I purchased these mini storage containers. (10 for $1) I brought them home and explored the possibilities and came up with Toddler Activities Using Containers.
Our shape for the week is a square, so I chose this shape for us to count.
How many orange squares are in the container? How many blue squares?
LM would take them out and count them and then put them back in the container.
LM loves doing anything we these gems, so he loved this!
These little foam frogs fit perfectly in the small containers.
LM (age 28 months) played with the containers for quite some time.
Fill each container with the amount of beans written on the lid. Have your child choose two of the bins and create a math problem. Solve by counting the beans in each bin.
- Putting the lids on and off (fine motor skills)
- Stacking with the lids on
- Stacking with the lids off- putting each container inside the next one
- Finding objects around the house to hide in the containers
- Addition or Subtraction
- Color Matching
The Activity Mom
Wednesday 16th of May 2012
These containers (or something similar) can be found at your local dollar store.
Tuesday 15th of May 2012
Where did you find these containers--great ideas with them!!
Tuesday 8th of May 2012
So many great ideas!