Fun Games To Play With Your Toddler

There are a lot of fun games that you can play with your toddlers at home! It’s too easy in our world today to plop our kids in front of the tv or tablet, but there are some great ways you can engage with your young kids in a meaningful and fun way!

Here are some of our favorite games to play with toddlers!

Fun Games To Play With Your Toddler


Simon Says

Simon Says is a great game to play with your toddlers! It teaches young kids how to follow instructions and can help them learn the different parts of their body, too!

The game goes like this: You are Simon and you call out commands to your kids like, “Simon says touch your toes!” and your child should follow the instructions. The kids have to follow the instruction ONLY if you say “Simon Says” at the beginning. If you give a command without those words and they follow, then they are out.

You can add some funny commands, too, like doing silly dances, jumping up and down, or hopping like a frog.


Puzzles are another great game to play with toddlers while teaching them a lot of key skills: it teaches motor skills, cognitive abilities, and emotional skills like how to be patient. Working puzzles can also help boost your child’s memory.

You can also add to the fun by letting them pick out which puzzles they want to work with you! Take them to the store and find some inexpensive puzzles and let them choose their favorite designs.

One for You, One for Me

This game is perfect for younger toddlers because it teaches sharing. You can set out a small pile of toys like crayons, blocks, or stuffed animals. You can distribute the toys between the two of you while saying “One for you, one for me.” Then let them have a turn and see how they learn to share!


This is a great game if you have more than two people! You can spread out a large sheet (or parachute if you have one) and have everyone tightly hold onto a side. You can work together to slowly raise the sheet over everyone’s heads while saying, “Up, up, up!” and lower it while saying, “Down, down, down!” 

When you raise it up and say, “Up, up, up!”, you can all rush under the sheet together! This game can help kids develop their fine motor skills as well as patience and listening.


Hide-and-seek is a great, classic game that is always a hit with little humans! Whether they are hiding or seeking, they are learning problem-solving skills. 

You can also play hide-and-seek with toys or other objects. You could hide a stuffed animal somewhere in the room and have them search for it as well.

There are so many great games that you can play with your toddlers at home, these are just a handful of great ideas! Which one will you try today?