play dough…sensory and COLOR

Colored Playdough

I love homemade play dough.  For years kool-aid play dough was the only kind I made.  I recently found this awesome recipe and now it's the play dough I can't get enough of! Since we are having fun with colors this week I decided to divide the play dough into separate sections to be colored. At the last minute I mixed in a few sensory surprises.  A little Peppermint Extract kneeded into the blue play dough. Sequins folded into the pink play dough. Left over birdseed mix into the green play dough. Oats added a nice texture to the yellow play dough. We used cinnamon in the brown play dough and vanilla extract in the purple play Continue Reading

foamy soap PAINTING

Suds Painting

I saw this activity for foamy soap painting a while back and knew it would be perfect for Little M.  It could potentially be a BIG mess (even a little messy for me!?!) so I wanted to be sure I was really prepared.  See the post that got me so excited here. what you need:  foaming soap ~ paint ~ buckets ~ paint brushes ~ stuff to paint When I said I wanted to be prepared I was not kidding.  I put our playmat on the grass, a smock on Little M and put a bucket of clean water with a towel close by. Little M filled the cup with foaming soap.  (Don't you just love the look of concentration?)  Then we added a few squirts of paint and mixed.  I Continue Reading