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Muffin Pan Activities For Children
- Sep 14, 2018 -

Keeping toddlers or preschoolers busy can challenge the most experienced parents. You and your little one are always tied together, you can't go to the bathroom alone, or occasionally enjoy a little quiet and free time, you can  keep them busy. The activities that can be carried out in the muffin pans make him happy and busy, introducing several activities that can be done with mini cups muffin pans.

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Sort and Match

Your muffin tins can provide containers for your little one to sort toys. Toddlers can sort paper circles by colors or different animal crackers into each cup.Alternatively, you might hide a small item in each cup and cover it with tag board covers and have your child find the matching pairs. 


Colors

Use a muffin tin to explore color blending. Add 2 tablespoons of red, blue or yellow paint in three of the muffin cups, so that you have 9 cups that contain paint. respectively. Give your child a craft stick for each cup and have him mix the paint in each cup together to discover how different colors are formed. He can paint a picture with the blended colors.

Growing Plants

Fill five cups in an old muffin tin with dirt, clay, paper towel, peat moss, water or gravel. Have your child drop one or two seeds into six cups and add water to each cup. She can place the muffin tin in a window where it will get sunlight. Make sure she waters each cup every third day. Examine the cups each day to see which cups allow the seeds to sprout. Toddlers can fill each cup with play dough and plant paper flowers on craft sticks into each cup.


Capillary Action

Your toddler or preschooler can change the color of a celery stick with water and food coloring. Have him place 1/4 cup of water in each of three muffin tin cups. Instruct him to add one drop of red, yellow or blue food coloring to each muffin cup. Cut 2-inch segments of fresh, crisp celery in each cup and watch the celery change color. Use 6-inch segments of celery stalk and split the stalk half way up, placing each split segment into a different cup of colored water to see the celery sprout more than one color.