Welcome to another edition of Teaching Together Blog Hop!
I don't have any complaints (mostly) about our California weather, but I will say it lacks a true winter season, which is a bummer because Kinsey has been all about snow lately. She hasn't even seen real snow before so this simultaneously tickles me and makes me feel guilty (mom guilt is too real.) So in an effort to assuage the guilt and enjoy our winter (more like hard Fall) these are the snow-themed activities we have been enjoying recently:
Skippyjon Jones Snow What//Snow//The Hat//The Mitten//Snow Day//Under My Hood I have Hat//That's Not my Penguin//Winter is Here//
If there isn't a story involved there just isn't much point, who's with me?! We picked up a few of these from our recent library trip but most we've owned for a few years. Did you notice the board book Brielana snuck in there? ;)
Toilet paper roll Stamp Art//
Inspired by Sarah and wanting to use up some of my TP rolls that I find myself hoarding (and totally blame Courtney for...) Kinsey made a Family of snowmen.
It's no secret I'm a big fan of sensory play. Here is a little recipe for some Powdered Snow Dough:
Powdered Snow Dough
A soft and fluffy "dough" that lends itself to wintery sensory play. Add acorns, sticks and buttons to create snowmen. The possibilities (and fun!) are endless.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup baby oil
Mix the flour and baby oil until combined. Enjoy! This dough needs a little more patience and a soft touch to form so it may take some practice on behalf of the littles.
Brielana's also gotten in on the sensory play fun. I've set her up with our Frozen Elsa Ice playdough and some straws and she goes to town, playing and building up her fine motor skills. Occasionally she eats some but since I made it, I'm not too concerned (minus the glitter part, that's just yuck!)
And for a special treat, we used Kinsey's Olaf snow cone maker that she got from her great gramma. It's a darling invention but I get carpal tunnel every time I have to crank the little handle.
And that's what we've been up too!