Oct 7, 2008

Toddler Tuesday

Toddler Tuesday - a day to share activities suitable for Toddlers, ages 18 months to 4 years. Join Toddler Tuesday by posting an activity on your blog, and come back here and tell us about it in COMMENTS. Feel free to "right click" on the Toddler Tuesday banner to use on your blog. Paper Cup Stacking - Warning! Giggles Guaranteed! Buy a bag of cheap 100-count paper or plastic cups (check your local dollar or discount store), and you've invested a very small amount of money in a toy that will be a favorite for several years! From the age of 18 months to 7 and 8 years, my two kids loved to stack paper cups. They made walls to knock down with cars, they made castles and houses and garages. They stacked to see how high they could stack. Grandson Brayden loves his cups. Just like his Mom and his uncle, he stacks to knock the cups down, just to stack them all over again. If he can get Joey the Killer Cat to knock them down, so much the better! Grandson Brayden is currently fascinated with several things - cars, trains and guitars. I found this great activity on Family Fun web site, and plan on trying it tomorrow with Brayden. RACE CAR PAINTING CRAFT MATERIALS: Large sheet of white paper Masking tape Toy cars Washable, nontoxic tempera paint 1. Before you begin: Cover your work surface with paper, keep wipes handy, and wear a smock or old clothes. 2. Begin by taping a piece of paper to a kids' table. Squeeze or dribble a line of tempera paint onto the paper. 3. Now let your child drive his toy cars through the paint and over the plain paper 4. Keep the fun going! When the raceway fun is done, fill the kitchen sink with soapy water, grab a rag, and have a car wash! What's your Toddler's favorite activity these days? Share on your blog (or in comments if you don't have a blog) and come back and leave your posting address. FRUGAL AND SIMPLE CHILD'S ART SMOCK Brayden and I have not yet done any painting (though I know he has painted with his Mom), so it occurred to me that I need to have an Art Smock for him! I found this great idea on the web - a simple art smock made from a pillowcase. You can find easy no-sew instructions on the Blissfully Domestic web site. However, since I do sew, I will change the instructions by not using the Brads they suggest, but instead sewing a seam where the Brads are located, both front and back, and thus creating some pretty cool pockets!


Lisa said...

The paper cup thing sounds fun...maybe I'll try it at the office today. LOL :)

Grammy said...

I saw on you list for thursday you have
Samosa's - Small pastry triangles filled with potatoes and peas.
I would love to see a picture of this and know more about it if it not to much trouble. Thanks.

Karen said...

Emily (14 month old grand-daughter) loves to play with plastic cups too! Her mom has a cupboard dedicated to her - tupperware, plastic cups, plastic utensils. Her favorite thing is to take out the stack of plastic cups and separate each and every one. But she hasn't quite figured out how to stack them back together!