I know I’ve said this before, but I love invitations to play. I just love seeing what a child will come up with when presented with a chosen handful of things to play with. I love seeing how their brains work without my example of how you should play with said items. Explore, create, learn… love it. 🙂
It all started with this blog post. A saw me looking at it and said he wanted to do that. However, I couldn’t find any golf tees around the house. That’s not true. I found one. Needless to say, the activity had to wait until I could go get some.
And the Styrofoam? I actually couldn’t imagine what it would be like to have to listen to him poking golf tees into it. It makes my teeth ache just thinking about it. WHY IS THAT??? ANYONE??? So instead of Styrofoam I went for…
Play dough! Actually, A asked me to make some play dough. And don’t think I’m all that, it’s super easy to make your own. (Recipe to follow.)
Here’s the tray I set out… (Be forewarned that there are a lot of pictures.) 😉
I had to pull out those colored buttons since A showed no interest in them during his tea party. 😉
Incidentally, I have no idea where I got those or what they’re even called. It was either at a garage sale or a homeschool book sale.
We had all this stuff out for about an hour, then took a break. He asked for his Reliv shake (Her prefer’s the Vanilla Now for Kids with almond milk, PB, and banana) and then watched his two favorite shows. After that he wanted to get right back to making more cakes. Perhaps my dream of owning a bakery will one day be realized? I can see you all shaking your heads. 🙂
What have you been up to this week?
The Promised Play Dough Recipe
2 c flour
1/4 c salt
2 packages of Kool Aide
1 c boiling water
1 & 1/2 TB oil
1. Mix dry ingredients in small bowl
2. And oil & slowly stir in water until well incorporated (I find that a fork works best)
3. When dough is cool enough to handle, knead until desired consistency, adding flour/water if necessary
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