24 - 36 months
Back and Forth
Give your child two plastic cups and some dry rice or cereal. Let your child pour the rice or cereal from one cup to the other. Supply a washtub (or some other larger container) for your child to pour over.
Cut several pieces of poster board to fit into a resealable sandwich bag. Help your child glue precut magazine pictures onto the pieces of poster board. Slide one bag over each completed picture. Stack the bags on top of each other, picture sides up. Punch holes along one side and tie the bags together with yarn.
Combine 3 medium-sized ripe bananas(sliced), 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 2 teaspoons peanut butter, and 1/4 cup orange juice in a blender. Process until smooth. Serve in small bowl or cups. Makes four 1/2 cup servings.
Attach photos of different family members to individual sheets of paper. Each day, talk about one of the family members and his or her favorite food, color, hobby, etc. Help your child cut out pictures of these things from old magazines and paste them on to each page beside the photo. When all of the pages are complete, use a stapler or hole punch and your to make them into a book. Your child will spend many happy moments talking about the book with family and friends.
More or Less
During mealtime, serve your child and yourself uneven amounts of food. Ask, "Who has more juice? Who has fewer crackers?" Your child will eventually learn to use the words.
These activities were taken from A Year of Fun: Just for One's.