Football Helmets and Cotton Balls

 

After Simple Football Sensory Bin and Football Helmets in a Muffin Tin, this was our third quick and simple activity using mini football helmets: Football Helmets and Cotton Balls!

This was a really random idea I had – as it turned out, the cotton balls fit perfectly inside the mini football helmets.

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

(N was 1 year and 2 months old.)

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Materials for Football Helmets and Cotton Balls

 

I presented this activity the same way as Football Helmets in a Muffin Tin, except there was a cotton ball in each helmet and in the football-shaped Easter egg.

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

N decided to approach the helmets while lying on his tummy this time. {I’ve noticed that he’s started lying flat on his tummy, often even with his head on the ground as well, more often lately. He hadn’t done much of that ever since he started sitting up.}

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

I don’t know if the cotton balls freaked him out or what, but he quickly decided {for the first time ever} that he’d sit in my lap for this activity.

First, he grabbed the muffin tin and wiggled it around for a bit, watching the football helmets move.

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

I expected him to dump them out, but he wasn’t interested this time.

Instead, he grabbed one of the helmets and pulled out the cotton ball.

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

He put it back

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

just to pull it out again. He did this over and over.

The cotton ball started disintegrating after a while, so N examined the scraps

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

before moving on to the next helmet.

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

After playing with this one for a while, he saw one of his plastic animals nearby and decided that he’d had enough of this activity 😉

 

Quick and simple sensory play for toddlers with mini football helmets and cotton balls in a muffin tin!

 

What else should we combine our mini football helmets with to explore them in a different way? I’d love to hear about your ideas – leave a comment below!

 

 

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