While on a recent trip to the Dollar store I picked up a bag of bird seed. Our winter has been unusually mild and we have enjoyed a bit more time outside. We have made some yummy treats for the animals before (see here), so I thought we could make something with the seeds.
We spread Sun Butter (MJ is allergic to peanut butter) on some pinecones and a toilet roll. Then the boys rolled them in bird seeds. We finished them off with some yarn.
This activity allowed both boys to play. TJ (almost 4) could spread the Sun Butter on his own, while MJ (19months) enjoyed rolling things in the seeds. He needed more supervision with the sensory bin too. It was so cute to see him excited about the squirrels (which he thinks are cats).
This post is linked up to Its Play Time over at The Imagination Tree