Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Scrooge



It started with Max bringing me a penny he found and me reaching up on the shelf to put the penny in the change jar.  He asked if he could do it.  I said sure and took the jar down.  He clanked it in and smiled.  Then Oliver wanted to do it.

So, since Oliver is out of the put everything in the mouth stage I sat them at the table with the change jar.  I gave them all sorts of containers to put them in.  The smaller the opening and the taller the container the better.  Hence the bud vase and thermoses.

Max sorted coins by color and sizes.  I told him to put five in each colored bowl.  Oliver lined them in a long long choo choo train.  But mostly they just wanted to hear the clank clank into the containers.  Metal and glass were the best clanks. And they loved pouring the filled containers back into the change jar or into another vessel...

Of course you can't play this with younger kids.  PLEASE don't.  Make sure that all participants are out of that mouth-y stage.  Also, make rules.  No money on the ground and if a "money" falls, tell mom and she will pick it up.


This kept my boys busy for nearly a half hour while I made dinner.




4 comments:

Serena Cherry said...

This is a great way to play! We used to do something similar, but not as organized, with Lane. Money was one of her favorite things to play with. Charlotte is still a little too young to do it now, but I love the idea of doing it on the table while you are making dinner...it is perfect!

Serena Cherry said...

PS That Japanese food site is AMAZing!

Serena Cherry said...

PS That Japanese food site is AMAZing!

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