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Activity 25: Water jug

28 Sep

The original Pinterest inspiration has come from here: a journey to dream

I decided to try doing this with my small handheld drill, instead of using a heated needle (thought it might be safer to do as Princess Peanut was up and about when I was making this). It turned out a little messier, but was quick and easy.

As I wanted Princess Peanut to use this independently I wanted a jug with a handle that was easy for her to lift and use. One of our friends from our Playgroup had the brilliant suggestion of a Pancake shaker! When I was at Woolies I even found a mini one. I bought both sizes, but for this post I used the mini one.

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I started off with less holes than this, but the water didn’t flow. So I added holes, although it’s still not perfect.

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This is so much fun Teacher Mumma, I want to do this every day (and don’t worry Mumma I will remind you every day!).

 

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I’m pretty sure this big one is the same, maybe I should try filling this one up!

 

Adaptions: I think I will try putting the holes closer together in the next one.

Verdict: It is great! Was quick and easy to make (and we got to have pancakes!). Princess Peanut asks to go out every day to water the herbs and the other plants too! She thinks it is great fun!!

 

Activity 24: Father’s Day

5 Sep

On Sunday we just celebrated Father’s day in Australia. Last year Princess Peanut and I made a salt dough handprint (not as succesfully as I would have liked but Teacher Dadda was impressed all the same). This year I wasn’t sure what to do, so I went back over my pins and discovered this little gem from Twinkle toes de lux.

So here is my finished product, after a little photoshopping and voila!

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It was much easier than I originally thought! I already had the letter ‘A’ for another project so I headed back to Spotlight to get the ‘D’.

Princess Peanut was a bit ill on this day, but we did our best. I took her on a walk and found a nice little spot with a park bench. Popped her on the bench (as a bit of a novelty factor, so she didn’t run away) and started snapping away.

HINT: Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone….I cheated! I didn’t paint the letters at all! I knew I would do the photos in black and white, so I figured that there really wasn’t much point in painting them 😉

It’s framed on Teacher Dadda’s desk at work and he’s already had a few compliments

Week 22: Wet cotton balls

20 Aug

Cotton balls

 

The inspiration for this activity comes from: Fun at home with kids

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All that is needed is cotton balls (I added some make up removers too), a container with water and food colouring. Too easy!

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I added a cotton ball in to the water and straight away Princess Peanut grabbed it up… but once she did she quickly dropped it! Unimpressed Mumma!!IMG_8145

 

But like the determined Princess she is, in went some more cotton balls (Still not overly thrilled with the feel of the cotton balls).IMG_8147

 

What happens if I squish them Mumma?

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I added some food colouring in to the middle of some dry cotton balls and then we added them in to the water. She was mesmerised by the colours bleeding.

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Mumma, that was fun, but let’s pack up now! She grabbed these two bowls herself and started taking out the cotton balls.

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And in her usual style… “Mess mess mess” she grabbed a scarf to clean up the water while I was getting a towel! Funny poppet!

 

Verdict: quick, cheap and easy to prepare and do. We had everything on hand, and while Princess Peanut’s pants got wet (and needed to dry) it wasn’t that messy!

Extension: the colours in the cotton balls worked fairly well, but not quite what I was expecting. I wonder if I dyed the cotton balls first and let them dry, then put them in the water whether they would be a bit more enticing for Princess Peanut…

 

Week 18: Masking tape

7 Jul

The original pin comes from The Stay-at-home-Mom Survival Guide

This was a quick activity, so here we go….

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We started off with a few short, individual strips of masking tape on Princess Peanut’s table and straight away she started to pull them off and hand each one straight to me!

 

 

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Princess Peanut wasn’t too impressed with it sticking to her fingers though!

 

 

 

 

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After Princess Peanut did the first lot of tape so quickly I put down some different length strips and overlapped them. Again Princess Peanut was straight to work.

 

 

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Oh Mumma this is serious work, my mission is to get every last bit!

IMG_7667Please Mumma I don’t like it on my fingers – quick take it from me!

 

Verdict: a great little activity that got Princess Peanut’s fingers working on her fine motor skills. It was also an opportunity for Princess Peanut to have a go at a different sensory experience, while still not keen she completed the mission activity. I was surprised how quick she was, it only took a few minutes all up! No cost as we had masking tape at home – bonus!!

Extension/ Adaption: I was wondering how curling the tape would go, while it wouldn’t provide any more challenge in picking it up, it would make it sticky on the top side as well as bottom.

 

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