Activities for Babysitting a 2 Year Old?

April 20, 2016

I am babysitting a 2 year old boy for the first time, I have never met him nor the mother. I am stumped on activites and fun things he will enjoy doing.


Do any of you have some ideas? Also, what are some tips to stop a 2 year old from crying/having a tantrum? I am 13 years old. Thanks!


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July 30, 20170 found this helpful
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Books, building blocks, water colors, coloring books and crayons, story time (keep it short) are all good activities. Don't give in to tv or electronics all day.

When tantrums happen as they always do, see if it's nap time, is he hungry, bored, or just wants his way. If it's the latter, put him in a corner and tell him that's his crying place and he can cry all he wants, but only there. Walk away, but keep an eye on him. Every time he leaves his place, put him back. Once he's been calm for a few minutes, give him a hug and brag about what a big boy he is. Hope this helps. Ask the parents first if they agree with this advice.

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May 24, 20160 found this helpful

Good question I am 13 myself and when you are babysitting little ones you need to make shure you have met the parent's it is important.becuase say the kid got sick or has aleggicts you need to have all the information including emergency contacts. and before you say ''she is only 13 what could she know''.


I went to a babysitting program 4-H camp only for the day it really helped. and when the baby is upseat you might want to check his/her diaper and if they are having a tantrum put them to time out but ask the parents first. I hope I answed your question if I didn't sorry

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May 28, 20160 found this helpful

I'm 13 too and I think you could, play hide and seek, read books, play blocks, listen to kid music, playing ball or a puppet show

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March 24, 20200 found this helpful

Homemade Playdough is a fun way to engage your little one. Playdoughs are little, cheap and fun additions to your child's playtime.

Heres how they can make one at home:



2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup salt
4 teaspoons tartar cream
2 cups lukewarm water
2 tbs of coconut oil
Food coloring
Quart sized bags
First, mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot, and stir them together. Second, we add water and oil, and add some coloring. Third, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. After continuous stirring, the dough will have thickened. And now the dough will start to form a ball. When this happens, remove it and place it inside a bag. Let the dough cool slightly, and then kneed it until smooth. Also, if youre adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the playdough well. And now the playdough is ready to engage your child's senses!

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