Last weekend, I picked up two plastic baskets for the girls (30 months old) in the Target $1 section. I couldn't have imagined how much fun we've had with these baskets. They've been beds for stuffed animals. They've been hats. They've been props for an apple-picking adventure in our living room (with real apples!).
We also came up with some great fine-motor activities with the baskets that I wanted to share. You could also do these activities with Easter baskets, laundry baskets, or even plastic berry containers.
First we weaved ribbon through the holes of the basket:
Next we put straws through the basket. It took a lot of control to put the straw in one side and then get it to go through a hole on the other side without pushing so far that it would fall:
Finally, we hung some monkeys around the baskets:
Click on the link party below to see the activities other kids are doing this week.