This is our Valentines table, I set it up when Baby Bell was taking her afternoon nap. I wanted it to be a nice surprise when she woke up. Like most toddlers she loves activities, and learning new things. So I tried to incorporate several different things that are good for a toddler to work on. Sensory, fine motor skills, listening skills, and more. So here you will see building blocks, a felt board and hearts, Valentine play dough, story stones, transferring pom poms, her color pegs, and flower arranging. She loved it all from the minute she saw the table.
Working on Transferring pom pom balls was one of her favorite activities. She has been working on this for days, she really enjoys transferring anything.
Of course for pink week I had to put Bells in pink princess clothes. I can’t help myself.
Flower arranging is considered a practical life activity or lesson in the Montessori education, however I truly believe each child can benefit from arranging flowers. For Bells I wanted to use something sturdy that wouldn’t tip over as she was putting her flowers in. So I choose to use a mason jar, I hole punched the lid about 10 times for the holes and added water. Then Little B showed Bells how to take the flowers one by one and place them into a hole.
This was Miss Bells favorite activity of the week. She loves the pretty flowers and she did a great job arranging them. Don’t forget to let your children stop and smell the flowers. Life should not be rushed through, we could all learn from the children by taking time to enjoy the things around us.
Be sure to come back for part 2. It ended with a big surprise to momma.