One of Mai’s favorite new games is removing the contents of our Lazy Susan & placing them up on our kitchen island. I will ask he Mai what are you doing? “I go shopping” “I buy food”. She will name off all the items as she places them up on the island. “Ranch dressing, hot chocolate, barbecue sauce.” I do not love this, but it does keep her occupied while I am cooking or doing dishes. She loves playing this so much that I thought it would be a fun idea to make her her own little grocery store on the shelves of our kitchen island. My hopes of course, were that this would distract her from emptying the contents of my Lazy Susan.
I used old food boxes & rinsed out jars and lined them up in a row on the shelves.
Mai has a little toy shopping cart, so I thought we could make a fun & educational game out of it. My idea was that she could pick out the items that she wants just as she did with the Lazy Susan & that we could use some of her coins in her piggy bank and make it a lesson in counting and money as well.
Unfortunately Mai was not so easy fooled by mommy’s make shift shopping center. She picked up each container & exclaimed “Oh! It’s empty. I throw in the trash.” And in the trash she threw them. Oh Well! Better luck next time, Mommy.
Oh what a fun idea!!
Thank you! It’s too bad it didn’t work. Lol
Yes but I bet it will be great in a few more months. My daughter would go crazy over this idea I know! 😉
Thank you. I hope so. She likes counting money too, so I thought it would be a great game for us, but she just said “Oh empty” and in the trash they went. Lol! Gotta love that she was cleaning up.
Aww, so cute and trust me I have been outsmarted by my own, too many times now, as well 😉
Lol! She’s too smart.
Hahaha, that is what my daughter would do too! I love it!
Oh good! So I am not alone. Lol
I love this idea! My little guy just started to pretend to go shopping too. He has a little basket that he carries around and fills with pretend food.
Thank you. Hopefully it works better for you than it did for us. Lol. She loves cooking. It is funny, she even likes the cooking channel.
Hahaha. Such a brilliant idea. Too bad it didn’t work. I might try to outsmart my smarty and see if she’ll bite!
Thanks. I hope it works better for you. Lol!