Today’s activity is so simple, it hardly seems worthy of blogging about. With young toddlers, however, sometimes the simplest things are the best and most fun! Little Sister LOVED this activity. And her biggest brother thought it was pretty fun to watch her. :)
This activity is great for teaching positional words, such as “in” and “out” as well as teaching your toddler to follow 1-step directions.
Here’s what you’ll need: a hula hoop (or two if doing this activity with older toddlers), and several balls.
1. Place the hula hoop in the center of the yard and scatter the balls within a 10 foot diameter of the hula hoop.
2. Ask your toddler to put all of the balls in the circle (hula hoop).
Little Sister thought this was a pretty fun game!
With a little prompting, she put all the balls inside!
3. Next, instruct your toddler to put the balls out of the hoop.
For toddlers who are 2 years and over, you can modify/extend the activity by using 2 hula hoops and having them sort the balls into big and small.
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