Lately, B has really been interested in numbers so he has been enjoying the book Chicka Chicka 123. By enjoying I mean we have been reading it OVER and OVER again.
One morning he got out his number magnets and started retelling the book with the numbers. Right then I jumped into action and we made an apple tree for the numbers just like in the book. WE cut and taped the paper onto a cookie sheet so it would be magnetic for the numbers (about halfway through I was the only one left still cutting and taping).
I thought B would spend tons of time using this to retell the story. He was interested in doing it once with me and then that was it. I sat on the floor feeling defeated because my “great idea” wasn’t as big of a hit as I had imagined. A little bit later I looked over and B had used his magnets to put 100 at the top of the tree (this happens at the end of the story). That made it all worth it!