(Goblin is 24 months)Our holiday home doesn't have much in the way of craft supplies but fortunately while in Tesco yesterday I popped some foam sheets in the trolley. They were about 15 sheets for 99p. I couldn't find the Tesco brand online but you can pick them up in Hobby craft.
In case you didn't know, foam sheeting when wet will stick to windows. Last night I sat in front of the TV and cut out animal shapes.
This morning when Goblin was looking for something to do I presented him with these animals and a bowl of water and popped them down in front of one of the big patio doors. Goblin was really excited. He went through and named all the animals. I was quite chuffed that he recognised them from my dodgy freehand cut outs.
I realised after he'd been playing with them for a while that I had some counting opportunities. There was 1 snake; 2 pigs; 3 horses; 4 chickens; 5 ducks.
If I hadn't been distracted by watching The West Wing, I might have thought about the counting opportunities and carried on with increasing numbers of animals. But instead I made 1 pond; 2 tractors; 2 cats; 2 clouds; 3 bits of grass; 1 sun; and 1 moon. Maybe I'll do some more tonight.
Even Hublet seemed to like playing with them.