Friday, December 30, 2011

Messy Art Project Blow up Paint Bags

We did this project in various steps and in the end we had an messy, fun, and artsy explosion!

We got the paints and the sandwich bags. Added one colored paint to each bag.

So Big Boy got to squish it, rub it and play with it.

After he played we added water.

Shake, shake, shake it!

Blow air inside of the bag.

It was neat that we discovered this heart shaped hole in the patio.

We got this idea from Play Create Explore. Thank you PCE!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas/winter Sensory Tub

We used Insta-Snow, 2 trees, cotton balls and erasures that we got at the Dollar Tree store. I added two Christmas cups that we had and a penguin. He can use the spatula 
as a snowplow to make a road, etc.

This is a fun activity to do with your child. BB loves it and he is there playing as I 
write this. We may add glitter later to add to the sensorial part of this activity. BB helped with the measuring and watched as the powder turns into snow, great science experiment. For another science experiment put some of the "snow" in the freezer 
and come back several hours later to see what happened!
Note: Make sure your child doesn't put the 'snow' in his mouth or eyes. I am pretty sure it is not good*. BB is very good with not putting things in his mouth.

* Please read this Insta-snow precaution info.

Decorating a Gingerbread House

He liked decorating his house. Dec. 2011
We used a kit that we bought last year in Jo-Ann. Trader Joe's
sells them too.

This is Big Boy's Gingerbread House

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas activities

 We use this to build a city. We added cars and a wooden train set to complete it. With this 
activity we talk about vocabulary like "next to", "in front of", etc. With older children you could
draw a map and then us the map to build the city. (We got this ceramic buildings at the Dollar Tree store).

This is a small tree that Big Boy can decorate himself.

Stocking Christmas houses.