Wednesday, November 01, 2006

WFMW: Oatmeal Play Box for Toddlers

(I tried without success to upload the Works for Me Wednesday logo but Blogger keeps crapping out on me. Does anyone have any suggestions?)

I got today's idea from a book about entertaining toddlers. I got a larger-than-a-shoebox plastic bin with a lid and filled it about half-way up with oatmeal. I added a few measuring cups, bowls, and spoons. My boys absolutely love pouring and scooping, and if they happen to eat some, so much the better for my older french-fries-lovin' boy.

The book suggested you just put it in the middle of the kitchen floor and sweep up after each session, but this would make someone with my personality type implode. I prefer to keep it outside where the where the birds and squirrels can enjoy any messes and I don't have to sweep anything up or watch oatmeal dust float through my kitchen.

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Heidi said...

Great idea, my son would LOVE this. I'll be trying it soon. Thanks!

amy said...

Oh, this is fantastic! This would make for a great tactile experience, but it's safer than rice for the birds. I can't wait to try it (outside).

Chilihead2 said...

Now THAT is an awesome idea.

Anonymous said...

blogger can really stink w/ pictures! i use my flickr account to put pictures in blogger now.

Larae said...

Great idea, I can imagine how much little ones would LOVE it. Thanks for sharing =)

Lines From The Vine said...

What a great idea...children love to mix and pour and oatmeal would be just perfect!

Thanks for sharing!!