Thank goodness for play dough!! I have seen on many different blogs the idea of play dough mats, but having none available, I decided the next best thing would be for me to place some printed colouring sheets into a plastic wallet and let him use them. I drew a basic face shape for him as well to make features for, and made a ball of play dough and put strands of spaghetti into it with some dry pasta to thread, so all of these things and his other bits and bobs kept him quiet and still for the morning. He had great fun making snowmen, half man/birthday cake creations as well as really concentrating to thread the pasta, all great for fine motor skills and imagination.
|The other sheets|
|Arthur colouring with play dough|
|Using the tools|
|Half man half birthday cake|
|Eye can see you!|
|A little light reading for Alyssa!|