If you're teaching your toddler the alphabet, you'll want to check out this huge list of playful alphabet activities for 2 year olds! While learning the alphabet, kids had opportunity to learn new words.
Toddler threading activity with giant cardboard beads. Could be a little project to have them paint the tubes, let them dry, and cut the tubes into smaller lengths (with some help). Add stickers for decoration and even more fine motor practice!
Made this tree with my three year old daughter (three bottom hand prints), two year old niece middle hand prints) and almost one year old niece (top hand print). Each girl helped do the finger print lights. This was such a fun family craft project!
Shaving Cream Painting is a process art activity for preschoolers and toddlers. (My 7 year old loves it too.) You need minimal supplies and I guarantee that your 4 or 5 year old child will have at least 30 minutes of sensory fun.