Chasing Cheerios

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Balancing Animals

I introduced this simple work to O last week, and she really enjoyed it. The balancing animals are from the dollar section of Target (bought last summer), and they are meant for martini glasses. O had to place them very carefully on the rim of the cup so that they wouldn't fall off. I was surprised that this was a little difficult for her. It was a great lesson in moving slowly and carefully :)


  1. I saw those! What a fun way to use them.:-)

  2. we saw those too, but i would've never thought of using them for a balancing activity! way to go!

  3. What a great idea - easy to set up, challenging, yet fun. I will try this with my little girl.

    I had forgotten all about tanagrams, although they remind me of a similar sort of activity we do that was inspired by the Mouse Shapes book.


  4. what a great idea! I have those (still unopened).

  5. we have some of those they get played with in princess land my youngest says they are princess animals! :)

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    hope all is well and calmed down

  6. Thanks for the idea! I have these somewhere(?)and I know my daughter would enjoy this.