This activity didn’t technically start off in a box like the other Discovery Box activities, but because it is of the same ilk I have filed it under the same name.
I cut some bottles of different sizes and transparencies so that I was left with a collection of funnels.
She loves anything related to pouring (usually water OUT of the bath onto the floor!) so I knew this would be right up her street.
I showed her how to make a funnel sit inside one of the tubs, but after that I left her to it to see what she wanted to do with the materials.
She made a fabulous mess while tipping, scooping, pouring and mixing.
Baby girl was interested in having a go too so I sat her in her highchair and gave her some boxes and a funnel and some larger pasta to explore with. It was really nice to have an activity that they could both do together for once.
I turned over one of the funnels for her and she concentrated really hard on dropping the pasta in one at a time and then re-discovering them underneath the pot.
Here is a glimpse of the mess that ensued. I was successful for about 2 minutes in getting C to help me tidy it up by suggesting we make mountains out of it (ie please sweep this up into a pile for me!) She’s getting too smart to keep it up for long
I have kept this in a zip-loc bag for another day, along with a growing odd assortment of tactile materials in tubs in the kitchen cupboard. What’s a girl to do without a classroom?
This activity is good for:
* sensory play
* hand- eye co-ordination
* fine motor skills
* measuring and capacity (early maths)
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