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Bath Salts

Posted on: May 4, 2009

(This is another easy gift to make.  The boys love shaking and smooshing until all the salt is colored.  You can use Epson salts or regular salt for this.)

Things you need:

  • Salt (as much as you want to make the salts)
  • Food dye
  • Essence or oils (editable oils work as well as the oil for making soaps and candles)
  • Zip lock bag
  • A jar

Have the child pour in the salt into the bag.  Help the child drop some food coloring into the salt as well as the oil.  Securely close the bag.  Have the child shake and smoosh the bag until all the salt is colored.  Pour into a nice jar.

Bookmarkers

Posted on: May 4, 2009

(Both my mom and mother-in-law are huge readers, so I thought this was a wonderfully easy project to do.  The boys love decorating with stickers, but you can use anything else you would like.)

Things you need:

  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Stickers, crayons, markers, paint, stamps, anything you want
  • Clear contact paper
  • Optional: hole punch, ribbon

Cut the cardstock to a size you like for a bookmarker.  I cut mine about 6 by 2. 

Naked bookmark

Naked bookmark

Have the child decorate the bookmark. 

Decorated bookmark

Decorated bookmark

Cover the bookmark with contact paper.  (Ok, I haven’t done that yet, but I will.  Tonight.)  If you would like, punch a hole at the top of the bookmark and tie a length of ribbon through it.

(This is a very easy and very simple scrub.  The boys like to shake things up.  They also helped pouring in the ingredients.  This is an excellent scrub to use or to give as a gift.)

Things you need:

Equal parts of

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Dry oatmeal

And a  container to put it in

Mix the sugar, salt, and oatmeal in a bowl.  Put the scrub into a nice jar. 

To use the scrub: Just wet skin, rub the scrub on, and rinse.

(One day, Sean wanted to keep painting, but I wanted to clean up.  Then it dawned on me.  Why not let him paint the sidewalk outside the door while I clean up?  {Don’t worry I was less than two yards away from him} Sean and Evan loved this activity!  They got a little wet, but that doesn’t matter on a nice warm spring or summer day)

Things you need

·         Water

·         Bowl

·         Paint brush

 

Fill the bowl with water.  Take the bowl and paint brush outside.  Show the child how to paint with water.  Let the child have at it.

 

Our pompom chicks!

Our pompom chicks!

 

(The boys really enjoyed doing this.  I’ve always thought pompom chicks were so cute, but I knew the boys would crush real eggshells, so I decided to use plastic ones.  Evan is so enamored with his chick that he actually plays with it, making the cracking noises of the chick hatching out of the egg as he removes the top of the shell.)

Things you need:

¨      2 yellow 1in pompoms

¨      Plastic egg shell

¨      2 googly eyes

¨      Orange construction paper or orange craft foam

¨      Glue

¨      Scissors

 

A Few of the materials you'll need

A Few of the materials you'll need

Cut a triange in the orange paper or craft foam to make a beak.

Have the child glue a yellow pompom to the inside of the bottom of the egg.

 

Squeezing glue in the bottom of the egg

Squeezing glue in the bottom of the egg

 

Have the child glue the second pompom on top of the first.

 

Squeezing glue on the first pompom

Squeezing glue on the first pompom

 

Have the child glue on the beak and the googly eyes on the top pompom.

 

Gluing the eyes

Gluing the eyes

 


Nursery Rhymes

Many teachers have told me how important nursery rhymes are for child development. Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over A candlestick

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