Today we did some simple activities, yet still fun and enjoyable 😊
1) I brought out the dyed rice for BirBir to scoop and play with. Afterwards, she scooped some rice in 3 small bowls and “fed” her small, stuffed animals.
2) Next, I brought out some small, colored, wooden blocks and I would start a pattern and she would complete it by repeating the pattern. She loves doing patterns. She mastered the AB pattern and now she mastered the ABC pattern! Yay!
3) I brought out the box of markers and a blank, white poster ($0.50 at the dollar tree!) and she was free-drawing. I was really impressed with how long she spent on this activity! She asked me to join in and I did 😊
Simple yet fun! ❤️
So when I saw this easy recipe for play-dough on Pinterest the other day, I knew that I wanted to try it with BirBir.
Andddd the results were amazing!!! The play-dough was soft and it smelled heavenly! (We used strawberry hair conditioner from the dollar store).
The best part? Only 2 ingredients! Cornstarch and hair conditioner. That’s it! You can use the optional food coloring to add some color too if you wish.
So here it is:
2 cups cornstarch
1 cup hair conditioner
Food coloring (optional)
Just mix and enjoy!
Today we decided to give it a try.
Pretty easy to set up, yet tons of fun for BirBir. And if you know me, you know that’s an equation I love!
Basically, I just filled these colorful salt shakers that I found for veryy cheap with vinegar and food coloring (coordinating the food coloring with the color of the salt shaker. Genuis, I know haha). Then, I used a cooking tray and add some baking soda.
I began the activity by showing her what happens when the the vinegar touches the baking soda. That was a “WOW” moment for her and it definatly caught her attention.
I honestly wished we did this a long time ago! She loveeeeed it! And she actually sat there playing with it for more than 30 minutes! Now that is a record for a sitting-down activity 🙂
It ended up all over the table, but hey, she was enjoying herself.
Then, she added her kitchen and some dishes. She kept saying, “mommy look! BirBir cooking!”
I do want to say that it will get messy. So make sure you set it up in an area where nothing can get ruined (carpet, curtains, etc) and where it will be easy to clean up (bathroom, kitchen, outside, etc).
Luckily, we did this right before her bath, so it was easy to clean her up. Afterwards, I realized I should’ve had her do it with a bathing suit or something.
Anyway, it was BirBir Approved for sure and will definitely try this one again!
I placed matching bottle caps to have her find and match them together. I demenstrated at first than she got the hang of it. When she was done with the bottle caps, she went and got some of her stacking cups. And when she got done with those? She sat inside the bin of beans lol
She literally sat there playing for more than 30 minutes! Now that’s what I’m talking about 😉
PS: Don’t mind her legs, she colored all over them earlier in the day.
There isn’t really a recipe or formula, just keep adding cornstarch to water until you reach the right consistency.
I added a few drops of food coloring in various colors.
We also ended up adding glitter to the mix which made it look pretty. BirBir decided to pour the ENTIRE bottles of glitter to the mix actually! But as long as she’s having fun, I’m game.
After adding the glitter, she added more water and some of her toy dishes. And then, as usual, she decided to step in the mix and then end the activity by pouring it on the ground.
Yes folks, it was a pain in the butt cleaning it up! But hey, it was all worth it. She seriously was engaged in this activity for almost an hour! Yes, an HOUR!
Defiantly trying this one again 🙂
So today, I brought them out for BirBir to play with in a easy, yet fun & educational, game.
I simply placed the lids in a bin and then added small toy animals. I used the same animals and matching cards that I had made a while back and had talked about them in this post.
Then, I placed 4 to 5 cards at a time on the floor and asked BirBir to find the matching animal and place it on top of the card. I didn’t want to use more than 5 cards at a time, just so I wouldn’t overwhelm here and she would give up! Instead, she kept going until she matched ALL the animals! She was so proud of herself 🙂
So to keep her busy while I work in the kitchen, I gave her some frozen colored ice-cubes that I froze the night before.
Simple: Fill the ice tray with water. Add a dot of food coloring to each cube. Freeze. Enjoy! We added some toy dishes and spoons.
It was a really hot day, so the ice cubes melted rather fast. But it was fun while it lasted. And it was long enough for me to get my things done 🙂