Friday, January 7, 2011

Activities from the Recycle Bin: Plunker

I thought I would test out the idea of posting baby, toddler, and kids activities once a week and see if people would be interested in these posts. These activities would either be food related, made with items that you would find in the kitchen heading to the recycle bin, or be activity-based recipes. The idea is that they will be quick and simple things that you don't have to be an experienced crafter to pull off. I will post a few over the next couple of weeks; please let me know what you think!

This is an idea I got from the book Things to Do with Toddlers and Twos. This activity takes advantage of the compulsion of toddlers to put things into holes. You will need an empty clean coffee can or similar. Just cut an X into the lid and you have a Plunker.

Now just find a variety of items from around your home that your toddler can drop in to make a satisfying sound, making sure obviously that they are too large to be choking hazards. Look for a variety of materials (wood, plastic, rubber, metal, etc) so that they all make different noises as they hit the bottom of the can.

And that's it! Super simple, but appealing to ones and twos and when they tire of it, you can just put the can back into the recycling. Luc also enjoyed working on his fine motor skills by practicing taking the lid on and off.

1 comment:

  1. So creative! Again, Luc is a lucky one having you has a mommy. I will be waiting for the next activity with interest, rest assure.


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