Colander and Pipe Cleaners

Sophie is a very busy toddler these days so I loved how this activity captured her interest and kept her still for five minutes!

I demonstrated how to poke the pipe cleaners into the colander and then let her get stuck in. I loved watching the concentration on her face. It was interesting to watch as she worked out where to hold them and how she could use both hands to manipulate the bendy pipe cleaners so they would fit into the holes. This activity was great for developing her fine motor skills and was really quick to set up.

I left this activity set up on her table in the playroom. She made her own way over and started playing.



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