I’m pretty sure I got this idea from Children’s Learning Activities (though I can’t find the exact post).
ETA: Manda just referred to this activity that I couldn’t find earlier on her blog. Here’s the link for the original idea.
It was really easy to make, just cut small holes in the lid of an old butter container. J’s goal is to stuff the puff balls inside the container via the holes. The holes are just smaller than puff balls, requiring J to work a little harder to get all the balls inside. It’s a fine motor activity that I pull out once every couple weeks and J is always very intrigued.
Age attempted: I think I first made this when he was 18 or 19 months old. He’s now 24 months and still enjoys this (although it’s much easier for him now; I should probably add a color matching step to it too)