Build this card slot drop activity in seconds!
I always tell people the best activities are the ones that happen totally on the fly. Like this card slot drop that I made my 19 month old. I had just recycled an empty oats container when I saw her messing around with a deck of cards. A light bulb went off and here is the activity to show for it.
I love using recycled items for my activities. Do you? If so, try recycled building, pom pom push or giant building with your toddler.
It only took seconds to make a card slot drop!
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- Deck of cards
- Utility knife
I carefully cut a hole in the top of the oats container – just wide enough for the cards to fit through. Of course, I ripped it a little because things aren’t always perfect but my toddler didn’t mind. Next time we do this activity, I’ll make sure to add a little duct tape reinforcement.
My 19 month old daughter went nuts for this activity! It kept her busy for almost 15 minutes and she’s gone back to play it over and over since I set it up.
All I did was dump out a set of playing cards and let her figure out how to slide them into the card slot. It’s been absolutely perfect for her!
There’s so much skill involved in card slot drop!
Even with as easy as this seems, there is a lot of learning and hard work at hand for such a young toddler.
Here’s what my toddler is learning / working on:
- Fine motor skills
- Hand eye coordination
A game for older tots too!
What I didn’t expect from this on-the-fly activity was the level of interest my 3 year old would have it in. He thinks it’s just as much fun as little sister does. He adds in an element of imaginary play (it’s apparently a mail box) which is fun to watch.
It’s always a bonus to find activities the kids can play together!
This simple card slot drop activity has been an absolute hit at our house! Think you’ll try it at yours? It doesn’t cost a thing to make so why not give it a go with your toddler?
Build a card slot drop for loads of toddler fun!
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