Today my daughter declared that her birthday is tomorrow. Umm… your birthday has been over for a month now, sorry hun. And then soon after that she said, “Guess what!? Christmas is next week!” Mmm, someone is wanting more presents! haha! I love this age. Two-year-olds are excited about everything (well almost everything, I should say). It’s contagious. I love it!
Miss M and I did this last week and I really like this activity because it stretches her mind beyond a simple puzzle. If your toddler mastered a simple puzzle, then this activity is a perfect new challenge.
Puzzle Scavenger Hunt
One thing I just love about this activity is that it’s so simple! Puzzle sensory bin is a fun activity for children to learn about shapes, colors while developing their fine motor skills.
All you have to do is add rice in the bin. Then add the puzzle pieces and voila! Put your kid to work! This is a great practice for recognizing colors and shapes.
If you want to add color to the rice. All I did was separating a cup of rice in four bowls. Then put few drops of different food coloring in each bowl. Add more drops of food coloring if you want the color to be more vibrant.
- Fine motor, control, and coordination
- Mathematics: recognizing shapes and their characteristics
- Imagination and creativity
- Sensory stimulation
- Problem solving and trial and error – over coming challenges