Monday, September 10, 2012

Toddle Along Tuesday: Unconventional Toys



It's Toddle Along Tuesday time! This week's topic is unconventional toddler toys. Well, tot school is all about unconventional toys. As those of you that follow us on Facebook know, this past weekend I shared that we had brought out the baby-food squeeze pouch lid game that Henry and I had played with back in purple week.

It was a huge hit then and an even more enormous hit this weekend. So, I figured I should dedicate a post to it! 

To make, you'll need: 

Squeeze pouch lids 
Empty deli {or similar container} with lid 



Then, all you need to do is cut a hole in the middle of the lid of the deli container. I traced one of the squeeze-lids and cut it the exact same size. 

The trick, I found, is to make it more of a challenge to get the lid into the container -- there is something satisfying about popping it in for Henry. Of course, you could always make it bigger, if your toddler was having a difficult time. 

Henry {and several of his friends} played with this game for a really long time! Seriously, it's worth the effort. Plus, I'm sure we can all figure out tons more uses for those squeeze lids over time! 

What unconventional toys do your kids play with? Link up and share! 


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10 comments:

  1. Great idea! Liam loves stacking his squeeze pouch lids. I'm sure he would love this.

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  2. I saved a bunch of these but have never given them to Carina to play with. I'll try it!

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  3. What a great idea---I would have never thought of that!

    -Julie
    http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

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  4. great idea! The babies love these, but i always just end up taking them away. This would be a great purposeful play idea!

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  5. LOVE this! We have so many of those squeeze pouch lids floating around... great idea!

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  6. I've been throwing those things away! No more. This is a great idea. :)

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  7. What a great idea! I will have to start saving my lids! :-)

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  8. What a great idea and the colors are so great!

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  9. That is genius! I am going to start saving those!

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  10. I loved this post when I read it the other day but didn't get to comment due to something like a crying baby or trying to get out of the house on time. Glad that I came back tonight after the blog party. I think that Rex would love these when doing some sorting or counting activities.

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