Sunday, January 12, 2014
Play Trays This Week
Peg and rings that I made myself. The rings were another thrift store find that I painted red, yellow and blue but left the base of each peg stand plain. I had the dowel at home and glued them into the rings.
This tray was a favourite tray with toddlers.
I watched this child match the rings to the same colour. His first attempt was on the yellow but then he changed his mind and put it on the blue.
Setting the table by matching the dishes to their drawing.
It wasn’t very popular. I’m not sure why. Maybe if all four spots at the table had a placemat to set. We may try that sometime.
Make a snowman by filling a glass jar with white cotton balls. I saw this idea on Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails blog. The snowman’s face is drawn on the jar which could be seen clearly when the jar was full.
We used tongs to grab the cotton balls and transfer them to the empty jar.
But emptying the jar was the most fun.
Number matching from Childcareland.
Clip a clothespin onto the number that matches the one on the shirt.
This was the least used tray this week. Even the parents didn’t know what could be done. More parents may have encouraged their child if I had a card with instructions with it.