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Save Those Packing Peanuts

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Packing Peanuts | Sensory Activites for Toddlers & Preschoolers | MoneywiseMoms

Looking for a project to do on these long winter break days? Dig out some of the packing peanuts that came with your shipped holiday gifts. Set the kids up with glue, construction paper, and a bowl of styrofoam peanuts to make Snow Pictures.

I gave the toddlers some glue with a paintbrush; it's a good skill for them to work on and it's a less messy than letting them loose with a bottle of glue.

Packing Peanuts | Sensory Activites for Toddlers & Preschoolers | MoneywiseMoms

If you want to encourage eye-hand coordination, draw a snowflake (or any other shape) for the kids to glue their pieces onto. Or, you can encourage letter/number recognition by having them cover their initial or age.

What do you do with your extra packing peanuts?

thatgirlblogs

Tuesday 30th of June 2009

Love this! Came by via twitter; snagged your blog button as well.

Stacey

Thursday 1st of January 2009

Some types packing peanuts are actually organic and stick together if you wet them. You can make sculptures with them or stick them to paper that way. I'm a teacher and picked up a giant bag from the co-op grocery store. I use them on rainy days as indoor recess.