A rush of excited anticipation raced through my body. I hung up the phone, glanced at the clock and sent a whirlwind of activities into motion… my “kids” were coming for a visit!
What is a grandma suppose to do with just minutes before an unexpected arrival of her grandchild? Of course, the standards were in place…a container of homemade play dough next to a tiny rolling pin and an empty peanut butter jar filled with little cookie cutters waited patiently in a kitchen drawer. The bucket of sand toys sat in readiness next to the back door. Children’s books were resting on the shelf in hopes of being read. But, what could we create “on the spot”?
Dinner had to be considered, so a peek into the refrigerator produced two answers! Frozen pizza and some spur of the moment fun!
Check out how we played while we waited for the pizza to cook!
|The cardboard under the pizza quickly became a three piece puzzle.
It was cut into three pieces and a different number added to each piece.
He is three years old and we were practicing counting to three.
Older children could practice learning fractions with this same concept