Warning: this post is not quilty or crafty or sewing related. I'll be back to my usual textile talk tomorrow.
One of my daily challenges is keeping Levi entertained while I get dinner ready. Most days, he's attached to my leg and whining to be picked up. When Kivi is home, he's able to entertain him but Kivi was working late tonight. My friend Sara blogs about being a Montessori mom and I remembered seeing photos of her son moving puff balls with tongs between containers and thought, I can put together a game like that for Levi!
Supplies: Dry chickpeas, a spoon, a cupcake tin, and mac & cheese boxes (cut in half so he can reach inside more easily). I demonstrated how to use a spoon to move the chickpeas from one cupcake hole to another. Levi thought the spoon was a waste of time. Using his hands was more efficient. Also, the boxes were way more fun to fill than the cupcake tin.