I've used this idea before, but not with Hertsje.
I didn't tell her what we were going to do, except to say we were going to make a coconut tree.
We cut out the tree, leaves, and coconuts.
Okay. So neither of us have ever seen an actual coconut tree, but we did do our best!
Still, she was not quite sure why we had just taped our creation to the bottom of a cookie sheet.
Her expression says it all.
There are times when I just plain exasperate her.
But the minute I opened up the package of magnetic letters, she KNEW!
And all the letters made their way up the coconut tree!
Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM!