17 Quiet Time Play Activities To Keep Your Toddler Busy

There are times when you have got a lot of things to do and your toddler isn’t ready to cooperate leaving you with no other choice than to yell or spank him.

Or rather you need a quiet time for yourself to think things through, but unfortunately, your toddler claims that is the best time for him to wanna cling to you.

The list goes on, when a baby transforms into a toddler it almost becomes impossible for the mother to have time for herself.

But all these situations can be handled with awesome and easy to do crafts or activities which requires zero to little supervision from the mama or the siblings.

Here are 10 quiet time activities for a toddler that makes life easy for mamas.

1. Fine Motor Skills with Crazy Straws

One of the most creative and shared craft for kids.


"The awesome thing is that you can also change the shapes on these straws to make a unique busy bag."

Fine Motor Skills with Crazy Straws
Fine Motor Skills with Crazy Straws
Fine Motor Skills with Crazy Straws
Fine Motor Skills with Crazy Straws

2. build and Forget Rainbow Ice Tower Excavation

Though it takes time to set up this activity once you are done it can help you win several hours for yourself from your toddler.
All you need for this old-fashioned fun-filled activity are bits and pieces of rainbow colors, water, a tall vase or container and that is all.

Rainbow Ice Tower Excavation
Rainbow Ice Tower Excavation

3. Sponge Blocks

"The girls loved playing with these and built many exciting structures! I think they would be a great addition to our water table too"

Make Your Own Sponge Blocks
Make Your Own Sponge Blocks

4. make a Quiet Book

"A Quiet Book is normally a felt or fabric book, with pages filled with educational activities – an interactive scrapbook. The main aim (apart from quiet time), is developmental and sensory stimulation."

Learn how to make a Quiet Book
Learn how to make a Quiet Book

5. Setup A Lego Race Track For Hot Wheels Cars

​This activity will be more than fun for toddlers who loves to play with cars, just set it up for him and you have him racing through for countless hours.

Setup A Lego Race Track For Hot Wheels Cars
Setup A Lego Race Track For Hot Wheels Cars
Setup A Lego Race Track For Hot Wheels Cars

6. Preschool Science Activities With Korxx

"KORXX are made by harvesting cork without harming the trees, making them eco-friendly (it’s even recyclable). They’re lightweight, of course, and very quiet"

Preschool Science Activities With Korxx
Preschool Science Activities With Korxx
Preschool Science Activities With Korxx

7. Peg Button Art

"COMPLETE PEG ART: 48 Large chunky peg buttons (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple), 12 easy to change illustrated image cards, 1 sturdy stand and 1 transparent peg board that sets up like an easel - simple enough for young toddlers. Simply place the large toddler arts & crafts patterns under the clear pegboard and follow the color of the beads to create a wonderful mosaic with these toys for 1, 2 year old girls and boys."

Peg Button Art
Peg Button Art
Peg Button Art

8. Sticker Line-Up

"Sticker Line-Up just might be the answer to your toddler activity prayers – and bonus: there’s loads of learning going on here too!"

Sticker Line-Up
Sticker Line-Up
Sticker Line-Up

9. Handy Garden Felt Busy Box

"A lovely busy box idea, perfect for traveling or to use during quiet time!"

Handy Garden Felt Busy Box
Handy Garden Felt Busy Box

10. Book of Mormon Children's Lacing Cards

"Your kids will love playing with these Book of Mormon lacing cards. This quiet activity is perfect for young children, and with the Book of Mormon images, you can teach your children about the scriptures while keeping them entertained"

Book of Mormon Children's Lacing Cards
Book of Mormon Children's Lacing Cards

11. Sticker Shapes: for the win.

"Sticker shapes was a huge hit. A great way to practice fine motor skills and an awesome easy math activity. It works for both toddlers, preschoolers, and Moms who have an obsession with dot sticks."

Sticker Shapes: for the win.
Sticker Shapes: for the win.
Sticker Shapes: for the win.
Sticker Shapes: for the win.

12. Incredible Cupcake Play Dough Kit.

"​Another birthday party, another play dough kit. ☺ I don’t think we can help it. I mention an upcoming birthday party, and Miss G automatically thinks, ‘play dough kit!!!’

Cupcake Play Dough Kit
Cupcake Play Dough Kit
Cupcake Play Dough Kit
Cupcake Play Dough Kit

13. Color Surprise Game for Kids

"Our kids love those videos where people are opening eggs to find what's inside! I decided to use that enthusiasm to learn, match, and name colors. We used a few materials to create a fun color surprise fine motor game!"

Color Surprise Game for Kids
Color Surprise Game for Kids

14. Nuts and Bolts Fine Motor Skills Occupational Therapy Toddler Toys

"Playing with the nuts and bolts set is an easy way to help your child develop the finger and hand strength that they will need for using scissors in preschool and helps to build up those important hand muscles that they need to use in learning how to write later on."

Nuts And Bolts Fine Motor Skills Occupational Therapy Toddler Toys
Nuts And Bolts Fine Motor Skills Occupational Therapy Toddler Toys

15. Make your toddler Cut Busy Box

"Besides the initial set up, Busy Boxes require no prep. Realistically this box can last you a good couple of weeks (dependent on how keen your little cutter is). It is also super easy to replace the contents when you’re running low"

Cutting Busy Box

16. DIY Toy for Toddlers

"This DIY toy really is SIMPLE to make! You make it by simply slipping pieces of ribbon through the holes in the colander and tying knots large enough so the ribbons cannot be pulled out through the holes and slip out"

DIY Toy For Toddlers
DIY Toy For Toddlers
DIY Toy For Toddlers

17. Turkey Baster Squeeze

"Turkey Baster Squeeze is a great way to help kids develop the fine motor skills {hand strength and hand-eye coordination} that they’ll need when they write later"

Turkey Baster Squeeze
Turkey Baster Squeeze
Turkey Baster Squeeze

17 QUIET PLAY ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS

17 QUIET PLAY ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS 17 QUIET PLAY ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS

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