Easter nest making with the toddler
Mummy began by melting the chocolate with NOM helping to stir the chocolate to encourage it to melt. She then began adding the rice crispies a handful at a time, exploring the texture of them as she sprinkled them into the bowl. I then added more of the rice crispies by pouring them out of the bag and encouraging NOM to stir them in as I did it. I emphasised the vocabulary stir, more and add, encouraging her to talk about she was doing as she was doing it.
Once we had covered all the rice crispies with the melted chocolate, it was time to scoop them into the Easter cake cases. NOM was very excited at this prospect and had really good physical control in completing the task. She wanted to explore using different spoons too, using size vocabulary to describe them as she asked to use them (big, little) which I encouraged.
Then it was time to decorate the cakes with the different Easter decorations we had bought – although NOM thought the little mini eggs were too good to use for decorations and much preferred eating them instead! She enjoyed counting the eggs as she put them on the cakes and managed to shake the whole contents of the heart decorations all over one cake…. but she had fun and they looked fab by the end of it.
And here are the finished products….
and daddy has proceeded to eat most of them!!
And the best bit of the whole activity…..