So yesterday I went to spin some lettuce and my salad spinner busted, to the point of no repair. BOO! This morning as I stood staring at my dish rack, contemplating unloading it, I saw that spinner bowl and inspiration struck: bean bowl!
With a wicked head cold underway, Turkey is currently fussy, flinging snot and generally bored. He doesn’t feel well, but well, he’s still a toddler who wants to have fun. I’ve learned that providing a variety of simple, somewhat meditative activities is the perfect cure.
Bean Bowl (adapted from Meg’s Tub o’ Beans)
- A large bowl
- Little cups
- A towel
- Optional: small objects (we used small wooden animals, purchased here)
I’ll let the pictures do the explaining.
This went on for about 20 minutes.
When he started to get bored I plunked in little wooden animals, covered them with beans and we played “Where did fill-in-the-blank animal go?”
Super fun, super simple, super cheap.
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PS – Yes those are the first pair of Big Butt Baby Pants that I sewed for him. And yes they are getting too small. And yes, that makes me sad.