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|FAMILY|toddler activities - foil wrapping



We had a great time playing with foil this week, this activity kept T occupied for just under 1 1/2 hours which must be an all time record for his short attention span at the moment!
 
I gave him a few toys and foil and showed him how he could wrap them and screw the foil into a ball, he soon got the hang of it and went to find more things to wrap and asked for more foil once it was beyond re-using.  When he saw the big roll he couldn't contain his excitement and whooshed a long piece out of the box, running around the room with it flapping behind him.

We wrapped his leg in the long sheet of foil which caused a great deal of laughter, he loved ripping it off and then using it again to wrap his toys. I then wrapped up the toys and asked him what he thought they were, again he loved that and kept asking for more, I purposely kept the toys distinctly different so that he could easily distinguish them eg ball, tractor, brick, fat controller(!)

I wouldn't recommend this as an activity for an 19 month old without supervision but it was a lovely way for us to play together.


I'm planning on hosting a play date in September and think that I might use this as one of the activities as it went down so well with T.


Have you ever used foil to play with?  What other games did you play?

LarabeeUK

17 comments :

  1. Wouldn't have thought of doing this. Great idea! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  2. This is a great idea, I'm sure A would love this, and O probably would too! :) x

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  3. Great idea! Wow an hour and a half is good going, going to try that with my toddler, thanks for the tip! Becky x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  4. Ah Leandra, Olivia saw these photos and she wants to do it too. What a great idea! Thank you for sahring. xx

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  5. Fab idea! Never thought of that before. Lots of learning with a simple activity :) Thanks for sharing #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  6. What a brilliant idea, especially for a rainy day!! :-D I'm going to try this with Evie x

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  7. This is such a brilliant idea Leandra! Totally going to do this with Monkey!!

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  8. This is such a brilliant idea Leandra! Totally going to do this with Monkey!!

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  9. This is a great idea. I'll have to try this when mine's a bit older - the only time I've given her foil so far, she's tried to eat it!! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  10. What a simple and clever idea! Love it! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  11. What a simple yet fantastic idea! Maybe move them onto wrapping chirstmas presents! haha! Thanks for sharing! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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  12. How fun! I never thought of that. However, I do wrap sandwiches in foil and after it's eaten the foil turns into a ball, so that is fun too. I'll have to remember this when my baby gets old enough. Thanks for hosting #ToddlerApprovedTuesdays. Here's my link: http://mytalesfromthecrib.blogspot.com/2013/10/parenting-advice-letting-some-things.html

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  13. What a brilliant idea, I'd love to do it...if I wasn't terrified of tin foil (yes, really)!! I wonder if I could use something else...tissue paper maybe...? #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  14. My girls love wrapping things! Never thought to use foil! Great idea! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  15. Ahh this is such a good idea and cheap too! Never even thought of it before, but I'm sure Tyler would love wrapping all his cars up - that should keep him occupied for a while! Sabrina x #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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  16. What a fab idea! So much fun and I bet the kids loved it! You could wrap them before the kids get involved to and see if they guess what's inside!!

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  17. Great Idea, so simple yet something I would never have thought of doing! Thanks for been a fab co-host #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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