Monday, April 19, 2010


Family Place mats
Before you know it your toddler will be moving from their high chair to the table.

Materials: Pictures of each family member, paper and clear shelf paper

Mount each individual picture onto an 8x11 piece of paper. Then draw an outline for the cup, plate and silverware. Then cover each place mat with clear shelf paper to them waterproof.

Learning: Matching game (cognitive), Independence

Balls and Nets

Materials: Plastic golf balls, goldfish net and a plastic colander

Place some plastic practice golf balls into the tub or sensory table. You’re welcome to try ones with holes and ones without. Then let your toddler fish them out and count them together as your child takes them out.

Learning: Hand and eye coordination and pre-math

Grocery Bag Blocks

Materials: Paper grocery bags, old newspaper, wide tape, crayons or markers.

Let your toddler help you tear and crumple old newspaper and then stuff each bag about half full with the newspaper. Fold the top over and securely tape it shut to make BLOCKS. Make at least four or five. Then decorate them.

Learning: These blocks stack and topple safely, give your toddler opportunities to reach, bend, build and kick.

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