Mini gourds and/or pumpkins
41 Qt, Clear Storage Bin (Large)/or cardboard box
Grab your bin or cardboard box and tape a sheet of white paper on the bottom of the bin or box.
Pour a few dabs of washable paint on the paper. Let your toddler or preschooler choose a few mini pumpkins and gourds and place them into the sensory bin or box.
Invite your toddler to grab the sides of the bin and rock it back and forth to roll the mini pumpkins and gourds back and forth through the paint.
Enjoy seeing the design that the gourds and pumpkins make!
Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:
Additional family resources
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Your local library has many resources for you as a parent as well as for your child. We encourage you to take advantage of all they have to offer. For an online list of libraries by city, go to publiclibraries.com/state