To get a full picture of the beginning of this post, see March 31, 2017 YIKES! MY TODDLER POOPS IN THE CLOSET! Part 1 and YIKES! MY TODDLER POOPS IN THE CLOSET! Part 2 on April 4, 2017 to find out how we got here. When I wrote YIKES! MY TODDLER POOPS IN THE CLOSET! Part 2, Because I no longer had the original or photos of the original for those 2 posts or "How to Get Them Out of the Closet and onto the Potty" kit, I've been digging around for things to illustrate the kit for you.
In order to create an "OCEAN" reward system, which is what I did, I looked at the large variety of ocean TOOB creatures made by Safari Ltd.. Later I found Wild Republic's Itsy Bitsies. I'm sure there are more companies and more sizes. Depending how old your child is or whether he/she has grown out of putting things in his mouth and swallowing them, you need to choose the right size plastic critters for your child's safety.
When my friends and I were little, and went out to my grandmother's farm, the first thing we did was make a beeline for a small clock box, that not longer had it's inside. My grandmother had taped a picture behind the remaining piece of glass. It looked very inviting and held our favorite treasures, about 5-10 miniature glass or wood animals. Nothing at all spectacular, but we loved them because they allowed our imaginations to run wild. They weren't even to reward us, they were just for play, but that's how I got the idea.
My daughter played with her plastic ocean creatures in the kitchen, bathtub or where ever we were. Here's a picture of how I stored them. Easy to carry around and here's a sample of what might have been inside. (see more in the next post)
Here's what you might find inside!