Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Toddler Fun: Pipe Cleaner Colander

I've seen this idea floating all over Pinterest --
 It's been sitting in the back of my mind for awhile ...
and I finally remembered to pick up some pipe cleaners from the Dollar Store.

Today while I was trying to do dishes, 
Wild Man was going CRAZY ...
so I pulled this out and gave it a whirl! 
You just take a colander and some pipe cleaners - 
and let your toddler go to town! :) 
That's it!
Easy Peasy!
 It's wonderful for sharpening those fine motor skills -
but it's also SO much fun for them! :)
Wild Man LOVED it!
and it kept him entertained for at least 30 minutes.
that is HUGE in Wild Man time!
HUGE.
 I cut the pipe cleaners different sizes ---
so this was also the perfect time to talk about "small" vs. "big" - 
as well as the different colors!
 He was concentrating SOO hard ... trying to put TWO in at the same time.
He was SO proud of himself! :)

So what about you?
Do your littles LOVE activities like this?
What do you do to keep your toddler busy?
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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I will have to try this with my daughter. I know that I saw pipe cleaners at the dollar store...

    I'd love it if you'd link up to my Teaching Time for Toddlers post!

    http://philwife.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaching-time-for-toddlers-play-doh.html

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