10 Useful Travel Toys For Toddlers

Long haul flights can be painful especially when it is *really really* long like close to 24 hours. Now imagine travelling with a baby/toddler in tow for this long!! 

Enter amazing toys/books. 
Every kid is different so are their interests and developments. So I’ll suggest toys/books/random stuff that have helped Sammy during our long haul flights. These work great for short trips/ road trips too. 

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Activity Ideas Using Pom Poms

Pom poms are such a versatile item and they are a big hit with Sammy. We introduced it to her when she was around 13 months and we use it almost everyday since then. Pom poms are great for sensory play, learning colors and they also help them with fine motor skills. Theses are some simple yet fun activities for your toddler and preschoolers. 

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Find the bee- Toddler color learning activity


A couple of months back when Sammy was showing interest in colors, I came up with this easy activity idea which is a big hit with her . This activity is so engaging and doesn’t need much prep and fun way to learn more colors. This would be an appropriate activity for 18+ months taby or whenever your toddler starts showing interest in colors. Apart from learning colors, Sammy learned how to close her eyes as a part of the game, we quickly switched roles and she asked me to close my eyes and she hid the bee under the flower.
She picks this activity from the cubbie by herself and starts playing on her own these day while I sit in the corner and cry seeing her play all by herself and doesn’t need me anymore.
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Dates-walnut muffin using oat flour


I can’t believe I’m saying this but we are kinda getting bored of baking banana bread. It used to be our favorite but I think I need to give it a break. Enter dates-nut muffins. I have always been finding ways to make cake/muffins healthier and pushed myself to bake these muffins with oats this time. I have used 3/4th cup rolled oats and 1/4 cup ragi flour, you can use just oats or oats with all purpose flour or just all purpose flour. I have used one egg, feel free to sub it with flax egg. Here’s how I made it with some help from my sous chef Sammy. 🙂
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Spinach Ricotta Pasta

My toddler loves pasta and I’m constantly scouting the internet for pasta recipes that are healthy and delicious. One of that healthy and delicious recipes is this spinach ricotta pasta.You can also add more veggies like broccoli, bell peppers, olives to it. It’s pretty easy to make and more importantly it is toddler and adult approved recipe. Here’s how I make it.

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Garbage truck Day!

Toddler’s obsession with garbage truck is REAL! LOL I can’t believe I’m even considering to write a blogpost about it. But I’m sure ten years from now when I read this, it will bring all these silly sweet memories back. Sammy’s obsession started somewhere around when she was 14 months old. I used to show her mail vans and garbage trucks now and then ever since she was born but she became curious only around 14 months.

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Activity ideas using pool noodle

We made a quick Dollar Tree run over the weekend and picked up few stuff for Sammy’s activities. First thing that caught Sammy’s attention  was a pool noodle. She was thrilled to see it for some reason. So, I had to bring it home and do a quick Pinterest search and found so many awesome ideas. Here are a few that were tried, tested and loved by a 18 month old. For all the activities below, you need to cut the pool noodle into smaller rings like in the picture below. All the activities need adult supervision and some help initially till they get the idea. These activities helps with fine motor skills, gross motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, learn numbers/alphabets in the process of having fun is always a BONUS 🙂 

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Mexican Rice in Instant Pot


I love me some Mexican food twice a month atleast. We make paneer tacos, veggie enchiladas quite often. Last week when I made tacos, I made some Mexican rice and oh boy, little did I know that my toddler would love it so much and it’s safe to call it our family favorite. I love how simple it is yet so flavorful and it’s so easy to make! Win, win, win!! I made this in my instant pot, you can make it in a pressure cooker.  Here’s how I make it.  
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