What do you do when it's 7am, you've reheated your coffee twice already but haven't DRANK any yet, ANNNND now your child asks to "do a craft mama?”
PLAYDOUGH! Thank you, playdough. I saw this image on Pinterest a while back of threading pasta on a skewer in playdough so instead of her usual cutters and playdough stamps, I grabbed some Popsicle sticks I had lying around and some dry rigatoni from the pantry.
I showed her how to roll the playdough into a ball and insert the stick. Then thread the pasta. She loved it!
She played "noodle sticks" as she named it for THIRTY MINUTES! Yup! Thirty glorious, quiet, early morning minutes.....and I finally got to drink my coffee.
PS: I was in love the creativity and exploration she had by the end! Here's Ginny and her "noodle puppies.”
Colleen is a former Kindergarten teacher and early childhood educator turned stay-at-home mommy. She's an educational consultant with Usborne Books & More and has a passion for literacy and early childhood education! She enjoys reading and spending time with her toddler, G.
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