Welcome to another riveting installment of #WednesdayPlayday! These activities are simple, require minimal prep time, basic supplies and will (hopefully!) engage your preschooler for at least 30 minutes. I mean, that’s nothing to shake a stick at, folks. Before I share the secrets of all things toddler, I would REALLY appreciate it if you’d click over and give Ciburbanity a vote in Apartment Therapy’s Homies Awards… I blog because I love it, but… I also dream of making this site an actual money maker… which means advertisers. And advertisers respond to readers and awards and other stuff like that. I.e. your vote really really matters, and I’m grateful to you!
Since we’re all about recycling over here… our #Wednesdayplayday activity involves reusing packing peanuts. And toothpicks… which are probably not so eco-smart come to think of it. Oh well.
No way to make this activity seem complicated: using toothpicks, let your toddler stick them into the packing peanuts and then onto the styrofoam.
This activity definitely requires some fine motor dexterity to not only pinch the toothpick, but also to negotiate the ‘stabbing’ of the packing peanut.
Martha started to get a little frustrated, but that tells me this is the right sort of activity for her as it stretches her comfort level a little bit.
She stuck with it and spent a good 20 minutes building her toothpick packing peanut sculpture!
Again… can I get an Amen for those dimpled hands?! I DIE!
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