One of my friends created a board on Pinterest for toddler activities. The notification showed up on my phone this morning with a small picture of pipe cleaners in a colander. I was cleaning after breakfast and put my phone away without clicking on the link.
Fastforward a few hours. The kids were especially clingy this afternoon. I grabbed some pipe cleaners and colander (both of which happened to be in the kitchen) and put in on the floor like so:
This spontaneous activity resulted in nearly half an hour of entertainment. The triplets were completely engrossed in inserting the pipe cleaners through the holes. They had limited success, but I consider it great practice with fine motor skills.
After their curiosity weaned, they continued playing with Little People. Maddie kept sitting on Amelia and Amelia would rub Maddie's back. I made pipe cleaner bracelets for them and they took turns putting them on each other. It was adorable.
I guess I'll actually check out the Pinterest board. Who knows what other simple combinations of entertainment we can create?