This first tube play we did is GREAT for toddlers and preschool aged kids!
What you need:
Empty toilet paper rolls and/or paper towel rolls
Tape (blue painters tape or masking tape)
A basket or bucket
Pom-poms, marbles, KIX cereal or other round objects that can roll easily
Start by taping one tube, on a wall or door, straight up (at THEIR eye level) for your kid to drop the marble in. Now tape other tubes diagonal (you may need to trim the rolls with scissors), zig-zag, however you want the marble to roll (I cut one tube in half so they could see the object rolling). Once you've made the tube maze place the basket at the end (where the marble will drop out). Then show your little one what to do by dropping the marble into the tube. Have them use their eyes to watch and their ears to listen.
My 18 month old played with this for over an hour! My 2 preschoolers loved it as well. I hope you (and your little one) enjoy this fun learning time!