I was trying to get some bars in the oven to bake, and the boys were not getting along for the life of them the other day and I needed to separate them.
To keep George in the kitchen with me, but also to allow me to accomplish something, I simply handed him my set of measuring cups and a pot with a lid.
It worked. A simple busy play set up perfect for a toddler.
He loved the measuring cups. Fitting them together and taking them apart many times.
He also mimicked me. Pretending to scoop and dump into the pot.
Also putting all the cups into the pot and closing the lid was great entertainment!
Mission accomplished. Bars in the oven. No more fighting between the boys. Back to playing.
What would your kids do with a set of measuring cups?
Just pots and pans are a great distraction for kids too! George gets into that cupboard quite frequently!