Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Button Sorting Busy Activity

My three year old daughter absolutely loves this activity! It was so easy to put together and occupies her for a while (aren't those the best type of busy ideas??) I had a bunch of leftover buttons from my hairbow making days and the tray is from her Melissa and Doug bead set. She can sort the buttons by color, size and shape. The tray is really fun to use since it has a lot of sections that are different sizes and keeps the buttons (mostly) contained.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm Back

After a few weeks away I am back! Things have been totally crazy we bought a new house, I made a trip with the kids to see my husand, then we found out we were going to close on the house in less than two weeks so I went back early from my trip to pack-up our house and tie up all the loose ends. Then my mom had surgery and we ended-up taking an unplanned "fall break" because of moving everything and all the craziness. We still need to sell the other house and I still have a bunch of things to settle but hopefully most of the craziness is over.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Farm Sensory Box

Our sensory box for October is the farm. We will be doing a mini unit on the farm later this month so I decided to make a farm sensory bin to go along with the unit. The bottom of the box is filled with cracked corn (this idea is from Counting Coconuts). I wanted to fill it with corn kernels, since they are less messy but I figured they would be more of a choking hazard for my 20 month old.

The rest of the box contains:
Felt Barn (Target Dollar Spot last year)
John Deere Tractor
Toob Animals- Petting Zoo set (Michaels)
Farm Animals (Target)

The kids are already enjoying it, but it is definately not mess free!