To celebrate Easter, I gave Miles a bunch of activities throughout the week.
We started with this one. It’s just 6 little Easter chicks, 6 plastic Easter eggs, and an ice cube tray, all from Poundland (the UK equivalent of Dollar Store)
This activity worked really well because he could practice a few different fine motor skills. Here he is sorting the chicks in the ice tray.
I gave him the activity again a few days later and this time he was more interested in opening and closing the eggs.
Since Miles has been very interested in pouring and splashing around in water lately, I set him up with this Easter themed water bin. It just uses the plastic Easter eggs and ice tray in the above activity, and I added water to it. He absolutely loved it! He played with it for about 40 minutes. By the end of it all the water was on him, and there was none left in the tub.
For his Easter craft I drew an egg on a sheet of paper and Miles picked the stickers that he wanted to put on, and then placed them on by himself.
There was some coloring as well, which he is starting to get the hang of, but he didnt enjoy it as much as the stickers.
This activity was great for his concentration. He concentrated so hard to get the stickers to stop sticking to his fingers and to stay on the page.
Miles’s finished Easter masterpiece! 🙂
THE GIANT EASTER MORNING SENSORY BIN!
Rather than doing an Easter basket with a bunch of chocolates, I decided to give Miles a giant sensory experience for Easter morning with this bin. I used Easter grass, little baskets that came in an Easter Egg dying kit, little bunnies and chicks, straws, pipe cleaners, and other random pastel toys I had lying around the flat.
When he first approached it, he was very neat and careful, picking up just one item at a time and examining it.
After a while though, he was throwing the grass all around and clapping for himself afterwards.
Daddy joined in on the fun.
And of course what Easter would be complete without a little chocolate?
Miles thought his chocolate bunny was a toy at first, so Joe had to show him he could eat it.
I’ve been trying to post this blog for a few hours now but the internet keeps cutting out and my computer keeps going totally crazy. But I finally got around to it!