28 Mar 10

Activity #1 – Have a Telephone ...

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The makeshift telephone concept consisting of two plastic cups with a thread connecting them is already familiar to me. I may have already read about it in books or seen it on TV but never in the life of me would I think of doing it with Z. That’s why I’m really thankful with the 101 Ways to Keep Busy Guide. Now Z and me would never run out of things to do.

Making the telephone was really easy. I didn’t realize I have all the things I needed in our house.

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What you will need: Two plastic cups, needle, thread, scissors.
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And of course, your curious little one! Just look at Z’s face – he’s definitely curious on what’s going to happen next.

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Thread the needle and then prick a hole at the bottom of both cups.

It just took me 10 minutes to do this.

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But we spent hours of fun and laughter!

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Instructions say the string should be 15 to 20 feet but I suggest a shorter one. It’s really hard to manage a longer string since it has to be taut for it to work. The last photo was really priceless. That’s the happiest smile I was able to capture in years! Z was raving about it all day about how really happy he was with our activity. We’re only at activity 1 but I’m already reaping rewards. 1 down 100 to go! Whee!