So we were working on a project for this weather blog hop and Nico was having fun with the batting while I was simultaneously working on another project needing batting (might as well while it’s out).
Even thought at first he didn’t want to touch it with his hand… He liked tearing it apart and we talked about how it reassembled a cloud like in the sky. We also talked about what else is in/comes from the sky, like wet rain, cold snow, lightning (which he hasn’t seen in real life yet), the hot sun. He started talking about birds, which, he is not wrong, are in the sky. I added lady bugs (a favourite) and bugs that fly, like bees that make honey.
As we were talking and he was playing with the batting, a light bulb went on (without one, it’s pretty dark in there sometimes, lol)! Sensory bin about weather!
So I grabbed a few foam sheets and quickly cut some yellow lightning rods, blue water drops, made a yellow/orange sun. Then I grabbed some little white styrofoam balls for snowballs, a few big glitter-like sequins things to represent the colors of the rainbow. I also had a little red bird, a straw duck, a few wooden lady bugs and some bees that I threw in there and 10 minutes later…
I put it aside, we had lunch, his nap and the day passed by for me to forget to pull it out again. 2 days later I remembered he still hadn’t played with it, so I pulled it out.
We talked about how the clouds have water in their bellies and when it gets too full it rains, but if it’s cold it turns into snow. He wasn’t sure about the lightning at first he called it a Z (ok it kinda does look like one, lol) so I tried to explain that when it rains really hard sometimes there is a light flash that looks like that, but I’m not sure he got it. We counted the different things in the bin. He liked the sequins because it’s like big glitter (BIG! as he yells it with his arms opened big), I asked if he thought it looked like the colors of a rainbow, he agreed.
When he found the straw duck he said it hurt (straw is prickly) and he didn’t like that the batting stayed stuck to it. He got his shamwow rag (for his dishes) and wrap it in so he wouldn’t touch it. He then put it in his pot and decided to cook it, lol. No matter what the weather you can always cook