I am always trying to think of new things that interest Little Bit. Often times the simplest of things are the most entertaining. Today we played a few fun games that I created from things I had around the house.
1. Take a metal cake pan or cookie sheet and give your toddler some magnets. Loads of fun and it helps to teach them about cause. Little Bit was quite entertained by my bottle cap magnets. They were small enough for him to hold and they were not terribly powerful so he could easily manipulate them.
2. The second game we played involved a milk jug and some beads. I had gotten the beads in an attempt to let Little Bit start learning how to thread. It is a little beyond him at this point. I wanted to re-purpose the beads so I thought he might enjoy shaking the beads in the jug. He promptly took the lid off the jug and poured the beads out. I quickly scrambled for more containers. He had a very good time picking up the small beads and putting them into various containers. A great way to encourage fine motor skills.
I love simple games that I can create from objects around the house. Have you come up with any creative diversions for your Little Bits lately?