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Painting With Ice

This. Was. So. Fun. I honestly can't wait to do this again. We had Kade's friend Mia over for a playdate this morning and I'd been wanting to try this out.

Yesterday during Kade's nap, I prepped some colored ice cubes. I made them two different ways- a few were made just with Crayola tempera paint, and a few were made with water and food coloring (or gel food coloring- I did at least one of each). I broke colored craft sticks in half and stuck one in each color and then put them in the freezer and left them over night so they were ready for us this morning!

I rolled out some easel paper in the driveway and taped some carstock to it too since I wasn't sure how much the ice would soak through just the easel paper. I brought out the ice cubes, helped the kiddos pop them out of the tray, and then let them paint away!

I thought I would have a preference of either the paint cubes or the ones made with food coloring but they really both worked equally as great and created a different type of painting effect as they melted.😍👌🏼





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We leave in two weeks for our vacation. It has totally snuck up on me how fast this time is going. I am so excited for our vacay, I think our family is due for some decompressing. We are traveling to West Virginia and plan to do some tent camping in the Blue Ridge Mountain area on our journey there. I have high hopes of it going so well since my sweet little boy wants to be outside 24/7. Tomorrow I get my new van and it is going to make our travels so much more comfy and lively.
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EARLY STEM Pom-Pom Count
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An Activity for Preschoolers:
A STEM activity that promotes math skills.
Before You Begin:
Prepare easy access to pom-poms, including a tray or container to keep pom-poms from rolling. For older children working on numeral recognition, print out free activity worksheet here.
Activity Goals:
To help children learn counting and color recognition.
Furthermore:
It is essential that a child learn to count items prior to learning to recognize the numeral symbol for each number. Be sure the children are solid in their ability to count objects before expecting them to use the worksheet and identify the numeral symbols for the numbers.
1) Place pile of pom-poms in center of the table in a tray or shallow container.
2) Have children sort the pom-poms by color.
3) Encourage the children to use the pom-poms to practice counting, making sure they say a number for each item counted. (Have the children count the number of pom-poms that are appropriate for their developmental level.)
4) For older children working on recognizing the numeral symbols, have them take turns placing pom-poms on the worksheet to match the appropriate number.

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Today's #everydayplayhacks brought to you by mwaa!! .

Fresh playdoh and a few naked dolls scored me about 30 mins of non interrupted study time. Clearly a little body art also went on again 🤯 .

Come join two of my most creative insta mummy gal pals @the_harmony_tree_house @teach.investigate.play and share the love of a few playtime mumhacks!! #lessisbest .

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💵 Hi, I’m back! I’m Jordan and I run all things @oursensorykids 🙌🏻
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It’s been so great to see everyone’s wonderful ideas on how to make maths fun for all abilities. Numbers is so easily differentiated.
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I am an ex-special ed teacher and am now a full time foster mum to the boy with tattoos up his arms 🤷🏻‍♀️🙈. He has complex learning and behaviour needs. He loves working with money. It’s a way into learning for us.
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When this board game arrived from our local authority we both couldn’t wait to play it! He loved counting out the money amounts we landed on and exchanging quantities of 10 for notes. Great for seeing what he knows maths-wise. I didn’t know he could count in tens until 90 for example.
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Next time we play (to move him forward) we’re going to play the game kind of backwards. We will start with £100 and take away the amount we land on to see how he is there.
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Money games are such a great way into maths for lots of our little people. It’s motivating and they know the knowledge is useful. You can use it for all abilities too, from exchanging 1,2 or 3 pennies to something they want in role play to multiplying and working out percentages of decimals- it’s all money. Perfect for our #osk_numbers theme.

🎲🌈 Numbers, Colour and Dice
A little game with lots of counting, number and colour recognition. We did this on a whim after my boy found his large dice in the cupboard.
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We rolled the dice, counted the spots then searched the living room for the corresponding number and matched it to an object of the same colour 🌈.
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Letter learning. We're about halfway through AAR Pre Reading for capital letters. E knows several later ones though and after writing down a bunch of teeny tiny letters, I pulled out this letter printable from @playfullearning which E thought looked like a key. (We usually use the keys from @safariltd toobs when we play with sensory bins) So, of course she asked to hunt for the letters in a bin. Impromptu summer "grass" bin (split peas and rice) for some letter searching this afternoon! @allaboutlearning #allaboutreading #letterecognition #letterlearning #letters #playfullearninglessons #sensory #sensoryplay #sensorybins @target #summertimesensory #summertime #summersensory #oursensorykids #playwhilelearning #playskillfully #ayearofplayingskillfully #ayops #sayyes #thehomegrownpreschooler #preschool #reggiokids #charlottemasonlife #charlottemason #homeschool #homeschooling #charlottemasonhomeschool

I always like to test our new kits on my kiddos before we launch to make sure they are “kid approved” and this one definitely got their mark of approval✔️ Our Summer Kit is going live June 3rd at 8pm! Can’t wait for you all to see what’s inside! 🏄🏼‍♂️☀️🌴🦀👙

B O X E D • B U G S
E and I worked together to create these boxed bugs. I drew the bugs with puff paint, then E colored the entire ladybug on her own. The other three bugs we worked on together using tempera paint sticks. We recently added Thin Stix to our stash of tempera paint sticks and we love them!

