Tallulah has been obsessed with playing games lately. Every day I am racking (or is it wracking?) my brain for new and exciting “games” for her to play. Recently I busted out the Twister mat that has not seen the light of day in years. I think there was even beer spilled on it from some pre-kid party so that really shows you how much Twister we play around here. Anywhoo, we are not talking about my lack of adult fun we are talking about my abundance of kid fun today. Tallulah did not quite get the part about spinning the dial and putting a foot here and a hand there. She is only 2 after all and frankly I still often get my left and right confused. She does however know her colors like nobody’s business. A Twister mat and a pile of colorful toys turned into a color sorting par-tay. No beer was spilled at this party, maybe a little apple juice, but an equal amount of fun was had by all.
This got me to thinking about Twister and possible other toddler friendly uses for the mat. I’m already thinking slip and slide of some sort. You could also cut it up and make it into a toddler craft smock or line it for a bib? Ever play Twister with your toddler? I need game ideas people. Help a mother out.
Those clever folks at Real Simple reused a Twister mat as a table cloth. I would have gone for more colorful party decor to match the table cloth, but that’s just me.
I’ve seen a couple of different versions of Twister mats painted on grass like this one by Sassy Style. If only I had a yard (or grass) big enough. I have dreamed of grass like this since I saw Austin’s polka dot house.
Last but not least I thought I would show you a picture of my dining room before I re-did it. Yup I guess I kinda had a built in Twister mat.