Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sticky Story Board

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The other day, Erik was bored and driving me nuts. I decided that we needed to shake things up a bit and do something we don't do every day. I went to my cupboard where I keep all the supplies for our different activities and was trying to decide which one to redo, when a light bulb came on. I looked at the foam sheets from our Foam Stickers activity, but I didn't want to either sit in the bathroom while Erik played with them in the tub or let him splash water all over and use them on the fridge like we've done in the past. My eyes moved past the basket of rolls of tape and on to the next item, the roll of contact paper from this activity. Suddenly my brain lit up and I knew what we were going to do.


I grabbed the supplies:

-masking tape
-foam sheets
-scissors

I started cutting different shapes out of the foam until we had a good little pile. Next I taped some contact paper, sticky side out, onto the fridge. I was going to tape it to the wall, but I was worried about the tape and the paint not getting along (or perhaps I should say getting along too well) so we went with the more forgiving fridge.
It took Erik a few tries to figure out that he couldn't put the pieces up by the handful, but once he did, everything went great. He loved to put shapes up and pull them off. His little fingers got a good workout. 
 We kept this up over the entire weekend for Erik to enjoy. We only took it down on Monday because some of the little pieces are small enough to be a choking hazard for Paisley. I saved the pieces though, so another time we can do this again and it will be like it's brand new. I love that sometimes the simplest things are the ones that kids enjoy most!

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