Football Helmets in a Muffin Tin

 

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N really had fun with those mini football helmets in the Simple Football Sensory Bin, so I set up this quick and simple activity to let him explore them in a different context: Football Helmets in a Muffin Tin!

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

(N was 1 year and 2 months old.)

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Materials for Football Helmets in a Muffin Tin

 

I used the same five football helmets I had in the Simple Football Sensory Bin and one of the Easter eggs to fill the six cavities in the muffin tin. That’s all I needed to do to get N to come over and check it out.

I didn’t even manage to take a picture before he reached right for the first helmet.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

 

He still mouths most things, so of course there was a quick taste test.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

 

Like in the previous activity, he spent quite a bit of time trying to put two football helmets together.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

 

When he was satisfied with what he’d found out, he put the helmets back into the muffin tin, just to turn the whole thing over. He seemed pleased with himself 🙂

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

 

Again, he put a couple of the helmets back and tested gravity again.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

 

Yep, gravity was still working!

After this, the muffin tin ended up upside down. N likes to scrape random things over the patio tiles, and the muffin tin was no exception.

Turned out even an overturned muffin tin can still hold football helmets!

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

 

At this point, he decided to take both halves of the football Easter egg apart and test how the helmet fit into one half.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Quick and simple toddler play with mini football helmets in a muffin tin!

 

So much exploration and learning from such a quick and simple activity, I love it!

 

Does your toddler like to play with a muffin tin? What do you put into the muffin tin cavities to keep him or her interested? Leave a comment below!

 

Looking for other muffin tin activities?

Invitation to Play with a Cupcake Tin

Invitation to Create Play Dough Cupcakes

20 Cool Muffin Tin Activities from Powerful Mothering

 

 

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