|Today is a sticky paper kind of play fun and we have decided to connect today’s activity with upcoming Valentine’s day.
So, bunch of hearts have been laid on the paper for kids to create some Valentine’s day creatures and enjoy all the textures while creating on sticky paper.
I have barely placed everything on the table before girls rushed in to see what’s “served” for them to play! Love eagerness my kids show for our daily sensory play! Sticky paper was a new thing for them since we never used it before in our play. Specially in combination with tissue paper. It was pretty hard to get it to “unstick” from the sticky paper!
Have to say that it’s much easier for mom to guide toddler in her activities because she copies much of the things older daughter does. Little copy-cat! And, since they are girly girls, first thing to make were bunch of butterflies! On picture above is the little butterfly made by my toddler And here is a bit more complex work of my older daughter who is actually making a flower right next to her butterfly and later on adding to a butterfly so he can feed from a flower.
To get a bit more background about importance of sensory play, we recommend you to read book Sensory Bins: the What, the How & the Why. It has basics covered with many play ideas, all in easy to understand language (for parents like me!). Another great book to check is 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1-5. Packed with fun things to do with toddlers and preschoolers!
|In January, we are participating in 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge with different daily sensory prompt. You can read more about this challenge over at Adventures of Adam.TOMORROW WE ARE PLAYING WITH
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.