Hello friends! We are in Jacksonville with hubby again this week. I have to admit that I have been less outgoing this time than usual, so we have been enjoying more activities in and around our hotel. I picked up a few snacks for the girls, including Gerber Lil’ Beanies, and yesterday we went out to the picnic tables to make drums using the recycled canister.
The girls love arts and crafts and I always feel a little guilty that we don’t do more of these activities. During one of our many trips to Walmart we picked up a variety of supplies to make our drums. Here are some of the materials we chose:
Toddler Drum Craft
I emptied out the contents of the Lil’ Beanies container into a bowl. While we made our drums, the girls enjoyed snacking. I have mentioned Gerber Lil’ Beanies in previous recipe for Toddler Snack Mix. We love that this snack is made from navy beans and baked (not fried). It makes for such a healthier alternative to some of the other crunchy snacks on the market.
We started this craft by having the girls pick their favorite color for the construction paper. I then cut the construction paper to size and wrapped it around the Lil’ Beanies container.
After that, the girls took to coloring, gluing, and covering their drums in stickers.
It was so nice to get outside and enjoy this activity with the girls.
Here’s a picture of the completed look. =] Very abstract, right?! The girls and I love listening to music together. They have been (attempting) to drum along to the beat of our favorite songs. This craft is great for integrating crafts and music into simple lessons about tempo and so much more. (There goes the teacher in me!)
If you would like to try Lil’ Beanies, you can head to the toddler/ baby food section of your local Walmart. For a limited time, there will also be an Ibotta offer available for extra savings on this product.
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