Supplies: KwikStix Thin Stix (@kwikstixpaint), puff paint (@tulipfashionart), pizza box (upcycled from @modpizza)

Prep: draw bug image with puff paint, dry overnight. Once dry, color it in.

Skills: creative thinking, curiosity stimulation, color recognition, prewriting, sensory stimulation

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BATH🐝
Because on wednesday's we do pretty much NOTHING apart from chill and lounge about! Albie enjoyed it when I chucked the contents of our bee game in the bath and that's about as fab as we got today!
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How do you spend your time off? Thank you @smallstuff_uk for the fab takeover today!
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C O U N T I N G • S T I C K S
These counting sticks are great for not only one to one counting and matching to numbers, but also sequencing and visualizing numbers. Plus, how cute are those little bug tattoos?!?

Supplies: bug tattoos (@duckystreet), extra large popsicle sticks (@hobbylobby), wood numbers (@target dollar spot), washcloth, water, scissors

Prep: cut and apply tattoos to popsicle sticks just as you would to your skin. One set of the bug tattoos will make numbers 1 - 8

Skills: visualizing numbers, one to one counting, sequencing, number recognition, basic math concepts (more and less)

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Competition Time 🤸🏾‍♂️😃🎉
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For a chance to win 1x Butterfly Playdough Kit plus 2x Child ticket to Sensory Saturday all you have to do is 1. Follow @nahdz_adventures 2. Tag a mum in the comments 🎈🎉
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Tickets can either be redeemed on Saturday 2nd June or Saturday 7th July
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To pre order play dough kits DM me 😘 Competition ends 30.05 18 6pm winner announced shortly after

// WATERBEADS // Our batch of waterbeads gave us HEAPS of entertainment over the weekend - you might have seen us use them in shaving foam for a sensory activity and as part of a small world, but I wanted to share how I introduced them to Samuel (he had never played with them before) in a super simple #invitationtoplay - waterbeads floating around in water and a couple of ice trays! Super easy to set up and perfect for both Paige and Samuel 👌 Samuel practised his coordination by catching the waterbeads to put in his tray, and Paige did some colour sorting and patterning. Just a reminder to closely supervise any activities that contain waterbeads as they are dangerous if ingested, especially in their packaged state 😙 How do you play with waterbeads with your little ones? Let me know in the comments! #tpd_unplugged #waterbeads #sensoryplay

Another fantastic Messy Play Adventure with @adventureclubsdurban at @artbeat_studios yesterday afternoon 🎨
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- Making a bee & flower picture: painting paper plate with a paintbrush, finger painting on the grass, mixing colours, stamping with a cork to create flowers; gluing, drawing, colouring in, threading with the bee
- Ink & string creations: dip string in ink, place it on a brown paper bag in any design, place other brown paper bag on top, press down, pull the string out the bottom & open to view your unique creation
- String painting: dip string in glue, place in any design on poster paper & paint the enclosed areas in different colours
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Simple science experiments can be done at home. To see the Dancing Warms, you'll need gummy worms, a tall clear glass, vinegar, baking soda, and tweezers. You should definitely try this one with your children.
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Regrann from @tinyn3rds - W O R M • D A N C E
This “worm dance” was a little slow for the girls (or maybe it was just me). I expected the worms to move up and down quickly like they were getting their grove on. It ended up being more of a slow grove like they were dancing to elevator music. The activity itself is just your simple acid base reaction; as the baking soda reacts with the vinegar it forms bubbles on the worm causing it to float and then as they pop it will sink. Our worms were too heavy so some didn’t move and then smaller ones that broke were slow to move up and down. Thin slivers of worms probably would have moved faster. The girls still loved the sensory aspect of the activity, but sitting and watching the worms move up and down was never gonna happen with these two. •
Prep: thinly slice gummy worms and soak in a saturated solution of baking soda and water. No need to measure, if you can still see solid baking soda in the solution after stirring, you have your saturated solution. I soaked the worms overnight, which was way (I stress again, way) longer than needed but it was just easier to prep them when the girls were asleep. You will want the worms to soak for at least a short period as the purpose is for the worms to absorb the baking soda (base solution). Pour vinegar into the tall clear glass. Drop the worms in vinegar and let your kids take it from there.

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