Entertain a tot in seconds with Floating Letters.
A simple sink activity to occupy little hands: why, yes please. Music to my ears! Which is why I love playing Floating Letters with my toddler.
Floating letters is such a simple indoor activity – and one of the best I’ve come up with. It takes less than a second to set up but holds toddler attention for so much longer. It’s a magical activity.
Setting up Floating Letters is so easy.
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Floating letters is really one of those silly easy activities – but fine by me! I don’t have time with two under three to be setting up massive projects for them. I have seconds. Thank goodness for easy games like this!
I dumped our letters into a sink full of water. We love these letter – they see a lot of playing time for us. My goal for this activity was to keep my tot occupied while I did all the fun things that I love. Just kidding – I needed to unload the dishwasher, wipe the counters, etc. As I did my “chores”, I called out letters, colors, etc for him to find. He started this “game” with a spatula to add challenge AND/OR to make it take longer AND/OR to buy me more time to get my work done. Eventually he ditched the spatula for his hands especially as he started grabbing more than one letter at a time (“find me all the purple ones”).
You could definitely change this activity to fit your family – what toys do you have that float? What could you fill the sink with? There are so many great options with an easy activity like this! Something that will buy you precious time to do a chore you really don’t want to do (being an adult is hard work).
Anything in the sink is always a win for us and anything that lets me clean up without feeling like I’ve abandoned the children is a double win, and that’s why we love Floating Letters. Floating Letters is a total kitchen game changer – it makes life while cooking dinner so much easier!