The Pikler Triangle has provided our one year old with ample opportunities for fun during Quarantine. Here is 10 Pikler Triangle activity ideas for you to try with your little ones.
What is the Pikler triangle?
The Pikler Triangle is a climbing frame invented by Dr. Emi Pikler. Dr Pikler believed in natural development – kids should learn at their own pace by their own schedule.
The Pikler triangle encourages natural development by allowing children to explore propping themselves up to stand and then try and climb the frame all on their own and at their own time.
Since the Pikler Triangle is only about 3 feet tall it provides a safe environment for children to test their boundaries.
Where can you purchase a Pikler Triangle?
There are many companies that manufacture the Pikler triangle. Our Pikler triangle is from Sprout (not sponsored).
We decided to purchase this Pikler triangle because of it’s small dimensions 36″ W x 30″ H x 36″ D. Also, the Sprout Pikler Triangle is foldable, perfect for storing.
10 Pikler Triangle Activities
1 – Race Cars
We like to use our Pikler triangle to race cars down the slide. You can also roll down balls or animal figurines and see which ones slide down the ramp faster.
2 – Animal Rescue
Tape animal figurines on the ramp and on the triangle so your child can rescue them by removing the tape.
Another way of playing this game is by tying the figurines on the frame. Have your child work on his fine motor skills by untying the ribbons and saving the animals figurines.
3 – Build a tent or a reading nook
Place a blanket over the triangle and you have the perfect little reading nook for your little one.
4 – Build a tunnel
Place pillows and blankets over the Pikler triangle to make a fun tunnel to go through.
5 – Car Garage
Have your child park all the cars you have under the pikler triangle.
6 – Make an Obstacle Course
Make an obstacle course by using pillows, cones, hoops or anything you have handy.
7 – Hide and Seek / Peek-a-boo
One of our favorite games to play is hide and seek and the Pikler triangle is one of our son’s favorite hide out.
8 – Marble Run
Create a marble run by taping blocks on the slide and rolling balls down the slide instead of marbles (to prevent choking hazard).
9 – Sticky Note Game
Place sticky notes on the Pikler triangle and have your child remove them. You can also place a couple of different colors of sticky notes and make this a color matching game.
10 – Create your own Bowling Alley
Create your own bowling alley by placing the slide on the floor. On one end of the slide place the bowling pins and have your child roll the balls from the opposite side.