During naptime yesterday, I laid a piece of black construction paper and several letter & number magnets in the sun. The idea came from this post at Quirky Momma to create a puzzle by allowing the sun to bleach the uncovered area of the paper. I thought it might be a fun way to work with Dylan on letters & numbers as well as eye/hand coordination. I spelled out his name and then placed numbers 1-5. We’ve been practicing counting our fingers based on a song in our weekly music class so this seemed like a good way to tie together the image with the number’s name.
He was excited to see the puzzle outside when he woke up. We had to let it sit a bit longer (the blank space hadn’t faded quite enough – altogether we left it for about 3 hours). As soon as I let him outside, he ran over for a closer look. I moved the plastic pieces so he could see the darker spaces and he quickly began matching them up.