One Year Old Fun via Pinterest

Last year after Michael turned one, I wanted to try and start doing some fun and cheap activities with him that I had found on Pinterest.  They actually ended up not being fun to him.  The first one that I tried didn't have a link to a blog to give instructions on how to do it, just a picture that was pinned with this in the description: "DIY Ball/Foam Pit for kids. Small plastic pool plus cut up pool noodles! Less than $15." (Click here to see the pin)  So, I went and searched for a kiddy pool at the beginning of August (bad time to look for one).  Finally found one at Toys R Us.  Pool noodles were a lot easier to find and they were on clearance - big win!  I bought twelve pool noodles and cut them up into smaller pieces.  Walla, a cheap foam pit! 

Ended up getting in to get him to want to play in it.

Here's the video that we took of Michael seeing/playing with the foam pit for the first time:

The second one I tried was using pipe cleaners and a colander (*No One Has More Fun Than The Adams'!)  Here's the video that I took of him playing with them:
He seemed more interested in the pipe cleaners than putting them in the holes on the colander.

Now that he's a year older, I hope to try and get him to do more activities.  I've got lots of stuff pinned for him to try out!  Stay tuned... If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers