Monday, November 14, 2011

Discovery Jars

This morning, Sophie got up at 4:30am, and Delaney slept until 7am. They usually get up within 15 minutes of each other, so I took this rare opportunity to get some one-on-one time with Soph.

I threw together some a "discovery jar"...a container from the dollar store filled with a few fabric flowers, a handful of pom-poms, some scraps of felt, a craft stick, a baby food jar with a lid, and a small tin container with a lid.
I put it on the floor beside us, and waited to see what she would do with it.

She investigated the baby food jar first, which was no surprise. She loves removing and replacing screw-on caps.

She enjoyed the flip-lid of the container also. It is just like my morning coffee cup, and she plays "Open/Shut" with that almost every morning.

She dumped everything out, put it back in...
Stirred everything up for a bit with the craft stick.

And then shared with her sister once she woke up.
The two of them played together with all of the objects for about 45 minutes. The flowers became bouquets for a wedding, the pom-poms went into the jar, and out of the jar, as well as many other adventures... They probably would have continued all morning if bath time hadn't so rudely interrupted. :)

Sometimes the simplest things are the most fun and creativity-inducing activities.

1 comment:

  1. That was a great idea honey. I attempted to do something similar with nails, matches, bits of broken glass and bite-sized magnets...I can't say that my activity went quite as well as yours... ;)


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