Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Fun Things to do With Toddlers - A Week of Activities!

We've been busy!  it's been a fun and activity filled summer, here are some of the things we have been doing in a bumper week of fun toddler activities. 

There is nothing like a walk in the woods, there is so much to look at smell and touch.  We often walk in woods but on this occasion I was more purposeful with out intention.  We would collect some woodland stuff and make it into a woodland/nature art piece. 


Boris got very excited about picking up different sticks and pine cones and putting them in the bag.


He looked more carefully at things and showed me things more than he normally would because he knew he would be keeping it for something special later.



We explored the beautiful light that seems to always be present in the woods and talked about how tall the trees were.  We noticed the way the texture of the ground changed and we off the beaten path to explore under, in and around the trees and bushes. 




When we got home I did have a go at encouraging Boris at join me in making some sort of hanging art piece but he wasn't interested so I just laid out the pieces we had collected, for him to explore. 






2 comments:

  1. That's interesting how Borris became more careful and observant as he was looking with a purpose. I'll have to try that one...

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    1. He does like looking carefully at stuff generally but knowing we were going to be keeping the thing we were picking up made him even more careful. I felt like it made the walk more special.

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