This week we are learning all about triangles with our shape themed baby bins. Get ready for some 3 sided fun!
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Here is a look at what we have planned for our 6 shape themed baby bins:
Here are the details for each of our activities:
Triangle Theme Read Aloud:
Triangles by Yusuke Yonezu is a great book for introducing shapes, and also for reviewing colors and numbers. We loved the Circle and Square books the last 2 weeks, I only wish there were versions for every shape! The bright and colorful cut out pages have Aubrey all over each page poking her chubby little fingers through the holes and really getting a feel for each shape.
Triangle Themed Sensory Bin:
Triangle Heart Art:
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to use triangles to create a little heart. I cut out 20 right triangles from craft foam and traced them on contact paper to form a heart shape. Then I stuck the paper to the window and gave Aubrey a bin of triangles to try to stick and match to form a heart. She is 21 months now and totally into puzzles, so this was the perfect challenge for her. The foam triangles also peel and restick super easily so she wasn’t frustrated if she made a mistake.
Triangle Button Bin:
Our next activity is a repeat from the last 2 weeks just switching out square shaped buttons for triangles. If you’ve been following along with our previous baby bin themes, you know we love repetition. It may seem tedious to us, but little ones love predictable and familiar activities (Which is why your little one probably has a favorite book that you’ve read 752 times in a row before finally hiding it under the couch just for a break. Yup, been there!)
This activity combines threading, stuffing and sorting for all kinds of fine motor fun. I filled our bin with triangle shaped buttons, lacing thread and colored bowls with lids. I cut slots in the lids of each bowl large enough for the buttons to be pushed into. Aubrey used the strings to thread button necklaces which required LOTS of concentration. She also pushed buttons into bowls and even tried to sort by color a bit.
This bin was super fun and easy to set up and explore. I first flipped our clear tray over and used a dry erase marker to draw 2 large triangles on the back (so they wouldn’t be erased while we played) Then I grabbed a handful of glow sticks and had Aubrey help me crack and shake them all to make them glow. Then we headed into a dark room and Aubrey tried to place the glow sticks on the triangle outlines to build each one.
Triangle Play Dough:
Our last activity was making triangles with play dough. (I know just like we did last week, repetition is good for little minds remember!) I rolled out a few colors of play dough and Aubrey used rollers, cutters, and triangle shaped buttons to create triangles of varying colors and sizes. Easy peasy!
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