Coming up with activities and ideas for play for Ramona is a lot of fun for me. But some
days, when there’s just a little too much going on or my energy levels just quite aren’t up
to par, I need some easy peasy things to do with her that don’t take too much planning
or preparation. Additionally, I was in need of something simple for her to do that will hold her attention so I can get important things done, like making dinner or finishing
that deadline. I was sick of throwing the TV in front of her (though she’ll take as much of
that as I’ll give her!).
Ramona’s Wednesday play-date’s mama told us what she does with her little ones
when she wants them to work on an activity that helps with hand-eye coordination and
buys her some quiet time. She hands them a colander and some pipe cleaners she
scrounged up from the activity box and lets them go to town sticking the pipe cleaners
in and looping them around. Little ones can work on their color identification if you have
different colored cleaners and they can get silly and creative with all the little holes!
What you need:
What you do:
Put the colander and pipe cleaners in front of your little ones and let their imagination run
wild. You may need to do a quick demonstration first, but they’re sure to pick up on it
and take over quickly!