This week we tried a few new, fun things to add some excitement around here! Overall, it has been a lot of fun! It has allowed me to keep things fresh and avoid monotony, and it has allowed my little one to learn and explore! Today we went to the park and went leaf-hunting! All of the trees are such beautiful colors, so we gathered leaves in a bag and talked about the different colors and sizes of all of the leaves! We kept our favorites, and at home, we traced the leaves on a sheet of white paper and then colored the pictures!We made a couple of trips to craft stores this week, and I looked for sticker books while I was there! Sticker books can be extremely expensive, apparently! Lo and behold, both Michael’s and Joann’s had these fabulous sticker books for only $1 each! They have up to 700 stickers in each book, and they’re full of fun animals and bright shapes. (Joann’s has them at the front of the store in the bargain bins, and Michael’s had them on an end cap in the back!)
I checked out several new board books at the library. One day when my little one woke up from her nap, I had prepared a cozy little reading cave with fun new books to explore!Finally, I attempted to make homemade PlayDoh, but since I didn’t have cream of tartar, I tried another version with salt, flour, water, and food coloring. It didn’t turn out quite right, unfortunately. However, I put the yellow “goo” and the blue “goo” in a double zip baggie, and it was still lots of fun for my little one to squish around! The colors starting mixing into green, and then we refrigerated it, which made it nice and cold for later, which contributed another element to her sensory development!