DIY Popsicle Stick Color Pockets
DIY popsicle stick color pockets | Lovevery
DIY popsicle stick color pockets | Lovevery
Sensory activities engage the body and mind in a way that builds critical neural pathways. Here are some sensory activities with varying levels of messiness.
Taking turns comes before sharing, and your child is ready to practice that now with some adult guidance.
Cardboard is inexpensive, plentiful, and just right for a two-year-old getting into new kinds of pretend play. Here are 4 cardboard activities for your two-year-old.
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Pretend play is a great way for your child to apply their current skills and use them for different purposes.
Painter's tape and small toys can turn into a great pre-math activity for young kids who love to sort and compare.
Eye droppers are great for fine motor practice, precision, and focus, and can make an activity feel fresh and new.
Your child gets to work on their fine motor skills when your introduce versatile dot stickers.
Cracking eggs takes a bit of training, but it's a great Montessori practical life activity you can begin around 3-years old.
This game is not only good for precise drawing practice, it's also an exercise in in using descriptive words.
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This activity gets the wiggles out while giving your child an opportunity to practice counting and identifying numbers.
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A fun way to keep your child moving with challenging obstacles using just chalk.
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A scavenger hunt with a flashlight is a great way to look for fun, friendly, familiar items with a beam of light. It works great, even for kids who are afraid of the dark.
Unwrapping something can help give your child a feeling of accomplishment, joy, and satisfaction—and it’s really fun. Here are a few ways to make "found object" gifting as fun as possible.
Your child may be into pretend play these days. Setting up a roadmap with tape and little cars gives them a landscape on which to create a whole world of pretend play.
This water painting activity boosts gross and fine motor skills and is incredibly simple. All you need are paint brushes and a bucket of water.
Twisting caps to loosen and tighten them takes concentration and coordination, and can be done over and over again. This activity reuses disposable baby food pouches to allow your child to practice.
"Posting” is a term used to describe fitting objects into an opening of corresponding size. In this activity, colorful, bendable pipe cleaners fit into Wiffle balls for all kinds of posting fun.
This DIY craft activity has can be taken on car trips and stored easily for future use—and it supports multiple developmental skills as well.
In this activity, your child will push toy cars, trains, planes, and other small vehicles through DIY tunnels, creating a world of pretend play to get lost in.
This simple DIY is a great source of entertainment and helps develop gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. All it takes is a paper plate, popsicle sticks, and a balloon.
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Bring home stick and leaf collections from your neighborhood walks and turn them into paint brushes with this DIY.
Use this taste-safe paint recipe made of veggie scraps for a great new way to connect with your toddler through art.
Dropping a pom pom into an opening requires a variety of skills from a child, from lining up their hand with the opening to knowing when and how to open their fingers to release. Try it with this activity.
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In this activity, which repurposes a cardboard box, your child’s evolving understanding of object permanence is combined with a fun DIY ball-rolling activity.
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Sticky notes are all you need for this fun activity. It encourages fine motor and gross motor skills, builds core strength, strengthens hand-eye coordination, and improves grasping skills.
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Starting around 11 months, your baby will love this indoor play activity that uses clear Contact paper, painter’s tape, and construction paper.
Animals and tape are all you need for this DIY activity for your baby or toddler.
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If you were able to get some Easter eggs this year, or you have some from previous years, you can offer them to your baby to explore. They will like the bright colors, figuring out how they open and close, and watching the different ways the eggs move.
Create a starry night experience for your baby using things you already have at home.
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Sensory bottles are easy, mess-free ways to stimulate your baby's senses.
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The pincer grasp isn't just for babies. Toddlers need to continue strengthening this coordination and dexterity for future tasks.
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