My son is currently exploring a range of plastic bowls, tubs, pots and pans! These items always seem to be a favourite with litlte ones. He has taken a particuar liking to a wooden spoon which travels everywhere with him. To extend his development we carried out the follow activity
A range of spoons in different sizes and material. We used wooden spoon, tea spoon, dessert spoon and some plastic weaning spoons.
Attached the wool to the handle of the spoons
Hanged the spoons from a table edge securing with cellotape
We then had lots of fun touching, bashing and exploring the different sounds and movement.
This is a great activity with toddlers to explore different sounds; does using a different item to hit the spoons with make a different noise? Can you make a loud sound? Quiet sound? Is the noise high or low?
It also gives you an opportunity to talk about motion - which way do the spoons move? Do they move differently?
Other learning opportunities and language to explore:
You could also investigate using other resources such as paint brushes, flowers, buckets and spades. Do they move in the same way as the spoons? Are the sounds different?
Posted on 28th November 2019