Frugal Ways to Entertain a Toddler - A Bountiful Love

Frugal Ways to Entertain a Toddler

Have you ever felt bad about not buying enough toys for your kids? And most of us, find it challenging to entertain a toddler while trying to keep up with chores. Toddlers get bored too and they do have a short attention span.  There are frugal ways to entertain your toddler using the things around your house that can be interesting and entertaining to them.  Also, sometimes some households do not have a budget for mommy and me activities or to even buy toys that promise to hold their attention and spark their creativity. These frugal activities below that I am sharing are "tested" by my own little one at home.

Sticky 1-2-3 ( 1-2-3 butterflies and planes)

Since they love to pull things down, this is a good play for them to learn numbers. I printed numbers (1-4), put a tape behind the cardstock, and stuck it in the fridge ( in order left to right..1-4).  You can also do 1-10. Ask them to get it and put it in a basket. Every time he/she catches it, say the number on the

Lucy's Busy Box

It is hard to cook and wash dishes when u have a toddler screaming. As much as we want to give them our 24/7 attention, there are chores we have to do sooner or later. In the kitchen, by our pantry shelves..she loves to touch and play with everything within her reach.  Her busy box includes:  An empty crate, bowls, utensils you do not use..should be safe for them of course.

Lucy's mailbox

This keeps her busy for a while, what you need are:

  • an empty box ( can be a diaper box or a shipping box), -- cut a hole on top similar to a mailbox ( big enough so you can reach
  • mails, flyers, envelopes ( junk mails). 

Make a homemade play dough, it is easy, fun, and colorful

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough

You can make a homemade Sandbox, for only $7 


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