Monday, July 24, 2017

Flip Your Lid

Your kids/students/nieces or nephews will have the best time with LIDS!!

I've been collecting lids for several months and we had a great time learning with them last week.  We have saved lids from peanut butter jars, squeeze pouches, milk, hair spray, formula and anything else we could think of.  It's been easy and FREE to collect them.


COLOR SORT
I provided the bowls and asked my 4 year old to sort them.  We sorted by color and size.  It was fun to hear her decide which bowl the lids should go in.  She almost always picked out the categories and happily repeated this game over and over again.

Finished sort.

DIY RAINBOW:
She asked to make a rainbow so we did.  Fletcher woke up from his nap and was fascinated with all the lids.  They're a little small for him to play with independently so we made sure to supervise his play time.  He looked at the rainbow and then destroyed it.  Typical one year old.



COUNTING LIDS:
We practiced counting with all of the lids.  Then we stacked them on her head to see how high we could go.  It was hilarious.  We took turns.



TOWERS:
Did you know that these puree pouch lids stack really nicely??  They're perfect for counting, stacking and building.  We had a great time making patterns, counting and seeing how high we could stack them.


I'd like to have her make letter outlines with the lids this week and to practice spelling her name.  I think she'd have fun working on her letters in a brand new way.

Can you think of any other fun games we could play with these lids??


One more thing since I'm talking about kids today...


I just finished reading When Parenting Isn't Perfect by Jim Daly and it was so good!

I don't read a ton of parenting books, but this one caught my eye.  My husband and I are both first borns and have perfectionist tendencies.  It's a struggle for both of us to go with the flow and not focus on everything being perfect.  Daly's words really spoke to my heart.  He reminds us that perfection is the enemy of parenting and laughing, talking and connecting with your kids is so important.  Parenting is messy and that's okay.  Embrace it.  He tells parents that kids just want us to be present and not perfect.  I loved how the book was sectioned off and appreciated the wisdom he shared about building relationships with your kids.  I appreciated his Biblical ties into his parenting theories.  He reminds us that we are God's children and we should take notes on how to treat our own children.  His focus on boundaries, showing grace to those you love and being there to support your kids no matter what really stood out to me.  Daly's kids are older than my young kids so it was great to hear him share wisdom he's learned through years of parenting.  I loved his real life stories to help drive home his points.  He addresses relevant parenting topics for kids of all ages and gives you lots to think about.  All parents should read this book!
*I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review of it.


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5 comments:

  1. Oh Whitney this may go down as one of my favorites yet. Such a cute, simple and clever idea! It's the perfect reminder that kids don't need complicated, over stimulating things and can find joy in even the smallest things.

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  2. This is so so cute! I'm going to start collecting now and plan to put this to use when we are stuck indoors this winter. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas to keep C entertained and this FREE tool is just the key.

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  3. Oh my gosh this is so simple but perfect! I need to start collecting lids!

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  4. This is so much fun! Who would have ever thought you could do so many fun things with lids?!?

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  5. I love this lid game idea! It's right up our alley and just the type of thing I would have done with my little girl when she was a bit younger!

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