A great little activity to teach something new while getting sensorial needs met. At this age, they are able to clean up their mess. So don’t be afraid to make them work!
I love this simple activity. Planting flowers is great for hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. You can also throw in some language skills by asking/labeling the color of each flower. If the child is verbal and more advance, ask some wh-questions like “What do you do with flowers?” or “Where do you find flowers?” You can also do some pretend play and “smell” the flowers. It’s about keeping them engaged.
In the practical life section, there are many activities that involve transferring objects with utensils. These are great tasks to help if your toddler has trouble feeding him/herself.
If you think about it, how often do they get to use the spoon? Average, 3 times a day. For some, that might not be enough to acquire the skill. What they need is more practice.
Do small transferring activities throughout the day so that your toddler gets used to holding and manipulating a spoon. Practice! Practice! Practice!