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.

Bubble Fun

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.

Playsilks

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…

A Simple Chromatography Experiment

I’m a sucker for simple experiments with common household items and dramatic results, and my 6 year old is currently in love with colors. The other day, he didn’t ask his cousin what her favorite color is. He asked what her favorite color group is (primary, secondary, or tertiary – spoiler alert: he likes the…