Thursday, October 13, 2011
So I don't know if I should kiss or kill the person who introduced me to Pinterest. That has become a total addiction to me. Anyhoo, I saw a cute addition/subtraction idea using those little plastic pumpkin baskets and Popsicle sticks. I have had that thing pinned since August waiting for Halloween to roll around. Then I couldn't find the stinkin baskets anywhere! I tried Target, Fred Meyer, Craft Stores, Dollar Tree, but no luck. I had given up on the idea of doing this with "A" when I found them at Walgreens- of all places- for $2.99 for the package of eight. I almost hated writing numbers on the back with a Sharpie. It's funny because before "A" even knew what I was going to do he asked to write the numbers on the back so he could put them in order (he is working on number lines in school). I then wrote simple addition and subtraction equations on craft sticks (BAD IDEA). I used what I had but they kept tipping over the pumpkins. Stick with the popsicle sticks and you will not have a frustrated little kiddo. I wrote a lot of equations and it looked daunting to my fiveyear-old so they sat on the desk for days. I didn't push it (for once). Last night he tried it and actually really loved it-except for the tipping over part.