Read on for pictures and descriptions of all the fun activities we do daily around here! If you're a grandparent or friend, this sensory box would make THE BEST GIFT (for the toddler and the parents!). Or, if you're a parent trying to find something to do with your busy toddler this afternoon, lots of these ideas use things you already have around the house.
Colored Hurricane Bottle - Same procedures as above, but put rubber bands (these are tiny hair bands) instead of glitter. Shake it up for a fun colorful hurricane.
Stickers - even more fun!
Foam letters and numbers - Fun to use as an easy puzzle, and for older toddlers to practice their letters and numbers.
Bubbles - not pictured because we already used them all up.
Sensory Box - Dump a bag of rice (we also use dry beans) into a shallow box or shallow baking pan. Then, dump the colorful toys in. My toddler will play with this for a long time. It's fun to find the hidden objects, or just sift through the grains with a measuring cup.
A HUGE thank-you to my family
(especially Krysti and Meghan!)
for making this fun box!
What else would you add to it?
Favorite toddler learning activities?