My goal is that this will be an entertaining and possibly creative blog about Naters, me, & the learning acitivities we do at home. Let's see what happens...
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!