|By Margie Palatini|
Create an obstacle challenge for your kids to figure out.
We chose to place a shoe up in a tree and tell Grace that it was her responsibility to get it down (with her own hands) and to figure out how to do it. Just like the fox did!
As you move from left to right across each row, you can see the order of events for how she went about getting the shoe. (Thanks Daddy for the shoe!)
Right away she asked her dad to stand near the tree so she could climb on him.
When asked how she would get up on dad's shoulders, she went down to the picnic table and asked us to bring it over as a way for her to get higher.
She realized she had to ask Dad to sit down so she could climb on his shoulders.
When he stood back up with her on his shoulders and his feet on the ground, they still were not tall enough.
Finally, she asked Jesse to stand on the picnic table seat so they could reach. Success!
You can create the story for lunch by using a slice of summer sausage cut into a triangle, 4 sticks, and two crescent shapes to make the fox. Next, make a tree by slicing a peanut butter sandwich as shown. Use some cut celery for the ground and a couple of the celery leaves for the tree tops. Finally, add the grapes, and your child will be delighted to see the story come alive!