At breakfast time Adam had finished eating but I still had most of my breakfast left. He was getting restless in his highchair but I didn’t want him to leave the kitchen. I needed a quick activity. I remembered we had some lollipop sticks. I took a zebra print container off the window sill and cut out slits in its lid. The zebra print containers were originally Soya Formula tins that I covered.
The slits in the plastic lid were smooth enough to touch so I didn’t need to attach tape to its edges.
I gave Adam the lollipop sticks and he started to post them into the lid immediately. I was surprised that he alternated which slot to use.
When he had posted all the lollipops I took the lid off, emptied the sticks onto the highchair and he started again.
I had hoped this activity would become a Busy Box activity, especially as he loved it. However, Adam kept putting the wooden sticks into his mouth. I am hoping that he will grow out of that soon in order for it to be an independent activity for him.
* Lollipop sticks
* Container with lid attached
Adam was 20 months old