We were looking for a way to pass the time when M started pretending she was the baby blowfish from the Wonder Pets that needed to be saved. AGAIN. Somehow that inspired me to make islands on the floor for us to jump on as we tried to stay out of the "water."
Initially I went to grab the construction paper, but quickly realized that would not be a good idea if I wanted to reuse it with E, our one year old "playing" along. Next I gathered up my potholders. I'm not sure if I have more than the average person, but we have a lot.
It took M quite a while to understand she should stay off the carpet. She loved rearranging the potholders for me to jump on. We had a goal to go from the loveseat to a music box (and of course play some music).
When M's interest waned, I had her match up the potholders. She did as well as anyone could. I have many single potholders...due to scorching and other unfortunate events. (I don't want to use the word fire. Fire extinguishers were never used, but for several years I probably averaged losing one potholder each year. I am happy to say that I have not lost any since we got our ceramic-top stove 1 1/2 years ago.) I was impressed that I didn't need to explain that she should match the patterns/colors and not the shape since some are oven mitts and others are the flat type.
Anyway, this was just a little impromptu fun that we had...and I thought to take a picture, so I'm sharing it with you today.