Fall Activities for Toddlers – Leaf Matching

One of L’s favorite things to do outside is collect fall leaves in a little pumpkin bucket.  Unfortunately, once we get inside the leaves don’t last very long before they get dry and crumbly.  I decided to try to extend the lives of some fall leaves by laminating them — so far, it’s working! I […]

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Practical Life Skills – Opening and Closing

L has been obsessed with trying to open containers for a while now.  At first, I was hesitant to put a work like this together, because there are many things I don’t want her to be able to open — for my own sanity.  But I figured that she’s old enough now to handle the contents […]

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Halloween Activities for Toddlers – Big and Little

What do you do with all the pumpkins your toddler has scrubbed?  I created a “Big” and “Little” work to compare the sizes of pumpkins.  I placed one big pumpkin and one little pumpkin in a bin and that’s it!  L puts them both on the table and we point to the “big pumpkin” and […]

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Fall Sensory Basket for Infants and Toddlers – Gourds

We go to a local farmer’s market each week for our fruits and vegetables.  This week, they had a huge bin full of different types of gourds right by the door.  L made a bee-line for the bin and enjoyed searching through it.  I decided to update her sensorial basket with some fall gourds.  I […]

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