I’ve read a couple of craft blog posts with using egg cartons as a sorting container, and it gave me the idea to make something quick for V to play quietly with on the table.
I stamped out hearts in 12 different kinds of paper, and then glued one of each heart at the bottom cup of the egg carton. That’s basically it.
It took her a long time to sort all the hearts — I had 12 of each paper, into 12 spaces. That’s a lot of hearts. I had to help her and to encourage her along. She happily finished it once but wasn’t intersted in repeating it again. I left it on the window sill and she took it down to play with it the second day, but only to play with the hearts.