Wednesday, June 30, 2010

independence day sensory tub, July 4th sensory tub, patriotic, JULY SENSORY TUB & PLAYDOH OF THE MONTH, 2010 07

tub contents:  rice, glitter pom poms, wooden boy & two girls (our family), red heart marble gems, blue star marble jems, sequin glitter in red, white & blue, plastic letters spelling USA, blue & red jingle bells, silver star bell, and silver bell (liverty bell), mini clothes pins, star buttons, painted wooden butterlfy & ladybug, iced tea spoon, plastic scoop, (not pictured is a small glass syrup pitcher).  Depending on how the pom poms hold up or not, I may have to add in some more beads or coins. 
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Montessori inspired Sand tray & our garage sale wonders!

this is my first montessori inspired sand tray for naters.  I think im going to cut to fit a black piece of cardstock, laminate it and put it on the bottom.  sand for box was $0.69 at craft store.  container 5x8  was $1.00 at the dollar store.  i actually bought two bags of sand and only needed one.  sand was too deep with two bags.  At garage sales today we purchased a lower case alphabet puzzle for $1, a melissa & doug alphabet art puzzle for $1, and the game Pengoloo $2.00.  In addition to the learning toys, I got her two small glass pitchers, a 2-section glass dish, a 3-section glass dish, 2 mini ice cube trays and a wooden tray w/ handles all for $2.00 for practical life exercises!   Also colored some rice red & blue for her July sensory tub.  I did an experiment with trying to color dried nanvy beans but with the skin on them the coloring was uneven and the beans didnt look so great so i scratched using the beans and went with tried & true rice.  took a lot of coloring to get the blue and red deep enough but was worth it! 
Look for July's sensory tub & playdoh (playdough) of the month next week!
thanks for looking!

Monday, June 21, 2010

2010 06, update Sensory tub & playdough, June

Naters is still loving her June sensory tub.  Here she is playing with it today.  Even my 15 yr grand daughter couldn't help playing with it yesterday!  Definitely love her playing with the sensory tub outside (no clean up)  which has me thinking about what to do in the winter months.  So my mind is spinning with ideas about different mediums for the tub.  Keep you updated with my ideas.  The homemade playdough, wow i'm so amazed it is still so soft and smells so yummy. i like the lemon chiffon scent beasue it is so clean & refreshing!  Naters is 34 months old.
thanks for looking!

Friday, June 11, 2010

2010 06 What's in her Tot school Workboxes, June

these are the items in hew tot school workboxes
mickey mouse milk cap letter sheets with milkcap letters
butterfly puzzle with a dice from Confessions of a Homeschooler
1-10 sticket sheets from Confessions of a homeschooler
Mickey Mouse Number flashcards with clothespins
Lauri Tall stacker pegs & pegboard
Learning Resources Piece A pizza game
A-Z wooden puzzle
Shape Silhouette Match Up from Confessions of a homeschooler
ABC foam puzzle
Melissa & Doug Slice & Bake Cookie Set
We are still playing with her sensory tub & playdough of the month!
thanks for looking

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Playdoh of the Month; Lemon Chiffon Pie, 2010 06

June 2010 Play Dough of the Month

still going with the food theme so this is lemon yellow, scented lemon chiffon pie with yellow & green glitter in it. It takes less than 5 min to make it and Natalie had a blast, she couldnt wait to knead it when it cooled enough! SEE THE SPARKLIES!!!
I got the recipe from My Montessori Journey  its fabulously simple, cheap and makes a very large amount.  I split this batch in two and gave out half as a gift!
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Sensory Tub, 2010 06, Rainbow sensory tub, Food sensory tub

June Sensory Tub; Theme: Food

Filler is Rainbow rice that we made as a family (yes, Steve helped can you believe it!)
items: Two spoons, one male wooden person, two female wooden people (to represent our family),
one red heart marble (i made it with my heart), mini muffin pan, fruit shaped reusable ice cubes $1,
4 red spotted bead (reminds me of strawberries), green beads (green vegetables), two brown square beads (chocolate), jewels (girls should always have jewels), clear glass jewels (ice & water), a purple fish (we like to eat fish), a small tiki glass for her to fill with rice or beads & marbles, little mini clips. 
This is my first sensory tub! 
thanks for looking

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

more Winnie the Pooh & Friends Milk Cap Letter sheets

Here are some improved Winne the Pooh & Friends Milk cap Letters.  The circles are 1-1/2 inch unless the name is longer because I mounted all my letters on 1-1/2 wooden Nickles from the craft store!  So they should accomodate many letters tiles & such!