ABC Egg Dig {In Snow}

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Yesterday’s snow was brought indoors for a little ABC recognition and sound practice for the littles.
We filled our block wagon with snow and hid our halved Easter eggs that have our uppercase letters on one half and lowercase letters on the other in the snow.

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As the littles dug through the snow they would collect the egg halves in their bowls. They loved playing in the snow while indoors where it was nice and warm {warm enough for Miss Grace to spend the day in her swim suit, obviously she is longing for summer, haha}.

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When all the eggs were found we sat down and the littles searched for the correct letters that went with their halves then matched them. I helped very little, but when an egg was matched I had the littles say their sound. They were so proud of their teamwork and one another that they kept praising one another with each success. I loved the high five!

Of course if you don’t have snow you could use other fillers such as water, sand, shaving cream & etc.

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Rose Petal Tea Party

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My beautiful bouquet of roses that my amazing husband delivered to me for Valentines day were very wilted this morning. Usually I would toss them in the trash, but the petals on my roses still looked pretty so I removed all the petals and put them in a basket to think of some kind of project to do with my girls like a “ROSE PETAL TEA PARTY”. I gathered our tea set, a glass bowl, some mason jars filled with clear and colored water and some wooden spoons. Before I let the girl come outside I scattered the rose petals in our yard for them to gather.

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I didn’t have to explain what was going on once I gave them their basket and they had a look at the play invitation they were hard at work gathering the petals, pouring water, mixing, mushing and adding other natural materials to their rose petal tea concoction.

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& there we sat in our front yard pretend sipping on our rose petal tea, which had a wonderful fragrance I must add.

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We can’t wait till it warms up even more for more outdoor adventures, but for now we anticipate a snow storm coming in tomorrow.

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Pumpkin Gloop

When I saw Pumpkin Gloop on Pinterest by Sun Hats and Wellie Boots I knew it was a play date must!

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I froze the pumpkin insides from 4 pumpkins to use for our gloop and just defrosted it the morning of. We began by making a cornstarch and water mixture then we let the kids begin adding pumpkin insides, food coloring, more water and more cornstarch to their liking. I had many bowls, cups, measuring cups and kitchen utensils out for them to use, but the favorites were the colander and the pitcher.

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Pumpkin Gloop is an extremely fun, very messy multi-sensory activity. The hard seeds, the stringy insides, the warm water, cold pumpkin and the mushy cornstarch made for an icky, but fun experience! My girls can’t wait to do this again!

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Hardwood Floor Shaving Cream Play

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We love playing with shaving cream! In fact, I currently have 3 cans sitting on our playroom shelves, which gets a chuckle out of our visitors. I wanted to do something a little differently than our usual table top play. I decided the hardwood floor would be a larger canvas which they would enjoy.

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I had a paintbrush for each of them and a back up stash of cookie cutters and sponges for them to add to the shaving cream in case they became uninterested, but their was no need for them. The hardwood floor canvas made for great play all on its own. They drew maps, letters, pictures and made prints with their bodies.

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The simplicity of this play invitation was certainly more in their eyes.

& clean up was a breeze. I only used a few large towels to get it all wiped up. Don’t let the mess scare you away from trying a larger canvas for shaving cream play 😉