Keys in the Cup: 4/10/04
My son and I have a favorite game we made up called Keys in the Cup.
It's a game of coordination and is very noisy. The noisier the better. It goes like this. Take a set
up toy keys
. Sean has a ring of four that are meant to be teething
toys or a rattle but he's really past that stage now. Anyway, rattle these keys around and then drop them in a plastic up,
preferably one that isn't much larger in diameter than the key ring is. Then jostle the cup to make the keys jump out of
the cup. Try to catch the keys in the cup as they come down. The keys on the ring will wriggle about making a lot of noise
and making it difficult to predict how they'll land in the cup. The higher you make the keys jump the more likely it is that
you will miss them on the way down. It's very funny when you miss. And very loud. Have fun!