Knock Knock
Activity for Toddlers

Knock Knock, Who’s There? This simple activity with an element of
surprise is sure to capture the attention of older infants and young toddlers!

Knock Knock, Who’s There? This simple activity with an element of surprise is sure to capture the attention of older infants and young toddlers!

Ages/Grades

Older Infants, Toddlers

 

Learning Domains

Language, Social Emotional

 

Materials

• Boxes with sturdy lids (shoe box, gift box)

• Photos or pictures from magazines of familiar animals or people

Glue

 

Activity

Activity Step 1Glue or tape one picture to the bottom of each box

 

Activity Step 2Model for the children how to play this game. Show the children how to make a fist and then knock on the top of the box.

 

Activity Step 3Say “Knock, Knock, Who’s There?”

 

Activity Step 4Open the box and see the surprise picture. Say aloud what you see.

OH – it’s a dog!

White box with Knock Knock Whose There written on it   Hand knocking on White box with Knock Knock Whose There written on it  White box opened with a picture of cute dog inside

Activity Step 5Then close the box and do it again. Encourage the child to mimic your actions. Each time, be sure to be the narrator, and say aloud, “Knock, Knock, Who’s There?” before they open the box.

 

Vocabulary Boosters

Here are some new words and phrases to introduce during this activity.

Open (the box)

Close (the box)

Take off the lid

Look in the bottom

Vary the pictures: dog, cat, bunny, snowman, baby, girl, boy, etc. Also use photos of people they know!