Finding activities to do with preschoolers and toddlers is fun, but can be a daunting task, considering the short attention span most toddlers and preschoolers have. These monthly activity plans for preschoolers and toddlers provide an activity idea for every day of the month. This month? March. March is full of great activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Check out these 31 toddler and preschooler activities: one for every day of the month of March.
March 1st: March comes in like a lion so make some fun lion masks today. Just cut brown construction paper into strips. Cut a “mane” out of each strip by cutting ¾ of the way down the strip every half inch. Next, affix the construction paper to a round paper plate. Draw on a lion face and you have a fun toddler or preschooler lion mask to ring in March with.
March 2nd. Today is Read Across America day created in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Celebrate Dr. Seuss with your toddler or preschooler by visiting your local library for special events and to check out Dr. Seuss books.
March 3rd. March in the month of March by learning the song, “The Ants Go Marching.” Your toddler or preschooler will love it.
March 4th. Some of us march to the beat of a different drummer. Raid the kitchen cabinets for pots and pans then add spoons (metal, wood, plastic, etc). Yes, it will be loud, but it will be great fun for your toddler or preschooler.
March 5th. Try cooking together today! Deviled eggs in a bag are an easy and wonderful recipe that your toddler or preschooler can really help with.
March 6th. Get out your food coloring today. There are tons of great activities for toddlers and preschoolers involving simple food coloring. Check out some ideas for food coloring activities here.
March 7th. Make a parade today right in your house. Work together with your toddler or preschooler to collect all of the stuffed animals and/or dolls in the house. Place them in a line all throughout the house and put on some music for a parade! Then see who can collect and put away the stuffed animals the fastest.
March 8th. March is National Craft Month. Get into the month by starting a scrap craft box and letting your toddler or preschooler get creative with his own crafts.
March 9th. Think spring by planting a little seed in an indoor pot. Choose something simple like a pea or bean and watch it grow.
March 10th. Bring a glimpse of spring into the house by purchasing three white carnations. Place the three carnations in three vases, each with water tinted with different colors of food coloring. Check out the petals of the carnations day after day and watch what happens!
March 11th. While it’s still way too cold to do outdoor activities, try some fun water play indoors. Fill the tub with different sized containers and utensils from the kitchen. Let your child play in the buff, or put on a swimsuit for a real taste of warmer weather and splash away.
March 12th. Visit the local dollar store for some brand new coloring books. Enjoy coloring some new characters and only spend a few dollars.
March 13th. Butterflies will return soon so while you’re waiting make your own! Check out these instructions for tie-dyed coffee filters that make great butterflies.
March 14th: Go through your child’s clothing and remove all of the items that no longer fit. So this doesn’t sound like an activity for toddlers and preschoolers? You’d be surprised! Let your little one help you sort. Ask for the “green shirt” or the “white socks.” You will be amazed how helpful your toddler or preschooler can be and you’ll get a much needed chore out of the way before Spring cleaning even sets in.
March 15th. If you have a garage, back the cars out and create a big open space for your toddler or preschooler to use for some fun physical activity. Break out the jump ropes, hula hoops, and balls and have fun getting in some great physical activity!
March 16th. Mid-March is when spring fever really begins to set in. Adults and children alike can sometimes start to feel some cabin fever from the long winter. Plan a day trip to an area attraction you can enjoy indoors: a greenhouse or conservatory, art museum, or even an indoor water park will keep the winter blues away.
March 17th. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! While your little one is sleeping use green tempera paint to leave some “leprechaun footprints” on a window. Just make a fist and paint the outside of your fisted hand and pinky finger. Make little prints and then add dots for toes. They look very similar to footprints. When your little one gets up from napping let him discover the footprints then exclaim that a leprechaun must have visited. Have some treats ready that the leprechaun left behind.
March 18th. Break out the Easter decorations. Start looking forward to this holiday by letting your toddler or preschooler help you decorate.
March 19th. Now that the Easter decorations are out, it’s time to put away snowmen, snowflakes, and other winter decorations. Let your child help by spotting the winter items throughout the house and transporting them to the appropriate storage containers.
March 20th. Make peanut butter clay and sculpt today. Just mix peanut butter and dry milk until the mixture resembles dry clay. Let your child mold and sculpt, and taste a bit too!
March 21st. Make your own memory game. Print off pictures from the computer of some of your child’s favorite items. Then cut them apart to create a classic memory game. Your child will love it.
March 22nd. Use sanitizing wipes on all the toys today. Let your toddler help out. Little ones love to help clean.
March 23rd. Go out to a special lunch or dinner with your toddler or preschooler. Let him pick the restaurant and enjoy being together, just the two of you.
March 24th. Make a fort. Take the couch cushions off of the couch and form a tent shape out of them. Then drape a flat sheet over half of the structure. Your child will love playing in his homemade fort.
March 25th. Try some computer time. Check out www.fisherprice.com for some fun games that are appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers.
March 26th. Write a friend or relative. Get out the note cards or stationary and write a nice note to a friend. Let your child be involved by creating a picture using crayons or color wonder markers.
March 27th. Talk a walk. Weather permitting, get outside today and take a walk together. The fresh air of spring on the way will be wonderful!
March 28th. Start some spring cleaning by going through your child’s toys. Tell him how you want to donate some of his toys for boys and girls who don’t have any toys. See if he will give up one or two toys for charity. This is a great first lesson in giving.
March 29th. Blow up several balloons today and enjoy hitting and throwing them throughout the day. Choose balloons of different colors and shapes if possible.
March 30th. Do some shopping today. Visit the mall with your little one. Buy a cookie. Pay $.50 for him to ride one of those fun little cars. Spoil him a little bit.
March 31st. Hopefully March will be going out like a lamb. For this special last day of the month cut a simple lamb shape out of white paper. Let your toddler or preschooler stick cotton balls all over his lamb using glue.
Enjoy these activities for toddlers and preschoolers for every day of the month of March. If you enjoyed this daily activity guide, check my content producer page for more activity ideas for every day of the year as the months progress.