Yesterday was one of those few days when I actually did in the afternoon what I said I would do. Anna was in a decent mood despite not taking a nap yet again, and I told her that we will do a special activity. I handled her the package, and by looking at the back she deduced correctly that we will be doing this outside and that we will need cups and water. Both of us were somewhat disappointed that nothing happened right away. I had to shake the capsules a few times to help them unfold into the shapes, and I had to entertain an impatient toddler while the capsules grew into… something. I would say diplomatically that some of them looked more fish-like than others. I tried to get Anna to match the foam fish to the outlines on the back of the packaging, but it didn’t go over too well. To tell the truth, I had some problems identifying them myself. But still, it was a fun activity, it contained some learning component (different sea creatures and also how some things get bigger in water), fit great with our ocean theme, and Anna was very pleased with the results. I hope that today we can print with them (expect a big mess!) or use them in another collage.