Looking for a simple and cheap ways to keep your toddlers busy? We have put together a collection of 33 very simple activities with drinking straws you can use with your toddlers (and older kids too!) any day of the year!
You will find here ideas to use drinking straws for activities that will promote many different types of learning through fun: fine motor skill practice, sensory play, simple math and building games, easy crafts and so much more!
Who would have though there are so many things to do with something as simple as straws?!
Pick a pack of drinking straws and have fun!
Let your little one create a work of bubble art with this Bubble Painting activity.
Give your kids the chance to play soccer indoors with this Child Development Activity #1: Straw Soccer .
Create Mustache Straws with your drinking straws and become another character for some entertainment fun.
Keep their little hands busy with this mess-free Playdough Sensory bag.
Give them the chance to make their own Straw Beads Necklace.
Let them explore and learn with these Straw Activity Ideas.
This is another simple activity, but this Simple Straw Drop will keep a toddler entertained for a long time.
Do you have a child that needs some calm down time? Create this No Liquid Calm Down Sensory Bottle.
Help your child be prepared for the festivities with their own Homemade Maracas.
This simple Drinking Straws Fine Motor Practice is an engaging activity.
Make some bridges using straws and see how much they can hold.
Here’s some more Straw Jewelry Making ideas to consider doing.
Have your kids create words with straws.
Making Straw Rockets is easier than you may realize.
Enjoy a tunnel race with pom poms.
Let your little one create an artistic Painting Piece with Straws.
Teach your little one some Fire Safety Skills with these fun projects.
This Colored Pasta activity will give them loads of fine motor skills.
Help your kids make a Homemade Kite using straws.
Find out how you can use Contact Paper Art with straws.
Create these beautiful Drinking Straw Butterflies.
These Easy Pipe Cleaner Pals will be a good friend.
Create these Straw Flutes with your toddler and let them make music for you.
Scissor Activities Cutting Practice for kids is quite beneficial.
Let your little hands learn how to do Straw Weaving in this tutorial.
Here’s another form of Straw Maze fun to consider doing.
Make your own Fireworks Painting.
Give you child the chance to be in the Olympic Straw Javelin event.
Make Straw Flowers for your toddler to give to those they love or someone in a nursing home.
Let your kids have a Straw Race on the kitchen floor.
Help your kids learn colors and fine motor skills using Q-Tips and Straws.
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.