A simple but attractive activity you can prepare in no time for your kids: creating felt board pictures. It's too easy to not try. Here's how:
You'll need several small pieces of felt and a larger piece for background to act as felt board.
- Cut car pieces from various colors of felt: wheels, chassis, lamps, even windows if you want. (or anything else you might want to make)
- Attach the felt board to the wall or onto a closet door,
- Ask your toddler if he/she'd like to make a car, and the play can start!
You'll want to adjust the amount of pieces to the kid's age, starting with less pieces will work better. You can add pieces and increase complexity later on. And secondly, the smaller the pieces, the more developped fine motor skills are required. You might want to start with bigger pieces for the first game, and then later add smaller items.
Truth be told, our toddler doesn't care about the felt house. But the car, oh that's another thing! He loves to assemble the pieces and to build it, again and again. And to take it apart, off course.
'Huuuu, mom, it's not OK!' was his reaction, staring at the the mess on his felt board.
Since then, he will put the pieces back together nearly every single time. I guess he figured he can't rely on his mother because she hasn't got a clue how to build a car, can he? ;)