Friday, July 17, 2009

Peek-A-Boo Sock Toy

This may be the easiest "toy" I've ever made for my son! I wish I had come up with this idea on my own. But, I got the idea when we were at his Art Class Thursday morning. The teacher had a bunch of socks with cups in them, and the cups had a small toy or object inside! I thought this was such a good idea, I knew I had to make my own and post it on the blog! My son loves trying to find things, and he especially loves taking things out and putting them back in... So, I knew this would be a perfect, easy, and inexpensive "toy" to make for him. I made about 8 toys in less than 5 minutes with things I already had on hand! And, it is something simple that he loves playing with! It's so cute to watch him stick his little arm in the sock to find the "treasure" inside! :)

What you'll need: 
Old but clean socks
Paper or plastic cups
Small toys/objects

Above are some examples of things I put in my sock cups. Small horse toy, Cookie Monster, plastic spoon, ball, mini-noise maker, wood toy, small stuffed animal, block, car. The teacher also had a wood ring, plastic string of beads, among other things... Anything small would work, just make them all different for more of a "surprise" element. :)

Then your child can reach in and grab the toy (yeah... that's my hand above. My son was taking a nap at the time...). We played with his new toys a little bit before he went down for the afternoon... he makes a "surprised" face when he pulls something new out! I'm amazed at how something so simple can make him so happy! :) 



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Multiple personalities.. said...

What a cute idea! I think my little nephews would enjoy this. Thanks for sharing!

Penelope said...

Great idea! I'm expecting a son and will keep this to refer to.

hyltonta said...

When I taught Kindergarten, I used this idea for playing Bingo, and for selecting activities, or selecting children for different activities.

It is a great way for children to use their sense of touch!

Susana said...

This is a super idea--Thanks for sharing it--my two youngest would love it:-)!!

Annette said...

I have the same brown striped socks!!

This is a great idea. Thanks!