Dino writing salt tray

Dino writing salt tray

As part of Craftulate‘s 5-day series titled “Play, Craft and Learn with Dinosaurs”, we combined some learning with some fine motor skills. Nico’s been working on writing his uppercase letters, so I thought it would be fun to steer away from the writing work sheet and use a salt tray.

Since [...]

Child-led sensory rice bin

Child-led sensory rice bin

Little Bins for Little Hands issued a challenge to set up a rice bin for your child with nothing in it but white or brown rice and let your child decide what to put in. We did.

Nico was not very creative this time, maybe it was because he had [...]

Egg-osaurus

Egg-osaurus

(March 27, 2014) A couple of days ago, TinkerLab issued a new creative challenge and we decided to participate. This one is anything egg-related. So I wracked my brain for a few days, but couldn’t figure out anything, so I asked Nico what kind of eggs he would like [...]

Beginning letter sound games

Beginning sound letter games

(Feb. 28, 2014) I’ve been trying to get Nico to understand that apple starts with the letter “a” and so on, but he doesn’t seem to want to pay attention to the sounds of letters matching the beginning of the word, so I thought we would do a game to make it [...]

Edible fluffbutter play dough

Edible fluffbutter play dough

(Mar. 7, 2014) This month’s sensory from the series of Lemon Lime Adventures is edible dough! I searched high and low trying to figure out a dough that our I Spy twist would work with, in the end I had to resign myself to the fact that it wasn’t possible or simply just [...]

Pancake day 2014 – donut pancakes

Pancake Day 2014 - donut pancake

One of the “holidays” Nico loves is Pancake Day! Nico asked when pancake day was early in February, he was pretty disappointed when I told him this year it was March 4th only, it was way too many days away! So I knew that after doing this the 2 previous with simple [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day 2014

Happy Valentine's Day 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! You can find out more about those yummy cookies here

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Valentine’s Day peanut butter cookies

Valentine's Day peanut butter cookies

(February 13, 2014) Yesterday I got those Peanut-Butter and Chocolate Heart Cookies from Mama Miss in my inbox and right away I knew I had to make them. For every holiday we give something homemade to our chiro that saved my life (she really did) and I knew those were “it”. Now [...]

Valentine’s Day tree

Valentine's Day tree

After Christmas was done we decided to keep one of the small trees out and decorate it according to the different holidays or seasons going on. Our first holiday after Christmas is Valentine’s Day!

All decorations were something simple Nico could pretty much do on his own if set up. [...]

Glittery scented I Spy sensory cloud dough

Glittery scented I Spy sensory cloud dough

(Feb. 12, 2014) We’ve played in cloud dough several times before but not since we’ve moved back to Calgary.  This time we made it to go with the 12 month challenge/series we are part of, which is a new sensory dough a month for a year! So we added a few elements [...]

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