I made the fateful mistake of showing her the colouring case just before we were about to head out the door to nursery. I couldn't get it out of her tiny hands for want of trying!
So, thinking on my feet, I grabbed my daughter with pens in tow as well as the box of Rice Krispies and headed out the door. I decided that dealing with a toddler melt down on a Friday morning really wasn't top on my agenda and that she could do with a lesson in sharing, so why not let her take the pens and Rice Krispies to nursery and colour it in there with her friends?
Well, it was a big hit! The children loved it and her key workers (aka wonderful and amazing nursery staff) also got involved. End result? A brightly coloured Rice Krispies box created with a variety of pens and glues by extremely talented 2 and 3 year olds! Also, my daughter was happy to share with her friends so she had fun and learnt a valuable life lesson at the same time.