It's no secret that my family loves the TOOBS and replicas from Safari Ltd. They truly have something for everyone and there are so many ways to play and learn. So I thought it would be fun to share 10 of my favorite ways to use these fantastic toys. Best of all, Safari Ltd has graciously offered to give away one TOOB to a Childhood Beckons reader!
10 Ways to Play:
1. Use them as game pieces! I absolutely adore this idea from the Safari Ltd blog. I think it's genius and I know R will love the twist!
2. Play with them in a sensory bin. The Pleasantest Thing shares her pasta and puppies sensory play, but the combinations are really endless!
3. Play a matching game. Living Montessori Now posted about a dinosaur matching activity that kids are sure to love. (This link also contains several other dino-themed activities using TOOB toys.)
4. Practice colors and patterns. I love this idea from Crayon Freckles! This is such a fun and creative way to practice.
5. Learn about animal groups! This is another fantastic idea from the Safari Ltd. blog. Use their TOOB animals to learn about various animal groups. This would be a great sorting activity that you can really tailor to your child's age and skill level. Visit the link for more ideas!
6. Use them to reinforce and build upon a unit study. Carrots Are Orange has shared several ways she uses Safari Ltd TOOBS alongside a particular unit study. And since Safari Ltd has everything from sea life to dinos to civil war figures, you have a lot you can study!
7. Learn math. You can use the TOOB toys as math manipulatives! Count them, make patterns, use them to add and subtract. You can even measure them!
8. Pretend Play!- Pretend play has many benefits, and Safari Ltd. has many options!
9. Use them as party decor and activities! I found this example on the Safari Ltd. blog.
10. Add them to play dough for some creative small world play fun! Or some out of this world fun!
This giveaway is winner's choice! The mandatory entry is to leave a comment stating which TOOB you would choose if you won. So please visit the Safari Ltd. website and take a look around! Want more ways to win? Just fill out the easy form below for several more entries! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and by entering you are agreeing to my giveaway rules. Thanks so much for entering and good luck!
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