Practical Life Ideas for Toddlers (In Pictures)

Per requests, these are some ideas of practical life activities to start with toddlers. I will be writing a lot about practical life this year because it’s you know… practical daily life.

These pictures were taken between 11 and 15 months

Care of the Environment

Caring for plants
Caring for plants
Wiping spills
Wiping spills
Sweeping
Sweeping
Mopping
Mopping
wiping the door
wiping the door
Washing tomatoes
Washing tomatoes
Passing over items
Passing over items
Putting on and taking off apron
Putting on and taking off apron
Refilling the fridge with water
Refilling the fridge with water
Taking food to table and feeding self
Taking food to table and feeding self
Putting away washed cutlery
Putting away washed cutlery
Sorting dry cutlery
Sorting dry cutlery
Putting lids on pots
Putting lids on pots
Putting eggs into the fridge tray
Putting eggs into the fridge tray
chopping plantains to fry
chopping plantains to fry
pouring egg into pan
pouring egg into pan
Making an omelette
Making an omelette
Egg peeling and slicing
Egg peeling and slicing
Making smoothies
Making smoothies
Juicing an orange
Juicing an orange

Care of Self

Taking off pants
Taking off pants
Trying to put on trousers
Trying to put on trousers

I don’t have pictures handy but he also started the following during this time period: Blowing nose, Powdering face, Brushing hair, Brushing teeth, emptying potty   Grace and Courtesy

Knocking on a closed door
Knocking on a closed door and waiting for a response before opening
Flushing the toilet after use
Flushing the toilet after use

Also: Waving bye, blowing kisses, coughing into elbow   I hope you get some ideas!   Live a Good Life!

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Practical Life Ideas for Toddlers (In Pictures)

  1. Thanks! I have a 16 month old too and am always interested in what you guys are doing on instagram! I am not convinced we are quite as advanced – but will definitely try introducing some of those ideas 🙂

  2. Hi! LOVE THIS! We’re working on giving our 15 month old little jobs. How old is this toddler? And can you tell me where you got the enclosed stairs the toddler uses for counter work in the kitchen? Thanks!

    1. Hello Chelsea and thanks for your comment. He is 16 months old now but the pictures are mostly from when he was 11-14 months. We use the Kitchen Helper by Guidecraft and we purchased it from Amazon.

Comments are closed.