Potty training may not be the most ideal time in your toddler's life, but there's no reason it shouldn't be fun. By incorporating potty training games into the process, you can boost up morale around using the toilet altogether.
It is definitely a trying time for both parents and toddlers, which is exactly why we're here! We've comprised a list of 25 different activities and ideas that will make potty training fun for all. By blowing bubbles, trying different experiments, and even drawing on the toilet bowl, your child will be comfortable using the toilet before you know it.
1. Fun Potty Training Song
There's no doubt that songs are fun for everyone! Finding a happy book that both provokes a positive attitude and provides educational information about using the toilet might be exactly what you need to get your toddler interested.
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2. Potty Chart
There's nothing better than a homemade potty chart to get your kiddos to love sitting on the toilet seat. Hang the potty chart next to the potty so they can look at their accomplishments as they go! Potty charts can be simple or extravagant; totally up to you.
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3. Understanding Wet And Dry
The days of potty training are filled with so many emotions. Surprisingly wet and dry is cut and dry for everyone. It can actually be a little hard for toddlers to understand. Use hands-on activities (like this science experiment) to help your kiddos differentiate between the two.
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4. Pee Ball
Okay, this one is a bit of a long shot as most kids aren't quite able to aim so far. But adding it into your potty training adventure might just make an exciting challenge for a competitive little boy, and any competitive men in the household.
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5. Potty Prizes
It's important to know the difference between a bribe and a reward. These two concepts can drastically change how well your child does with their potty training readiness. Make sure to always integrate rewards rather than bribes.
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6. Rocket Training
This is another variation of a potty chart, but it's a different concept. This potty training tool will give your kiddos more excitement and motivation to get to the end of the road.
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7. Treasure Hunt Potty Training
Simple toilet training games are a bit hard to come by. But, a treasure hunt is a great way to get your kiddos into all the conversations about what is used in the bathroom and why. This treasure hunt layout is perfect because provides a space for pictures and text!
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8. Potty Training Color Change
Get your child excited by adding food coloring to the toilet water. This is so much fun because curious children will be intrigued to watch the colors change. Make this into a lesson on mixing colors and making a change.
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9. Who Will Win?
Are you potty training more than one toddler? Sometimes a little competition goes a long way. Put two potty chairs next to each other, have the kids drink water, talk about how the water travels through the body, and see whose body it goes through faster.
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10. Potty Game
Holding a conversation about potty training with your toddler is one of the first steps to getting them comfortable to go on the potty. Of course, this could be done with books and other engaging pictures, BUT why not do it with this interactive potty training game? Get kids excited and comfortable with the toilet.
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11. How to Wipe?
Even if your kiddo has perfected their potty training skills, they may still struggle to wipe. That's totally understandable, but different training methods will help teach them how to wipe properly! This balloon game will help teach a toddler about toilet paper and how to use it.
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12. Graffiti Potty
If nothing is working, getting your kiddos used to spending time on the potty might be beneficial. Give them some dry-erase makers (test your seat first), take their pants off, and enjoy potty time by drawing to their heart's content.
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13. Floating Ink
Potty training should be fun! It's important to find different activities that are done around the toilet to make kids more interested in using it. Potty training moms might even like this floating ink experiment to take away from the rigorous potty training schedule and just enjoy time with their little one.
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14. The Potty's Training Game
This training kit is packed with potty training supplies that should definitely help your toddlers get there. If you have a stubborn child or just don't have the time to make various potty training tools, then this kit may be exactly what you're looking for.
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15. Must-Have Potty Training Gadget
Training for toddlers can be excruciating when out in public. But not anymore. This is one of those potty training items that should always be kept in your bag. Especially if you have a boy toddler who's rearing to go but hasn't gotten his aim down quite yet.
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16. Potty Training Bug Collection
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Do your kiddos love bugs? Well, these cool and unique bugs can be purchased for under $15.00. They're not only perfect in the bathroom for peeing but also for playing even after the fun potty training games come to an end.
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17. Wall Potty
Boys and potty training can be hard and, well, let's face it, messy. There are tons of helpful potty training boy tips out there, but this toddler urinal has to be one of the cutest! It's been specifically designed to teach even your youngest how to aim properly AND have fun doing it.
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18. Travel Potties
Toilet training readiness comes at all different times and at all different ages. It's vital as a parent to make sure your child is always prepared during the toilet training process. Bring in the travel potties for use anywhere, anytime.
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19. Potty Training Felt Book
Training for toddlers may look a little strange, but this book will not only teach them about poop and pee but also about different feelings going on in your body. Each of these feelings will be crucial for kiddos to understand and act upon.
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20. Potty Building
Some people love a good potty training stool so kids can climb up and go on the big potty just like the adults. But others have different ideas about the stools needed for potty training. Check out this footstool acting as a foundation for any tower building that may happen while your child is spending time on the potty.
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21. Bubble Potty Training
Beat training poop anxiety by keeping a bottle of bubbles beside the toilet for your kiddos to play with! Blowing bubbles will make toilet time more about having fun than worrying, becoming anxious, or rushing through the process.
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22. Target Practice
Another fun one to help your boys aim a little better. Pour really any cereal of your choice. Lucky charms are fun, too, because they have to hit the marshmallows. Learning where to aim isn't easy, but with fun training tips like this, your kiddos will have it down in no time.
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23. Potty Training Cloth Diapers
If your kids are excited about wearing big boy underwear, then skipping pull-ups altogether might be an ideal way to get straight into potty training. Plenty of comfortable diaper and underwear options have extra padding to catch any accidents.
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24. Try a Sensory Mat
Busy feet can keep kids more entertained and more in tune with their time spent on the potty. A sensory mat is pretty easy to make and is also nice to move your feet around when you're on the potty.
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25. Potty Training Busy Board
Putting a busy board on the wall right next to the toilet might be another way to get your kids to sit on the potty for the entire duration of their "go." Children's attention spans are much smaller than ours, meaning they need more things to keep them stimulated, especially during quiet moments like pooping.
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