The simplest of blocks for toddlers.
After having canned foods out from the older boys’ connect the colors activity, Louis woke from his nap to find a pile of canned foods on the floor.
He looked at them like they were a new toy to play with! They ended up being a great alternative to blocks. Great for beginner stacking!
Louis got right into stacking them up. And knocking them down! Because that’s what he’s best at right now!
I was impressed by his stacking skills. He stacked them 4 or 5 high sometimes!
He struggled from time to time, trying to put a bigger can on top of a smaller can and it not balancing well.
He did drop a couple on his toes, but he was un-phased and kept right at it.
Tip: If you’re worried about hurt toes, put their shoes on!
I often have a lot of canned food in my pantry. We live rural, so when I go shopping, I buy a lot and stock up for a month at a time, especially on pantry items.
We later rolled the cans back and forth to each other. But Louis couldn’t roll them far.
He sure thought it was funny to have me roll them to him though!
And George joined later and bowled with the cans!
He set them up in a line and then used another can as the ball to knock them down.
We’ve been finding lots to do with canned food, what else should we do?
- Keep kids busy with rubber bands and a can of food.
- Use canned food as weights to connect the dots with string.
- Draw smiles on canned food to put a smile on your face! From Curly Birds.
- Lots to do with the canned food when they’re empty and before you recycle them: 26 tin can crafts & activities!
Louis is 16 months. George is 3.5 years.