Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pipe Cleaners & Pom-Poms Discovery Box

OK, so this wasn't intended to be a discovery box. It just sort of... happened. Baby Bear and I were coloring when all of a sudden he pointed to the top of Papa Bear's and my desks and started fussing that he wanted something. The top of the desks is where most of my boxes of craft supplies sit. So, I pointed to these boxes one by one, and when my finger landed on the box containing pipe cleaners and pom-poms, Baby Bear gave a satisfied smile. I pulled the box down, and we played with its contents for a long, long time. :)

We spent some time gathering pipe cleaners of the same color. I also grabbed an empty paper towel roll, and we experimented with placing the items in and through the roll.

After a while, Baby Bear wanted to throw a couple boxes of crayons into the mix. So, we spent some time sorting by item. Then, Baby Bear decided to sort the crayons by color, too. He carried around a handful of green crayons for a while. I was amazed at how he found every green crayon in the pile even though they differed in shade. As it turns out, random, colorful craft supplies make a pretty good discovery box.

1 comment:

  1. I have a little girl the same age as Baby Bear and I know she would would LOVE this! What a great idea putting the pipe cleaners through the paper towel roll too!