You see Freddy seems to be in the middle of a very active phase of development spending hours every day just running, jumping, scooting and any combination of three together - so sitting still is becoming harder and harder for him.
Therefore, this activity is a direct appeal to his energetic self........
I used the water table that hubby made and took out the metal bowls. I replaced them with paper cut into streamers for a bit of fun. Then I just placed two boxes under each 'chute' and used my laminated animal pictures to show which animal went in which hole.
So, with a bucket of animals on one side of the room and the animal sorting station at the other the scooter was used to ride between the two with one animal at a time which was then deposited in the correct hole.
Any other ideas for toddlers that don't like to stand still?
[This post is linked to the wonderful Living Montessori Now where you will find a huge giveaway underway at the moment].