Inside: A super easy straw drop activity that’s perfect for the older baby / young toddler crowd.
Need some quick entertainment? Make an easy straw drop activity.
Tabies are the hardest. Do you have a taby? I have a third born taby right now and he is the sweetest handful I’ve ever met. Tabies are toddler babies. You know that middle ground where they are definitely not a baby anymore but also not quite toddler…so, tabies.
It’s my third round having a taby and oh momma, it’s a hard place to be. Tabies is one fun and challenging stage so I rely on really easy activities to make it through each day.
This activity is a game changer for my taby.
It’s a big task to find an activity a taby will do. They have quick attention spans and growing motor skills – which makes activities like the easy straw drop so perfect for the taby stage.
A good activity can be such a blessing.
Having an activity that gives a taby something to focus on, work on, and be successful with is huge for them (and for their parents).
RELATED: Another great activity for tabies – make a simple ball drop.
Here’s why I love this easy straw drop for my taby.
I love this activity for so.many.reasons. 1. It’s easy to set up. 2. It really doesn’t make much of a mess and 3. Look at all the things my 16 month old is learning:
- Fine motor skills
- Hand eye coordination
- Cause and effect
- Spatial awareness (being able to twist the straws to fit into the bottle)
The quick and easy set up
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- Straws or similar items
- Bottle (this is a creamer bottle)
I decided to cut my straw in pieces to make them a little easier for my taby to drop them in the bottle. If you do cut yours, make sure they are a length you are comfortable with and as always lots of supervision for activities.
My taby “asks” for this activity
The best part of this activity is how much my taby loves it. He brings me the supplies for it and asks to play – that’s a big endorsement from a 16 month old and tells you just how much he loves playing it.
Yes, it’s just straws and a bottle. But it’s more than that to my taby. It’s a game he can play and that he can be successful with, which is basically the holy grail for a taby.