free sponge

Here is a very simple but effective play idea for toddlers.

Cut up some small sponges and place in a soapy dish.

The toddler can put the sponges in and out of the dish.  Squeezing out the water is lots of fun!

Be prepared to change clothes after this activity.

This activity encourages:

  • exploration
  • fine motor skills
  • strengthening of the muscles in
    the fingers