Some activities are great for many kids from age 1 to 7 or even more. This activity is one of them. You can start with your 1 yo just by putting pompoms in holes randomly. You can add tongs to make it more difficult for your 2 yo and add simple colors for 3 yo and color patterns for 4-5 yo and then add more holes and longer patterns for 6 it goes on like this. Briefly, It’s up to you to make it easier and harder.
Have ever tried to use kitchen utensils for creating activities? If not yet, you can start with a whisk for your baby/new toddler. You can put pompoms in a whisk and ask your kid to rescue them. It is great for developing many skills. It can help your baby to be able stay in sitting position longer time. Great for crawling times, too. You can put it a little bit far and ask your baby to catch it.
If your kid has just begin to sit, then it is time to prepare a busy bin for him/her. Either you can directly put big toys into a bin for your baby or you can use yarn/rubber bands to wrap the bin to keep the busy moments longer for your toddler. It can be an amazing sibling fun, too.
It helps to develop tiny hand muscles and imagination. You can build your own building. All you need is an empty box and some straws. That’s all. 🏦🏨🏡🏢🏠Cut the straws to the size you want, make small cuts in the middle, then insert the cardboards in the straws. It would be better if you use thin cardboard.
Small world setups are great for the kids. You can use paper cups to create a very cute village. You can put led lights/candles inside them if you want to lighten your dark winter days.
You can use these crocodile friends to prepare a quick sensory setup as we did. Here are our super easy crocodiles 🐊🐊🐊🐊
They are looking for some food, can you feed them?
Garlic press, potato masher, whisk, ice-cream scoop, wavy shape potato slicer. I am sure that you can find more options in your own kitchen. But I can say that “Garlic Press” was my favorite one. MB loved wavy shape slicer.
Some activities are suitable for both little and big kids. If you prepare this activity as line tracing, so it will be suitable for 2 year olds. If you add patterns to it, so your 6 years old probably will love this idea a lot. Briefly, it was a great sibling play for my kids.
Cardboards are great for creating DIY puzzles. One of the best way of learning colors, numbers, shapes, patterns, animals, fruits and more is puzzle. It is totally free and easy to prepare.