We are going tomorrow for the long weekend to lonavala and so i started trying to pack late this morning. As always, i started with the boys’ stuff because that seems to be the bulk of what we need to take and, as always, the boys wanted to ‘help’ me. So, while i was figuring out night clothes and blankies, the twins pulled out the plastic socks box from their cupboard.
Before we knew it, there were socks all over the room…lots and lots – because we just bought them 8 new pairs and all the old ones are still there, waiting to be passed on to ameya (baby number 3) or be turned into sock puppets.
I started picking them up, trying to find pairs ad put them together when i suddenly had an idea…saved myself the trouble of hunting down the socks and had a fun game for the boys too. I held up a bright blue and orange striped sock and said “where is the other one? Who can find it for me?”. And Nishant came along with the sock that he retrieved from the top of his Lego box. “Good matching Nish!”. This turned into something that was fun, we got all the socks matched and then…yup you guessed right…we started all over again.
Drawing inspiration from this, i also had them match their pajama sets … so i held up the top or bottom and had them give me the other piece.
Matching is an important pre-math skill. I really liked the way this one came about so organically. The boys liked it and wanted “more” and i got the socks sorted too!