Friday, December 13, 2013

End of White Week: White Sensory Bags

With our final day of white week, we had a lot of fun in store, including our white outfits!  First, I added some white jasmine, bath salts to the sensory bin:

We had a friend of hers with a 5 month old baby coming over, so we decided to make some sensory bags for him:

We continued our sensory bags and taped them up to our door, that way the light can shine through them and they look really neat:

Monkey J literally did not want to stop making these!  He especially loved the ones that had the white shaving cream in them!

Sensory Bags:
-Simply add shaving cream into a ziplock bag
-Mix in some food coloring (it's neat to add two colors that way they can mix together)
-Add any small items like beads, erasers, etc.:

You will then want to tape the top with some duct tape (we used our pretty duct tape to dress it up a bit).  Soon, we had quite the collection!

If you tape it to the door, the older kids love to squish it and look for the objects inside.  Monkey also enjoyed tracing some letters as well:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

White Week Activities

We've been enjoying some fun white week activities, such as cotton swab snowflakes:

All we did was push cotton swabs into a Styrofoam ball from the Dollar Store:

And we had an instant snowflake! 

We also did some cotton swab spelling:

Monkey J loved this activity!

Next we got to work on some more cotton swab snowflakes:

 This time, we put just a dab of glue in the middle of our paper and then we fanned out the cotton swabs:

The monkeys then decided that we needed some glitter, so we added a tiny bit of glue and a LOT of glitter!

Our finished products! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

White Week Sensory Bin and Play Snow Recipe

With it being December, it seemed a great time to do our white week.  We started out with our white sensory bin...and this time both kiddos helped me put it together:

As the base, I created "fake snow" - this stuff is awesome!  
Play Snow Recipe:
-2 cups of baking soda
-1/2 cup of peppermint body lotion or 1/2 cup white conditioner...smells delicious too!

The stuff actually molds into snowballs:

And for whatever reason, it feels cold to the touch as well ;)

We then picked out our white objects from the toy room:

And just like that, we had made our white sensory bin!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pink Week: Painting

This afternoon, we learned how to create the color pink:

We mixed white and red together:

We really enjoyed getting our hands dirty for this!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pink Week: Field Trip

It's always neat when you can squeeze in a field trip into the theme of the week. As part of our Pink week, we skipped school today and headed on over to the Pink Pig!  

It's an Atlanta tradition that consists of a small little train that does a couple of loops around a track inside a tent while telling the story of Priscilla the Pink Pig

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pink Week: Sensory Bin

We started pink week this week with our pink sensory bin:

The set-up was a bit different:

The bin consisted of pink bath salts and some pink objects from around the house.  The kiddos really enjoyed it:

I also provided small plastic pink cups for them to use as scoopers:

Looks like pink week will be a huge hit!