Hey folks! We may not have winters all that bad here in Arkansas, but I'm still ready for spring! I've already started doing some revamping of Myka's "Learning Corner" to spruce it up for spring.
I'm not sure I'm going to do a full blown sensory box for spring, but we have a plethora of pom-pom balls. They're a fun, cheap toy (at least Myka seems to think so ;) ) so I had to get those out at least! If you've been around for awhile, you know that I like taking random, well, trash and reusing it for other things. I've been stockpiling tp rolls just waiting on an idea to come to me on how to use them and so far this is the second thing I've come up with. (You'll see the first idea in an Easter craft coming up in a few weeks.)
I thought it would be more fun for Myka to use the tp tubes to scoop up the balls with, stuff the balls into the tubes, etc. so I threw a few in there. I made a couple holes in one of them so she could stuff different sized balls into them. (Side note: I can't wait to get my hole punch to make my crafting life so much easier!)
She loves her pom-pom balls...and playing with daddy. :)
This activity is good for:
-developing fine motor skills
-learning size differentiation
-teaching older toddlers and preschoolers colors
And, as usual, this list is not exhaustive. These are just the first things that popped into my head.
Please use common sense when choosing activities and toys for your children. You know your child better than anyone else. (In theory.) If it's likely that he/she is going to put small objects that are potential choking hazards (ahem, such as pom-poms) in his/her mouth, DON'T GIVE THEM TO HIM/HER! Choose a different age/child appropriate toy or activity. And please, PLEASE supervise your children. Thanks!