I came up with this activity yesterday for Simon as a way for him to practice some fine motor skills. Using recycled materials, he was able to play creatively, and this activity kept his attention for quite a long time.
I poked some small holes into a paper towel tube (very carefully!), and into a couple of paper cups left over from Simon’s birthday party. I grabbed a handful of colorful bendy straws, (I have a guilty pleasure of buying straws for my homemade iced coffee.) and showed him how he could stick the straws into the holes. He thought this was a fantastic idea!
I saved the materials in a container, and later the same day, as well as the next morning, he requested to use them again. This fine motor skill activity was a total toddler pleaser.
This post has been linked up over at Quirky Momma-Kids Activities blog.