I love it when a planned activity takes on a life of it’s own and the kids take it somewhere fantastic. I wanted to practice ordinal numbers with Sammi (first, second, third, etc.) so I challenged her to find 10 objects of different sizes and put them in order from smallest to largest. Then we counted them and Sammi proved her knowledge on the subject. Then the fun began!
Sammi gave me a challenge to find 10 purple objects. Elli was in her purple nightgown so Sammi said I could use her. I carried her to the couch and she consented to be my doll. I dressed her up in my other purple objects.
Then Sammi snuck in another challenge. This one was a rainbow challenge so that I could use Sammi.
Then I gave her a challenge to find 5 blue objects. She got to use Scott as one since his night shirt was blue. I let her take the picture, too, which is why it’s a little blurry.
Next Elli issued a challenge that we had to find every color in the rainbow in a different shape.
Finally Elli had to complete her own challenge: 5 yellow objects. She went above and beyond finding 11 yellow objects.
This is wonderful! I love it when parents challenge their children in a creative way! No kids yet but this is a fabulous idea that I will use with my nieces. Thank you so much for sharing.
I love that purple hat 😉
That top picture or Eli is AWESOME. 🙂
Clare @lingeralittlelonger says
I love your idea on how your kids be more creative at the same time learn from the these activities that you dealt with them.
Thanks for those beautiful photos!