Just a quick pop in today. We've got "miles and miles to go before (we) sleep."… meaning my to-do list is lengthy and I need another cup of coffee.
Anyhow, I wanted to tell you about something that has become quite the rage in my house, and on the go, for that matter.
We found a book on the clearance rack at our local book store, and picked up a package of four tangram sets.
Two of the sets stay at home and come out when I'm making lunch or dinner. This goes a LONG way to preserve my sanity when the "how LONG is this going to take? I'm STARVING!" begins.
I just put together a few of the puzzles and traced the outline one night while I watched some of "Into the West" (have I told you how much I love Netflix?).
The boys pick one out. Sometimes they color it in, and then they do the puzzle. If dinner still isn't ready, they swap.
The other two tangram sets are slipped into my purse (big thanks to this zippered bag tutorial), to have on hand when we have some unexpected wait time (car inspection, dentist office, etc.)
I just photo-copied a few pages of the books, cut them into smaller squares and slipped them into the bags with the tangrams.
A world of warning… they're pretty addictive. You might want to reserve a set for yourself too 🙂