let's PlayShadow Puppets
Make shadow puppets with your kids as a fun no-prep at-home learning activity.
Art SmartShadow Sidewalk Chalk
Children use hands and fingers to creatively trace their shadow.
Science RocksShadows Grow
Activity to do with toddlers at home designed to develop a sense of identity and belonging.
Language WorksShape Sort
Sort and learned language skills as kids describe objects.
Let's PlaySidewalk Paint
Paint the sidewalk using biodegradable paint made out of cornstarch, water and natural food coloring.
MusicSinging in Mandarin
Come sing along with Ms. Daisy, who shares two songs in Mandarin.
Language WorksSnack time fun
Children learn vocabulary words for fruits, vegetables, and colors.
Language WorksSock Puppet Pretend
Build language development with this easy to setup sock puppet activity
Yoga + MindfulnessSpace Yoga
Video for children teaching a variety of yoga poses inspired by space.
Let's Read TogetherSplish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins
A children's book read by one of Bright Horizons education coordinators Gregg Millien.
Let's PlaySpring Scavenger Hunt
Go on a spring scavenger hung around your house and then sort the items by category.
Art SmartSquish Paint
Children learn about symmetry by squishing paint together.
Design and engineer towers, buildings, and other fun structures!
Art SmartSticks Rocks Shell Painting
Art project for toddlers from items already found in your house. Paint rocks or shells in this at-home art activity for kids.
Math CountsSticky Notes Math
Scavenger hunt meets numbers and counting with this fun at-home math game!
Language WorksStory Fort
Build a fort using chairs and blankets, then read books in it!
Catch the sun and see how it shines through the different colors in your window in this fun art project!
Open-ended dramatic play game for toddlers that supports language development and communication.
Language WorksTexture and Touch Bag
An activity that builds memory, focus, vocabulary, and tactile awareness, as children find objects by touch.
Let's Read TogetherThank You, Earth by April Pulley Sayre
Language WorksThree Bears Language Game
Learn sequencing and vocabulary with a folk story game.
Let's Read TogetherTidy by Emily Gravett
A children's book read by one of our Bright Horizons education and training specialists, Chandler Bruning.
Social-EmotionalTouch and Feel Box
Children explore textures using their senses.
Math CountsToy Color Sort
Challenge your toddler to match toys or items that are the same colors as the colors you choose.
Language WorksUp and Down Prepositions Game
Toddlers and preschoolers learn about prepositions such as up, down, over, and around.
Sensory SkillsUpside Down Art
Children use unusual artistic perspectives to paint.
Children use sponges to move water while negotiating their movements.
Language WorksWater Writing
Children use water and paintbrushes to write notes and draw pictures.
Language WorksWheels on the Bus
Build language with the classic children's song, Wheels on the Bus.
Let's Read TogetherWhen You Just Have to Roar by Rachel Robertson
Books and stories invite us into worlds we can only imagine. But they also increase our understanding of expectations in our own world.
Language WorksWho Is This?
Infant and toddler guessing game helping promote sense of identity and belonging.
Language WorksWho Is This?
Children play a fun game to learn names of family members and friends.
Math CountsWindow Art
Window art for kids using different shapes of tissue paper and water.
Hide plastic eggs with written yoga poses in them. Hunt to find the eggs and hold the pose.
Yoga + MindfulnessYogi Says - Animals
Movement video for children teaching a variety of yoga poses inspired by animals.
Virtual Field TripYosemite
In this self-guided tour of Yosemite National Park, children will explore its many natural wonders
MusicYou Are My Sunshine - ASL
Learn to sign and sing "You Are My Sunshine."
Art SmartYou Light Up My Table
Children use creativity and imagination as they explore and interact with paint and light.
Let's Read Together“The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates
The story “The Big Umbrella” teaches about kindness and inclusion.