Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Messy Valentine's

I LOVE everything about Valentines….okay maybe not the stuffed animals...or the big boxes of cheap chocolate but I love everything else. So when I thought of something fun to get my kids in the holiday mood I decided to make them a sensory bin.

We used to have a sensory table when I worked at a preschool and the kids loved it. Some would play in it all day if we let them. So I thought I would make one at home.

All you need is a big plastic container to start with. I found all of my items that I put in the bin at the dollar store. Oh the dollar store oh how I love thee…. Here is what I purchased.

2 bags of colored paper confetti, one red and one white

1 bag of rose petals

1 bag of plastic heart containers

1 bag of pink heart gems

That’s it! Let them go have fun.

P.S.- It may get messy!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

All you need is LOVE.....LOVE is all you need!

When it comes to holiday decor I would say I am rather traditional. Sometimes I steer away from the traditional color scheme but not all that often. 

So you can guess that all my Valentine decor is red, white and pink. It just suits me. I also happen to love phrases that sum up what the holiday is about or means.

So I went to Hobby Lobby...don’t tell anyone I may be addicted and found some chipboard letters on sale to spell out the word love. All I did was go home and paint them alternating red and white with craft paint. Then they found a place on my mantle. 

Sometimes simplicity makes a bigger statement than chaos.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I play Doctor...Do you?

Well as we all know the month of February is the month of Doctors and Germs. So I thought a little lesson on staying healthy was in order.I feel like I am constantly reasoning with my daughter that there is a reason you have to wash your hands 50 times a day. I came up with a few ways to make her feel more comfortable with going to the doctor. Sometimes she just doesn’t like to go! I gathered a few things from around the house that we could play with to help her feel more comfortable.

You could also use a scale, measuring tape, and a rubber mallet as well.

I then found a really fun doctor’s checklist at Nick Jr. to help us remember what happens when she goes to the doctor.

We had a blast! I have to admit I actually liked being a patient for once!