We have a new, temporary outdoor installation at our house right now. It’s called a stick forest, and it’s one of our favorite ways to play in the snow when the snow just isn’t cooperating for snowballs and snowmen. The concept is simple – collecting debris from the yard and placing it in an intentional…
Easy Solar Eclipse T-Shirts
The eclipse is only 2 days away, and we wanted to do something to at the same time Anticipate what we’re going to experience with the eclipse (though we’re in a 70% zone) and Create something memorable to commemorate the event. We’re not highly crafty, and I wanted a project the kids could really own….
Shaving Cream in the Water Table
This last year, I’ve been immersing myself in the OT world of sensory input and motor skill development, and the thing that amazed me was that I now had the eyes to look at what my kids were doing and to see the purpose in their play – not because I dictated what they must do but because they sought it out themselves.
The weather’s been gorgeous recently, and the gypsy moth caterpillars have finally metamorphosed (and are being lured in by our pheromone traps), so we’ve taken the opportunity to spend some time outside, enjoying the relative calm that is our backyard. We’ve done a few related bubble activities that have been big wins with the whole…
Math in the Bath!
Tonight, in the bath, I gave my kids about 10 ping-pong balls and 3 small takeout-style containers.
A couple years ago, my then 4yo and I embarked on a playsilks experiment. I tend to get a crafty idea, make a bunch of them, get tired of it, and move on. (Afghans, mei tai baby carriers, felt Christmas trees, car seat canopies, I’m looking at you!) The playsilks were a similar project. We…