Activities for Infants and Toddlers – Button Posting

Facing a long road trip with a toddler, I decided to come up with a few works to occupy L in the car.  This button posting intrigued her because there were many small pieces and the buttons made a neat sound when they fell to the bottom of the can.  All I did was cut a slot in the top of an empty container and pair it with a bowl full of plastic buttons — don’t judge my container, I’m a hungry pregnant woman!  This is similar to some of the other works I’ve shown on here, but it requires more controlled fine motor skills to get each button into the tiny slot.

I prepared this work before the road trip, but I didn’t put it out on the shelf yet because I wanted it to still be interesting when we were on the road.  In the car, we didn’t use a tray.  I held the bowl full of buttons and she held the container with the slot.  She took each button from the bowl one by one and put it into the slot.  I made sure not to open the container until all the buttons were inside — if I opened it too early, she would start insisting that I open it after she put in each button..  Now that we’re home, it sits on her practical life shelf on a tray, and she frequently takes it from the shelf and brings it to her table.

The best part about this homemade work — I had to eat all the Piroulines before I could make it.  Oh, the sacrifices we make for our children.  🙂

 

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