Here are some simple games to play with 24-36 month old children
Simon Says: This is a fun game that is great for developing listening and following directions skills. To play, take turns being Simon and giving simple commands, such as “Simon says touch your nose” or “Simon says clap your hands”. The child must only follow the commands if they are prefaced with “Simon says”.
Dress-up: This is a fun game that encourages imaginative play and creativity. To play, provide the child with a box of costumes, hats, and accessories and encourage them to dress up as different characters and play pretend.
Musical chairs: This is a classic game that is great for developing gross motor skills and coordination. To play, set up a circle of chairs and play music. When the music stops, the child must find a chair to sit on. Remove one chair each round, so that there is one less chair than there are players. The child who is left standing when there are no more chairs is out, and the game continues until there is only one winner.
Memory game: This is a fun game that is great for developing memory and concentration skills. To play, lay out a number of objects on a tray or table, and allow the child to look at them for a few seconds. Then cover the objects with a cloth and ask the child to name as many of the objects as they can remember.
Treasure hunt: This is a fun game that is great for developing problem-solving and spatial awareness skills. To play, hide small toys or objects around the room or garden, and give the child clues to help them find the hidden treasures.