Treasure Basket: Fall

Here is the treasure basket I’ve had out for about a week and will most likely continue to keep out for the rest of the season. It’s location may change and I’d like to put a few more items in it as well.

I have a few pine cones I might put in, but my hesitation is how that will pan out if Joey tries to put it in his mouth. I’d also like to put a few leaves, but I don’t want to have crushed leaves floating around my house. It’s pretty outside, not inside. 😉 I’m thinking of ironing them and then laminating them on a card, but I’d like to maintain the texture. I’m just not sure how to do that.

If you’re comfortable, you could even have this activity for a much younger infant. Feeling the different textures and colors would help to develop concentration as well as stimulate their senses.

Treasure Basket: Fall

Treasure Basket: Fall

Joey has really enjoyed this basket. And I’m actually surprised that the corn kernels haven’t all fallen out yet and that he can pick up the larger pumpkin!

Joey & the Tiger Pumpkin

Joey & the Tiger Pumpkin

3 comments… add one

  • Jen October 28, 2009, 8:19 am

    Thank you for your montessori ideas for babies. It has really helped me with my 8 mo. old! The only idea I had for the leaves is modge podging them. I have no idea if that would work, but it would almost laminate them and leave the texture. Good luck

  • khawla February 26, 2010, 5:26 am

    I love what u r doing !

  • kinnari September 11, 2010, 10:29 am

    Like fall treasure basket idea

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