Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pipe-cleaner Fun

This afternoon I was looking through my old teacher boxes and I came across pipe-cleaners... I forgot how much fun they can be for little ones... So I pulled them out and grabbed a box of beads that I had and grabbed Matilda and we got to playing (well actually I grabbed the box of beads and there they went all over the stinkin' floor) we eventually got to playing...

Matilda and I did a simple activity that kept her attention for a little while... at least fifteen minutes!  Which for a two year old is pretty GREAT(at least in my books it is GREAT)

All we did was string the beads onto the pipe-cleaner... I tied the bottom over so beads didn't fall off and Matilda got to work... 

This is a great activity for her fine motor skills, color recognition, shapes (if you have different shaped beads), animal recognition (we had animal beads)  patterns, grasping, in hand manipulation skills, etc. 






Friday, June 22, 2018

Fourth of July Sensory Bin

A couple weeks ago I dyed some rice again... Matilda loves dying rice... and it is so easy!  Check out my blog post on it right here Easiest Dyed Rice

Anyways.. so we dyed some rice in blue and red to create our Fourth of July Rice Sensory Table.  We decided that today was just as good as any day to get it out and play with it... and that is just what we did. 

I added some glow in the dark stars that I picked up at Target as well.  We also added blue and red magnetic letters!  You can seriously add anything to these sensory bins.... that is what is so great about them!


Matilda had a blast playing this morning.  We also created a small water table to play with since ours is out of commission!  















Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Americana Water Table Play



Fourth of July is right around the corner and we are super excited about it over in the Huizar household!  Funny thing is... we don't even really celebrate, but I am excited for all of the activities I can do with Matilda.  We started early this year and created an Americana Water Table. 

Matilda had a lot of fun playing with the bubbles.  We added red and blue food coloring as well.  She put some bath toys inside to play with and I added some paint brushes so she could paint the wall!










All I used was food coloring, dish soap, and water!

The easiest cleanup as well... just dump the water out!

Hope you all enjoy!
xoxo
Lauren

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sister Photos

When Matilda was born we did a photo shoot in the hospital... for Eloise this wasn't really an option as we were in and out so quick... she was born Tuesday morning and I was discharged Wednesday afternoon...

So we decided to wait until she was a month old and do a photo shoot with both the girls... we took Matilda's two year pictures and Eloise's newborns!

They turned out really cute!