Monday, April 11, 2011

Enjoying Warmer Weather

I knew today was supposed to be warmer out so the plan was to stay outside as much as possible! 

Since I had the ingredients on hand, I decided to make a cornstarch and water mixture for some sensory play. 

Turner really doesn't like his hands to be dirty but he was receptive to this project. 

He really enjoyed squeezing the mixture to make it hard...

and then opening his hands to let the mixture flow. 

We talked briefly about things that were liquids and things that were solids. He was pretty interested!

Eli, on the other hand, was more interested in painting himself...


Make a ball, but stop touching it and...

Turns back in to a liquid.

Chasing bad guys.

Painting trees.

Swabbing the deck. I think they had the most fun doing this!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Sensory Boxes

The boys really enjoy their rice boxes that I've been making a la Counting Coconuts and Pink and Green Mama

Last week I saw a cute spring themed box somewhere and I'm kicking myself for not bookmarking the link. The rice boxes have done us well, but I can see the kids are getting a bit bored. 

(I've been taking pictures with my phone for TWO days. Remind me to charge my cameras!)

The result: 
Split green peas (grass) , lima beans (bugs) , tiny bow tie pasta  (butterflies), and fake cherry blossoms
left over from a recent household project), and a tiny pot.

Eli added bugs and a tractor. 

Turner chose to do some flower arranging. 

Deacon just sat around, looking cute. 
 I think the new box was a hit! Turner is always much neater and more precise with his pouring and playing. 

Eli is always a mess! But he has fun, so that counts for something.