I asked my husband to bring home some shredded paper from work because it seemed like it had potential for some fun activities… My son and I had a blast playing with it!
Here are some toddler activities you can try with shredded paper:
Shredded Paper Hunt:
I tossed a bunch of my son’s favorite little cars into a box of shredded paper, mixed it up, and let him explore it. He found all of his cars, and then had a great time playing with his cars in the paper (and the box)!
This was a fun sensory activity. Shredded paper is by itself a fun sensory experience. By adding water to it it becomes a gross mushy mess and we loved it! I put the mushy paper in a bowl, but my son thought it was better on the floor. He had a great time dropping the paper on the floor hearing it “smack”. He repeated dropping blobs of it over and over. If our paper was more colorful I would have pressed it to make a pretty cool piece of homemade paper. But that’s another project!
If you can handle the mess, leaving a bunch of shredded paper for your little one to do whatever they please with is great fun! My son carried chunks of paper to his trucks and hauled them around the living room. A crafty kid might add some glue and make hair for a silly face they’ve drawn. Really, no limits!
Written by Adrianne