Tuesday, May 21, 2019

What's in the Tub Tuesday?

Worms in dirt!
I'm surprised that we do not see many worms when we are out on our walks.
I think there are many more birds here, then at my home, to take care of them.
 So I brought in some fake worms.
The littlest ones weren't too sure at first and dropped it.
 Then proceeded to check it out, wiggle it and flip it around.
 Even trying to stretch it.
 I made up a song while they wiggled their worms.
No worms were hurt during this play time.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Bringing The Three Bears to Life

I brought my Goldilocks and The Three Bears story bag for the little ones to play with.
I moved their little table over with one of it's hard chairs, added a softer foot stool and a little wood stool for baby bears chair.
A big bowl, a medium bowl and a little bowl with spoons were set on the table.
Blankets were set around on the couch for the bears' beds.
Here is Goldilocks trying them out.
 Each child picked a bear to play with.
C picked Momma Bear,
 M picked Pappa Bear,
and D chose the Baby Bear, although it looks like it is soon to be grabbed by one of her cousins.
The older one, who is familiar with the story, took Goldilocks through her paces.
While the younger ones played with all the props.
 After playing for awhile I moved the table back to it's spot and we set up the bowls and bears.
And the play continues.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What's in the Tub Tuesday?

Tapioca beads are in the tub this week.
We played with them when they were dry and hard.
They make a great noise.
Then I added water.
We felt them and then let them sit over night.
The next morning we checked to see how they changed.
 They were now mushy.
The Little Ones weren't too keen to play with them.
 Later that day most of the water was absorbed into the beads.
 They were more inclined to explore if they used a cup and spoon.
 Notice just one finger going in.
I thought they would grab it by the handful.
After scooping and then dumping you can see the look on her face tells how she feels.
"Yuck, what is this mess Nana gave me?"

I was hoping these would work more like edible water beads but they are not at all similar.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Paint Sticks

I was at Michael's store awhile back and found these paint sticks that I thought may work well for the little ones to use.
They are perfect for them to grip in their fists.
They glide really nicely.
There was some cardboard boxes in the recycling bin so I cut it up instead of using paper.
The older little was very willing to show the twins how to do it
 as well as covering her now.
 The mess is minimal.  
You can see some of the paint on her arm from leaning on her artwork.
It washes off very easily.
Lots of different marks, some made by me too, I couldn't resist trying them.