Sometimes a quick trip to Target can make me queasy with the thought of how much money I can spend in a very short amount of time on “essential” items. It can seriously suck me in. It might be one of my favorite stores to wander sans Pip. But I was happy to find a quick little experiment in the Dollar Spot last week. Man I love those little $1 finds!
Enter Grow-an-Animal Capsules! This was such a fun experiment for Pip. And when you divide up the capsules, it’s a really great rainy day activity that can last awhile (if you’re like me and make sure you give the animals “growing time”)!
Stage #1- Capsules….enthusiasm builds, excitement is almost unbearable for a 2.5 year old! What color will make each animal?
Stage #2- Oh look….what animals are growing inside our little test jars?
Stage #3- Shake them, stack them, twist and turn to try to figure out what animal is growing in the jar!
Stage #4- After all animals have grown up, lay them out and go through their shapes. A good learning tool to practice animal shapes. Even Mommy had a hard time distinguishing goat from cow in this lot! One side warning, keep away from cats! One poor yellow animal was torn from the group by a feisty orange cat who thought it would be fun to bat around. Not sure where that animal is now!
A dollar well spent! I highly recommend the Grow-an-Animal kit. I have no idea how long they’ll last but at least they’re some good fun right now!