As parents of litlte ones, we know that sometimes searching for baby activity ideas always seems to involve paint! If you're stuck inside and looking for something to do not involving a big clean up operation, try this simple balloon activty idea from Karen.
Who would have thought that a few bits of cellotape could be so enjoyable!
Range of balloons (different colours and sizes works really well for this if possible)
What to do
Find a surface that you can attach the cellotape onto, such as a patio door or a turned off radiator.
Blow up a few balloons to the size of your hand. Small enough that your baby/toddler can handle.
Stick the balloons on to the sticky back plastic.
Demonstrate that the balloons can come off and be stuck back on.
Watch as your litlte one enjoys the experience of touching balloons, experiencing on and off, and exploring why they stick to the cellotape but not to other surfaces.
If you feel like extending this activity, you can bring in some other materials and arts and crafts.
Using wool stuck to the cellotape, helps to encourage hand-eye coordination and develop their pincher grip. Adding different textures enhances the sensory experience.
Create an art piece using mixed materials such as tissue paper, wool, leaves, petals, ribbons, tin foil.
Let your child go wild and explore what happens when sticking on to the celltoape rather than taking off.
This is a lovely, simple activity with lots of learning opportunities. Some of the language you can use and learning points include:
Posted on 21st November 2019