Ways We Learn Through Play

Monday

Engage in some flour play

Playing with flour is a great sensorial activity, and inexpensive as well! At first, these guys played with it using their hands, fingers and faces (blowing it all over). Later in the day they came back to it, dumped the trays and danced in it (missed pics of that!)

Tuesday

Soap bubble play

Hmmmm, what do you think happens when we add soap and water to a blender?? And then spread it all over ourselves and each other? Let’s find out….

Needless to say, they were all super clean afterwards.

Everything is better with food coloring.

Wednesday

Take a break in a hammock

The swinging is obviously a great way for parents and caregivers to relax but it’s also fantastic for stimulating the vestibular system of the baby. Two birds, one stone….aaaaaaahhhhh.

Thursday

Make some homemade play dough

Cheap, easy, entertaining for hours.

Here’s a recipe that can be found all over the internet

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • food coloring
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup table salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup flour
I like to put the all the ingredients except for the flour into a saucepan, heat over low until some of the salt is dissolved. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon until it is smooth. Take it off heat, let it cool, then knead it until it feels like play dough! Store in airtight container.
This is a farm.
Complete with a fence, a dog, and an octopus-cow (duh!)…and some farmers :)

Friday

Make some Deviled Egg Boats

Simply add a triangle of cheese and the boats are ready to sail away- magical!

Weekend

Enjoy a picnic outside…in a tent

Simple enough…
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