Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Tupperware Games
for Babies & Toddlers
Our culture places so much pressure on parents to buy fancy toys for kids. Looking around your home for creative play opportunities, often creates more than enough fun for our little ones. What do you have in your home that would stimulate your little ones to laugh and learn?

  • Make ABC lids to match Tupperware containers
  • Make a shape sorter box
  • Let your child stack various size containers inside each other
  • Add other cups and bowls to make a drum set
  • Toss Bean bags into a Tupperware container
  • Roll a tennis ball into an empty container
  • Add other kitchen utensils to make a block tower
  • Let a child ‘cook’ with a bowl and spoon, as you cook
  • Make a matchbox car ramp with the lids
  • Play the sorting game, sorting toys into bins that hold various categories of toys
  • Use small Tupperware containers for waterplay in the bathtub
  • Roll a round Tupperware container with objects inside it, to hear the noises it makes
  • Play peek-a-boo behind the Tupperware lids
  • Trace lids and containers to make and color shapers on paper
I'm sure there are a thousand more ideas, but this little list can jumpstart your thinking.
Happy playing,

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Blogger Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

My 3 and 4 year old like to use the tupperware chip & dip/veggie platter with all the slots to sort beans, colored counting bears, jellybeans, whatever. There are enough compartments to hold many different colors and have a good bit of sorting fun.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I filled a largish piece of Tupperware with rice and it's like a portable sand table. I tossed in some old spice bottles and a few spoons and my 3yo still enjoys it. I'll start letting my 19mo play with it soon.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I just blogged your idea by linking to your post! :-) I love the list with all the various ideas!
My son loves to play with Tupperware!

1:24 PM  

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