If you look closely you can see the ball in midair close to the box.
We are getting so very, very tired of winter here. I let M go out whenever I am reasonably sure he won’t freeze, but it just isn’t enough. He needs some gross motor fun inside, and I admit I’m not the best when it comes to this kind of thing. I’ve said this before… I’m a sit-in-one-place-and-do-something-quiet kind of girl, and I have a lot to learn about nurturing and appreciating M’s wild side.
So, I made an attempt last Thursday, and was successful. :) I found an old box, traced the top of a large cottage cheese container onto it, and cut out the circle. Then I pushed the cottage cheese container into it and set the whole thing up on our loveseat.
I found these cute soft balls (similar to a bean bag, but with some sort of stuffing inside; they are very lightweight) at Dollar Tree. Apparently they are supposed to look like Easter eggs.
I put a piece of masking tape on the floor and we took turns standing at it and seeing if we could toss the balls into the container. I thought M was doing great, but he was frustrated that whenever he managed to get a ball into the container it rolled right back out. So we set up the laundry basket on the loveseat and did it that way. Ha! He enjoyed this a lot and was thrilled that it was ok to throw something in the house. :)
So, just go get your laundry basket and a ball and have fun! If you want to make the same thing I made, make sure to cut your hole a tiny bit smaller than the outer rim of your container so the container won’t slide all the way through.
Have a beautiful day! :)