I have a lovely collection of washi tape and Atlas has been allowed to use washi tape before. We usually use to it ‘fix’ up broken cars.
I selected some bright and geometric designs for this activity and project. Afterwards A made a tower with the tape. He ‘counted’ them as he stacked them, he also talked about whether this one was bigger then that one.
With his help I laid down some strips of tape. The activity was originally for him to pull them up, but I think he liked the look of it so refused to do that.
Earlier I had prepared an empty soft drink bottle by cutting off the bottom and giving it a clean and dry. I covered the end with some green masking tape. We then wrapped washi tape around it. A pointed and I put it on, he helped smooth the strips.
it was meant to be a telescope but A used it as a musical instrument. 🤷🏼♀️. Not that it matters because he can’t wink yet.
Both of these activities technically failed, but A still enjoyed them and that’s the main thing.
I got the ideas from Hands on as We Grow, and bought their Early Years Bundle of Activity Plans from here.
There are some great ideas, some of which I am sure I could have made up myself or gotten from a search in Pinterest but I would rather start a folder of ideas that I can just go to without much though.
2 years 4 months
Here is A folding up face washers
Here is a folded washer.
And here is A running away with all the folded towels so that he can lie on them 😅
Doesn’t this photo give you the impression that A loved this work? Putting pom poms into an ice cube tray - looks like a great idea. A didn’t think so.
This was as far as he got before he got bored and just dumped a few more in anywhere and left the rest.
I thought maybe he already knows how to do this or maybe it’s because he doesn’t like the feel of these pom poms - as we all know toddlers do have very strong preferences that change like pretty much instantly.
So later in the day I put some bells into the bowl, and left tongs out. He loves tongs, I fact last night he wanted to go to bed with the BBQ tongs. He came back to the work but not for much longer then the first time.
Anyway, this provided A with approximately 20 seconds of entertainment but I thought I would share an activity fail with you. We can’t all be perfect, all of the time.
In the meantime our cat has been eyeing off the pom poms. He loves to kick them around the house and crash into things in the wee hours of the morning.
Hi, I'm Pamela. A nail crazy lady with green hair. I live in outback Queensland with my toddler and my husband. I love books, writing and crafting. For more info about me go to my 'About' page.