Tire out a toddler – Activities to keep little brains busy!

tire out a toddler

The energy of a toddler knows no bounds, they have a seemingly endless supply of the stuff! Whether it’s climbing, running, asking a hundred questions, or wanting to help you cook – there’s nothing more magical than watching them grow and learn. Saying that, our energy-well dried up long ago, so if you need some fun ways to tire out a toddler, here are a few ideas!

Great Outdoors

Have a look at our Island Bébé Playpark Guides, where we tell you all you need to know about some of the best playparks on the island. Do they sell food? Can you pay by card? Is there wheelchair access? All your questions will be answered.

For a real energy-burn, we recommend The President’s Kitchen Garden in Attard. This is a personal favourite as it has different sections for different ages, so even the early walkers have things that they can play on safely.

Little Chef

Keep your toddler busy in the kitchen with this super-simple and delicious mixed berry oat bites recipe by Bukkun. They can get their hands dirty with the prep, then fill their bellies with their tasty bakes when they’re done. We gave the recipe a try, and it went down a treat! Here’s what ours looked like:

tire out a toddler

Get Crafty

If you have a creative genius on your hands then a Christmas craft is a great way to engage your little one. Check out this simple snowflake craft by the talented Lorinda Mamo. There’s very little prep, but the results are super-cool and will look lovely hanging on your tree.


Burning energy isn’t always about running riot around the house, a bit of mental stimulation will tire out a toddler too. Transport them to a new world with a good book, ideally one with different textures or familiar objects for them to interact with. We’ll be posting some great books for kids soon, so keep an eye out!


Coming up with ideas to entertain your little one can sometimes feel like a full-time job in itself, and one that you can never clock-out of! We’re here to take some of the strain, so make sure to visit our site often, we’re always updating with new ideas to help our island parents!