It's been a little while since we went outside and set up an Invitation to Play, so while you were in your crib pretending to nap, I gathered up a few items that would be ready when I finally sprang you out of bed! I found some black aquarium rock from our Day and Night Sensory Bin, assorted rocks from outside, and a few condiment cups leftover from our Picnic Birthday Party. I poked a hole in each lid of the condiment cups, just big enough for the rocks to fit. Once we finally went outside, I modeled what you could do with the rocks. Then, you took it from there!
*I am very lucky that you keep rocks out of your mouth.
If you didn't we would probably try this with pom poms or something a bit bigger!
|You spent several minutes (almost 30!) simple picking the rocks up and placing them into the different cups.|
|While you played, we talked about adding "more" rocks ~ cups that contained "a lot" and "a little bit" of rocks ~ rocks that were "inside the cup" and "outside" ~ and we looked at a cup that was "full."|
|You favored the black aquarium rocks for this activity ~ maybe because it had been a long time since you played with them.|
|You had a blast shaking them and making music once they were filled to different levels.|
|I tried to make the holes different sizes, so you were concentrating very hard to try to get this big rock into a smaller opening. You figured out that it needed to go into another cup.|
|Once you tired of filling them, we also tried stacking the cups!|