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Easy Toddler Activity To Make

I have something for you! An easy toddler activity to make and play.

The winter months can be tough when you’re trying to keep your child entertained. I, for one, have been struggling to keep my toddler’s attention lately. There are so many toys out there, but I find he likes to play with anything that ISN’T a toy. I know my fellow moms can relate!

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Toddler Bunny Game

I don’t want to give him more screen time, but instead, find ways to keep him engaged and the wheels in his brain turning without buying another toy he probably will lose interest in quickly. 

I kept coming across this “feed the bunny” activity on so many social platforms and thought it would be a fun project to spark learning and discovery. Plus, it looked easy and cheap enough to give it a try. I had all the materials already at home, too! If you’re looking for a cheap, fun, and easy activity to help your toddlers beat cabin fever, too, this “feed the bunny” kids activity will help keep your kids engaged.

Come with me to make a toddler craft project with easy step-by-step instructions below!

 

Purpose of the game:

To teach fine motor skills and cause and effect while having fun! For reference, my toddler is 16 months old and really has fun with it. 

If your child is a little older, you can use it as a way to learn basic counting or the alphabet. You can simply label each carrot with a number or letter.

We’ve had this toddler activity for over a week now, and he has played the game every day! It’s so easy to create, and most of the material for this easy toddler activity you can find lying around the house. 

 

Age range is 15 months+

Time to make: 30 minutes if using paint. 15 minutes if using something else.

Material needed:

Other material ideas:

  • You can use anything from an Amazon Box, a gift box, paper bag, to a cereal box. Whatever you have lying around, use it!
  • I personally used paint by Crayola. I made this during my toddler’s nap time and was in no rush, but if you don’t want to wait for the paint to dry, I suggest using markers or crayons instead. You can get the paint from Amazon.
  • You can use scissors to cut everything, but an X-Acto knife is much easier to use. Get one for $6 here.
  • For the “belly storage”, I used a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie and Duct tape, but any tape and baggie works. You just need to make sure the baggie stays up and isn’t too deep.
  • The original video I saw for this toddler project used green and orange pipe cleaners. Such a cute idea, but I didn’t have any on hand, so just used cardboard. If you have the pipe cleaners on hand though, try it out!

Other animal ideas:

You don’t have to create a bunny! There are so many fun options to choose from, and you can really do this with any animal you want.

Here are some other cute ideas:

  • Monkey and bananas
  • Dog and milk bones
  • Mouse and cheese
  • Chipmunk and acorns
  • Elephant and peanuts
  • Bear and berries

You could even draw a kid, and make food from each of the food groups. This would be good for older toddlers to teach about the food pyramid.

Okay, now for the easy toddler activity to make instructions on how to make the “feed the bunny” toddler activity!!

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Take your cardboard box and outline a bunny 
  2. Color in bunny with the white, outline it with black and use the pink for the nose, a tail
  3. Next, cut out the mouth. Make the hole is big enough to fit the carrots through. Now cut the belly. Make it big enough so you can see the carrots in the belly
  4. Tape a baggie to the back of the belly. Make sure it isn’t too deep, or you won’t be able to see the carrots in the belly.
  5. Color the carrots and cut them out. 
  6. Optional: I used painter’s tape to tape it to the wall, so the mouth was eye level with my toddler. He ripped it off quite a few times lol, so the painter’s tape also helped protect my walls from being destroyed. 

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Side note:
The more your toddler pushes the carrot through the mouth, the wider it gets over time. So make it big enough, but don’t worry if it is a little tight at first.

 

And that is it! Now it’s time to play! My toddler LOVES this game. I can’t wait to add the numbers and alphabet to the carrots once he is a little older.

He plays with it throughout the day, for about 5-10 minutes at a time. In the week that we’ve had the game, he takes it out daily and is really interested and determined in getting the carrots in the mouth. Sometimes he tries to put the carrots in the belly but then seems to work it out that it goes in the mouth.

OH and the biggest bonus of them all…. They clean while they play. That’s a big SCORE in this household!

If you try it, will you let me know? I would love to see your creation!

About Morgan Wender

I’m a boy mom, dog mom, bee mom, lover of all things Disney, and lover of making the best out of this chaotic life of mine. I created this platform to share my life, and help normalize “big topic” motherhood issues. I hope you enjoy my mix of life, love, levity, and everything in between.Now that you know a little about me, I would love to know more about you! Find me over on Instagram, and shoot me a DM if you would like to chat!the journey

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