This is how Raina helped me make dinner :)
She stood at her helping tower (one of the best presents we have ever received. ever.) looking for something to do while I used sharp knives and played with fire... looking forlorn that there were no "kid jobs" going on. So I handed her a pile of pipe cleaners, turned over a colander, and...
The imagination of a 3 year old is pretty awesome.
Fine motor skills, busy hands task, bright colors - this was totally up my alley. I had a hard time putting it away, actually :)