Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Simple Activities: The Dishwasher

Today's activities are brought to you by: the dishwasher.

I'm learning that simpler can be better. Don't get me wrong, I love pinterest as much as the next guy and spend too much time dreaming of all the fancy crafts I'm going to do with my kids and gourmet meals I will cook for the family. But it also makes me feel like a little bit of a failure. So it makes me pretty happy when I discover that Cohen is thrilled to be playing with the silverware container from the dishwasher. He started out playing at the dishwasher and then he discovered he could take the silverware part out.

He spent quite a while putting silverware in and out and back in and back out. And then moving them to the container. And then over to the actual dishwasher and back.

I was equally as thrilled when I put some ice cubes outside on the cement and let him play with them. He really does love to "work" and I'm happy I can find easy, simple things around the house that keep him busy and happy.

I think I'm going to post these ideas to pinterest so I feel like super mom. Just kidding...

{The setup...his "tools"}

{He decided he needed a few more so he got them from the cupboard}

1 comment:

  1. Try an empty wipe container with paper/fabric scraps! He may enjoy taking them out and putting them in! good use for junk mail- just cut it up! Could do a variety of fabric and paper for textures!! Just an idea!! :)

    I used to be a preschool teacher for this age and my kid's loved it!