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This activity SHOULD be done outside, I mean really. It is such a messy delight for kids that it is a sin to deprive the kids of such a fun activity. All purpose Flour Baby Oil Container Whatever props you think your kid would enjoy 8 Cups of all purpose flour 1 cup baby oil. You can vary the baby oil quantity to adjust to your...
I don't think so. All’s fair in painting and playing. Painting doesn’t have to be with “paint”. A big blob of mud was dumped on the painting paper by our own Big A. Big A: Blup! I’m gonna use mud to paint. Is it silly? Mom: Not really, I was anyway planning on roping you into the wonderful dirt painting activity. She gave me...
I always feel sorry for the potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions in my kitchen. They almost always get left out, forgotten because they are tucked away in a dark cabinet under the stove. There is always one unlucky vegetable (may be lucky?) who rolls away from the rest of his family and hides at the very end of the...
color mixing art activity
Baby A is nothing like how Big A used to be at 18 months. As it appears, Baby A seems to prefer hands-on learning a lot more. Showing her a book of colors and pointing to colors through the day does not seem to capture her interest. I was (am still) looking for fun ways to introduce colors. What’s more...
playdough bakery
Ever since we got that Play Doh Cake shop, Big A and baby A have been making cakes non stop for at least 3 days. That’s a really long time for my kids to be interested in one particular toy! While both the girls prefer open ended toys (read household objects) over the store bought ones, this one surely...
Here it is. Another play doh post. What is it about the squishy, moldable colorful fragrant (if it is home made play doh with Kool Aid) that makes it irresistible for everyone – kids and adults. The kick of creating something – anything all by yourself sure is powerful. Just like everything, this was completely kid-led. It all started...