Toddler Play with Straws and Cotton Swabs
We love quick and simple sensory activities at our house, and as a bonus, this one doesn’t make a mess and is easy to pick up: Toddler Play with Straws and Cotton Swabs! It’s a classic toddler boredom buster with simple materials that you most likely have on hand right now, takes a minute to set up, and is engaging for your toddler – just all around a great little activity!
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Materials for Toddler Play with Straws and Cotton Swabs
- A handful of straws, bonus points if you have brightly colored ones.
- A handful of cotton swabs.
- A small sensory bin (optional).
I love this! My tot loves to play with straws and insert them into a drink cup with an opening in the lid, so this is another perfect activity. As long as he doesn’t try to eat the cotton swabs lol. I have to keep him from chewing on the straws. Thanks for this idea 🙂
Try cutting the straws a little shorter than the cotton swabs. Toddlers love putting the swabs in the straw. And builds their hand eye coordination and they also get excited wen they see the swab coming out from the otherside of the straw.
That’s a great idea!