Friday, June 19, 2009
This would be a good toddler activity: I have some of those fake fruits from JoAnns (now they are not intended for kids under 3, but it is what I had around the homestead...so you could easily replace the fruit idea with some plastic eggs or foods from the toy section) and then I had saved 2 egg carton holder parts (the clear ones are from Eggland's Best-I think the brown ones, anyhoo I ended up with 2 because it was the one where the holder folded over itself and surprise-I ended up having two containers-which has proven to be perfect...but the reg. egg carton will work) to put them in (they fit rather nicely-the lemons/limes). My nephew loves this activity...altho I do have to watch him closely...the fruit things are kinda fragile in that they could crush kinda easily (and I want them to remain nice cuz they are a part of my decor)...but he loves to put them into the container, take them out, put them into another container and so on....kept him busy this morn for over 20 mins! That is whoop it up moment! He also decided to rummage thru the tupperware cabinet to find more things to put them in-isn't it amazing how quickly those toddlers (and babies) find that cabinet in your kitchen? I don't even bother organizing it anymore (haven't for many years) because one of the babies will find and destroy it in about 5 seconds....LOL
To make a long post a wee bit shorter-putting some of these items (whether fake fruit or toys) into a workbox with a few holders would be a great activity to keep the toddler busy whilst you worked nearby on something with an older child. Plus, this is great for practicing their small hand movements/motor skills.