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20 Amazing After-School Activities for Toddlers

By Selena Mae |

Oh, kindergarten and preschool.

I’m currently experiencing a love/hate relationship with this big change and milestone in my son Wyndham’s young life. Which, who cares about me? (Okay you can feel sorry for me a little bit because ZOMG the zombie toddler action! My brains! My toddler is eating my brain!) It is, after all, hardest for Wyndham right now. But enough about that.

My thoughts, experiences, ranting, and raving on that subject are for another post, another day.

What I have learned in my short foray into after-school mom-dom is this. Kids come home hungry and tired. They need to be engaged in something they actually want to do and as much as I have no qualms in letting W plunk down on the couch to watch some Netflix, I’m just not down with it being an everyday occurrence for the entire time in-between after-school and dinner.

Since we decided not to put Wyndham in after-school daycare (even though the mister and I both work from home with full-time careers), I’ve had to be creative and resourceful and somewhat organized if I want a hope in hell of still getting some work done and dinner on the table after we pick up our little man come 3 PM each day.

Some of the after-school activities I’ve included below that are simple and mess-free and then there are some others that are somewhat messier, but totally worth it. You choose!

20 Simply Amazing After-School Activities For Toddlers

Keep It Simple or Make It Messy

Click through for some ideas on how to keep your Kindergartener or Preschooler busy after the bell rings!



More Babbles From Selena…

Selena is a crafty, culinary mom. Regular writer here and on Disney Baby. Part-time mischief maker, all the time geek. Proud of her Anishinaabe roots.

Elsewhere on the internets…

Via her humble beginnings, mastering in general mayhem: le petit rêve

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Selena Mae

Selena Burgess is crafty, a culinary expert, and a professional wrangler of the toddler variety. When the chaos permits, she writes stories and is addicted to documenting everyday life. Selena is proud of her Anishinaabe roots, and is the type of woman you want to revel (or kvetch) in motherhood with. Read bio and latest posts → Read Selena's latest posts →

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