The ability to make size comparisons is an important skill to have for success in math. It’s also important to be able to experiment, which also happened with this activity.
Buddy Boy (1yo) was interested in seeing if things fit in various openings, so I made him a box to use with our different sized balls. It’s nothing fancy. Just a vinegar box that I cut circles in (traced them using dishes from the kitchen).
Check out the video of Buddy Boy testing out his box here.
I love that this is fairly open-ended, as he can take other items and put them in the box too. It involved some trial and error (or experimenting) as he tested out various sized balls and decided what to do with the ones that didn’t fit. For the backyard activity that inspired it all, check out this post.
Here’s a simple activity that could also work for a play date, IF you’re looking to do something more structured.
Have fun playing! If you decide to do this activity, please drop me a line to let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear about your experience.