I drew a blank.
I didn’t know what to have George do. He was getting into the laundry while I was folding it.
I was about to go nuts. I needed something for him to do.
I drew a blank, though. What can a toddler do?
I just made a list of 50 activities just for your toddler.
And I still couldn’t think of one.
So I thought about my list. What on there could I do at that very moment? What did I have handy and takes no preparation?
Thank you to The Imagination Tree for the idea!
I have plastic cups.
So, I set out a stack of a few plastic cups and just let George play with them.
However he wanted to.
He transferred them from one pile and made another.
Tried it upside down, pretty much any way you could possibly put a cup together with another cup, he tried.
And he just played.
With plastic cups.
Huh. How simple.
By the way, my laundry still didn’t get folded.
I did notice though that these cups are #6 plastic! When making the list of recyclables you must upcycle for your kids, I remembered Creative With Kids used this plastic to make shrinky dinks!
We’re so doing that. I told Henry about it and he was super excited [I even got the oven ready for it…], but he got distracted by Dad and headed outside instead. So, another time we’ll be making some shrinky dinks! Can’t wait!
George is 19 months old.