Today we tried to have some structured play time. Croix loved it! I was thinking I'd get maybe 15-20 minutes of playtime, he was occupied for about an hour! We started out making play dough. I brought all the ingredients to the table (I think that was his favorite part, that he got to stand on a chair at the table) then we added and mixed all our ingredients. I did the cooking and coloring of the dough. He didn't really get it. He played with it for a minute but wasn't overly interested. I thought about how much he enjoyed mixing the ingredients for the play dough and came up with something new. I busted out a pack of pinto beans three bowls and some measuring cups. He loved it! I eventually gave him a funnel and a water bottle to play with too. He loved it! We even pulled everything back out after dinner so Brent could check out all the bean fun and he sat happily on the floor moving beans from one bowl to another for thirty minutes! Guess what Croix will be doing while I'm fixing dinner! I'm excited to try new things with him and help him learn and grow! Here's to many more fun craft time posts!
With all our ingredients set out.
Tasting the flour.
This was so funny. I was trying to get a shot of him playing with the play dough. I was leaning further back to get on his level, so he started leaning back! Monkey see monkey do.
Fun with the beans
When Brent came home we bust out the beans again so he could see how much Croix loves them. They had fun together.
Some of the links are just to blogs some are to activities I thought looked fun.
A big thank you to all my friends for sharing their knowledge!