So it was the old "let's pull out the animal lacing activity" yesterday afternoon. I was desparate to find an activity that would occupy these three monkeys so this was the trick. Monica & Maria loved the quasi-sewing aspect of the lacing & Lucas liked the animals. It was perfect and a much needed uninterrupted 30 minutes for me. The lacing is good eye-hand coordination practice as you figure each animal's lacing pattern.