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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!
(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.
He still mouths most things, so of course there was a quick taste test.
Like in the previous activity, he spent quite a bit of time trying to put two football helmets together.
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 🙂
Again, he put a couple of the helmets back and tested gravity again.
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!
At this point, he decided to take both halves of the football Easter egg apart and test how the helmet fit into one half.
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?
20 Cool Muffin Tin Activities from Powerful Mothering
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