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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pink Strawberry Scented Rice Tub

We have used coloured rice for many activities during the years and i had some pink leftover in storage so with Valentines day this month we made a sensory play tub up with some hearts, pink silicone cupcake holders and some spoons and jugs to pour with.
The special thing about this coloured rice was that i added a few drops of strawberry essence to the coloured rice and let dry on a baking tray overnight.
It smelt wonderful! The smell of sweet strawberries wafted the room while Tara poured, filled,sprinkled and created

Even little Mason had a turn and enjoyed sprinkling the rice and making it fall. I would suggest doing this outdoors if your children are younger as the rice also makes lovely confetti! :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Water Painting

The weather here has been very humid and Mason is proving to be a real outdoors baby (well now 13 months not so much a baby). So i set him up with a cup of water and a paintbrush and watched him figure out how to paint with water on the pavers.
Sometimes its the simple things that entertain for hours......

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mess free painting

My kids both LOVE painting, any chance they get it would be their preferred activity. This painting activity has a twist though! Mess free painting!
All you need is paint,tape and sandwich bags.

Squirt your favourite colour into the sandwich bag or add two different colours for the older children to investigate colour mixing. Close the zip lock up firmly. Use tape to secure them on your glass window or door.

Think about the ideal height for your child when you are securing it on. A 7 month old may love to sit and play while placing it higher for a 9 month old will encourage him/her to stand up. This also works for siblings. I placed one quite high for Tara so her little brother was unable to "help" her do her work :)

Great for little hands

And even bigger hands..Here Tara is colour mixing her yellow and blue

Happy Valentines day!!! The great thing about this activity is when your finished mess free painting you can open the sandwich bags and use the paint for real painting, no more waste!