Included in this bin:
Our next activity is a repeat again just switching out star shaped buttons for hearts . 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 heart 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.
Our last activity was making hearts 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 heart shaped buttons to create hearts of varying colors and sizes. Easy peasy!