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Games for a One Year Old
Having a one year old running around in the house is both busy and enjoyable. As most moms know. So I try to think of little games that I can make from items that I may already have around the house to maybe entertain my little one. This is the time when your child is in every cabinet and pulling everything out so you must keep an eye on them at all times. My son is a thrower he will throw everything he gets his hands on. Maybe he will become a quarterback or a baseball pitcher but we have a long way to go to see how that goes. I enjoy thinking of things that will entertain my son to keep him close by while I am cleaning or doing the dishes. Right now I am reading winter stories and singing about snowflakes so I thought about a winter game and being he is a thrower I decided to make up a game where he can throw something. My little game was put the marshmallows into the hot cocoa. Very easy game to make and give my son lots to throw. You can change anything to customize your own little game with this but this is how I made mine for my son.
Cut out a rectangle shape from cardboard. Decorate with a winter scene. Glue or staple into a cylinder shape. Add a handle to the side to look like a handle to a mug. Glue and staple a brown piece of construction paper in the middle of the mug to resemble hot cocoa. Use cotton balls, ball up white paper, or whatever you can think of that does not have to much weight but enough to throw. Now put your mug on the floor near you and let your little on throw marshmallows into the mug of cocoa. Remember they are only one and being this is made out of paper and cardboard it may not stand up to the test of time, but it will for a while and keep your little where you can watch over them for a minute.