Christmas Surprise in a Muffin Tin

 

Not too long ago, N did this Halloween Surprise in a Muffin Tin activity. It was so much fun in its simplicity, I built on the idea, and this time, I gave him a Christmas Surprise in a Muffin Tin!

I used the same muffin tin and the same bottle lids, but with the change of seasons, I hid mini Christmas ornaments and small Christmas bows in the cavities.

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

(N was 1 year and 4 months old.)

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Materials for Christmas Surprise in a Muffin Tin

  • Muffin tin.
  • Large juice bottle lids. {Ours are from Simply Orange juice.}
  • Small Christmas bows and/or mini Christmas ornaments or other small toddler-safe Christmas items you have on hand.

 

Once again, this activity was very quick and simple to set up, and N got right to it.

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

He’d never played with the mini ornaments or the bows before, and he took his time exploring them.

He tried to fit several items at a time into the lids

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

and sorted them back into the muffin tin.

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

Sometimes, he’d put the lid back on top, too 🙂

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

The lids worked great for a variety of actions. N’s favorites were using them as scoops

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

and to stack Christmas bows in them.

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

The bottom of the muffin tin gave N the chance to explore the Christmas ornaments in a whole different way,

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

but while he enjoyed the muffin tin, the bows and ornaments were clearly the main attraction for him!

 

This time, my toddler found a Christmas surprise in a muffin tin! The set up was quick and simple, but it allowed for lots of fun sensory play and learning!

 

Are you looking for other simple Christmas ideas? Here you go!

Baby Play with Christmas Lights

Super Quick Christmas Tree Busy Bag

Wrapping Paper Ornaments

Simple Toddler Activities for Christmas from Living Life and Learning

Simple Christmas Science for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures

 

 

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