Baby Bins: Rectangles

This week was full of buttons, blocks, and all kinds of sensory play as we learned about rectangles with our shape themed baby bins. 
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Here is a look at what we have planned for our 6 shape themed baby bins:

Here are the details for each of our activities:
 Rectangle Theme Read Aloud:
We started the week reading Rectangles by Sarah L. Schuette. This was a great book for showing rectangles in the real world and we made it interactive by hunting for rectangles on each page.
 Rectangle Themed Sensory Bin:
 Rectangle Stamp Art:
For this rectangle art project we used rectangle Duplo and Mega Blocks to stamp rectangle shapes with tempera paint

**Aubrey is a painting pro now, so I chose to use our regular tempera paints for bright colors. If you have a baby that still puts everything in their mouth try one of these taste safe paint recipes from Can Do Kiddo.**
 Rectangle Button Bin:
Our next activity is a repeat again just switching out triangle shaped buttons for rectangles. If you've been following along with our previous baby bin themes, you know we love repetition. It may seem tedious to us, but little ones love predictable and familiar activities (Which is why your little one probably has a favorite book that you've read 752 times in a row before finally hiding it under the couch just for a break.  Yup, been there!)

This activity combines threading, stuffing and sorting for all kinds of fine motor fun. I filled our bin with rectangle shaped buttonslacing thread and colored bowls with lids. I cut slots in the lids of each bowl large enough for the buttons to be pushed into.  Aubrey used the strings to thread  button necklaces which required LOTS of concentration.  She also pushed buttons into bowls and even tried to sort by color a bit.
Rectangle Building Bin:
In our bin:

With all of the different blocks we have around I put together this rectangle building bin, and this was probably the favorite of the week.  Aubrey loved exploring all of the different ways to build and we even added our jumbo Melissa & Doug cardboard blocks to build with larger rectangles.
Rectangle Play Dough:
Our last activity was making rectangles with play dough. (I know just like we did last week, repetition is good for little minds remember!) I rolled out a few colors of play dough and Aubrey used rollers, cutters, Mega BlocksLego Duplos, and rectangle shaped buttons to create triangles of varying colors and sizes. Easy peasy!

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