Sometimes the best ideas evolve out what’s right in front of our faces.
Dora has a little activity shelf near our school area to keep her busy while the big kids do seatwork. I change out the toys every week or so to keep it interesting. Apparently, on this week, what I chose wasn’t interesting enough because passing by I spied this.
Do you see it?
Maybe a close up will help.
She placed the grasshopper and frog with their matching colors. Funny thing was that while I had pulled out the puzzle for her to play with; the little figures came from who knows where.
That got me to thinking about other color matching we could do with that puzzle. A quick house search yielded magnetic refrigerator clips and Candy Land cards.
I cannot even explain all the games they derived from these simple tools. But they had fun. Lots and lots of fun.
And I had quiet.