I love throwing a little learning into even vacation days with a toddler, and here is a game that you can literally play anywhere. Simply ask your child to find something of a certain color, then start counting dramatically down from 10 to 0 until they run and touch it.
I demonstrated for Veronika the first time through, naming the brown clock and then doing a big happy run over to it. Ten, nine, eight…
She giggled and wanted to play along. Could she touch orange?
Could she touch green?
You can see how easy and obvious the game is, which means it can easily occupy fussy toddlers just about anywhere.