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Fun Toddler Development craft Activity, Tutorial, and Linky!

We participate in our Communities Parents as Teachers program; where once a month a Trained adviser comes in to our home and we talk about how our Child is developing and they give the parents Activity Ideas on how to help our child improve and learn new skills. It has been quite helpful for Jade and myself.

This month we learned a new Activity that focuses on Gross Motor skills; and it was such a Hit with Jade that I just HAD to share it with you all!


  • 1 Balloon
  • String or Yarn
  • Tape
  • 2 Tongue Depressors
  • paper plate

First you Blow up the balloon and tie one end of the string onto the Balloon. You will be hanging the balloon from the Ceiling at a good height for the child to reach, about their head height. Measure the height and tape to the Ceiling.

Next you will construct the “paddle”. Tape the two tongue Depressors together at the ends (slightly overlapping each other) and then tape one end to the back of a paper plate. You now have the Paddle.

Now you show your child how to hit the balloon with the paddle! Thanks to the suspension from the ceiling the balloon will always return to your child. And now you can watch as your child is thrilled beyond belief!

What are YOUR amazing Child Crafts, Toddler development Activities? Comment below! If you have a great Toddler Craft or Activity article/Tutorial on your blog Feel free to LINK up so we can pool our resources together!

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Monday 8th of February 2016

[…] are part of the local Parents as Teachers program, where a trained worker comes to my house once a month and checks in on Jade’s […]

Amber @JadeLouise Designs

Wednesday 9th of November 2011

Thank you Kindergarten Dance!!

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Wednesday 9th of November 2011

The idea is really great for kid's development and activities. Great post Amber.

Amber @JadeLouise Designs

Tuesday 8th of November 2011

Thank you Rosann! Jade is STILL playing with it throughout the day; and even her brothers had fun with it when they got home from school. lol


Tuesday 8th of November 2011

Oh my gosh that is so cute! What a great idea! :-)


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