Remember I asked about what kind of toys I should add to our dismal collection?
I got quite a few responses on the blog and on twitter talking about animals. I wasn't convinced they would be much of a hit here, but the creche teacher chatted about Immy spending time at the jungle table with the animals and my Mum started sending the girls a parcel every now and then with a little animal each.
This week I really needed to make a work call and didn't want to be disturbed for at least 20 minutes - which is a pretty long time for a two year old.
The recycle bin was overflowing like usual so the boxes are all sitting inside, this gave me the idea of the sand box.
I gave the girls the box and permission to use anything at all in the backyard to make a habitat for the animals.
It was a huge hit and gets played with each day as they change things around, replace the flowers, clean the water and play.
There are sure to be more animals on the way to play here.