October 19, 2012

Toddler Activity: Pretend Cooking with Cotton Balls

I love playing with my babies.  I love even more when the play is something that helps them learn.  The toddler activity we did today was pretend cooking with cotton balls.  It is so simple and they had so much fun doing it.

Basically you get some bowls and spoons and cups and lots of cotton balls.  They can scoop and stir and sort and all those fun toddlery things.

 This activity kept them busy for about 30 minutes, which is hours in toddler time!  Penny stayed very entertained by it the whole time.

Ben walked around and pick up the cotton balls and banged spoons and stacked cups.  He wasn't quite as into it as Penny, but he was still very entertained by it.

Penny Loved it!!  We will definitely do this again!

Overall this was a great activity.  I love treating household objects as new toys.  It is cheap fun and Ben and Penny love it!  You should give this activity a go, if my babies are anything like yours, they will love it!



  1. Great activity! Sometimes I let my kids go through the tupperware drawer - I swear it's like Christmas for them.

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  2. Love this idea! Wonder if my two have progressed beyond the point of trying to eat them??

  3. Cotton balls are great! Visiting from the blog hop! X

  4. Definitely got to use this idea with Zeva. Of course, she'd probably try to eat every last one of them at this point her life. :( I'm going to have to pin this one. :)

  5. This is fantastic idea, it will be great for Violet when she isn't putting everything I. Her mouth. I caught her trying to eat a paper towel today! Thank you for linking up to {Im}Perfect Sundays!

  6. It's so funny, I have a large age gap between my first 3 and last 2 kids and no matter what the latest and greatest toy is, they always prefer these types of activities.

  7. Aw your baby is so cute. I cant wait to do this fun activity with my baby soon when shes little older.
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  8. My 3-year-old son loves pretending to cook, but I never thought about giving him cotton balls. He would love this! (so would my baby, but he would eat them :).

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  10. What an adorable idea!! And those twins are DARLING. My goodness.

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  11. This is a great idea! i bet evie would love it especially with colored poms!

  12. Love this idea! My little one would try to eat the cotton balls, but we might try it anyway. Maybe she'll find they don't taste so good.

  13. Totally did this with my two and it was a big hit. Although they did manage to pull out ALL their play food stuff as well, but it was really fun!

  14. It is crazy how something so simple could give me 30 minutes of quiet! I will have to try it! :) Once I get her to stop putting everything in her mouth I guess..

  15. What a great idea! I nanny for a toddler and I am always on the lookout for new ideas to entertain! Thanks for linking up with us for Mommy Moments this week!

  16. This seems like so much fun! Just have to go grab a bag of cotton balls.


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