This week, we’re playing with all things squishy, slimy, and dough-y. If you have a 6-inch deep clean plastic bin for play, please bring it to house your sensory activity of choice, plus the tools + toys your kids like to use with it. Ideas, anyone? I know it sometimes seems like baby stuff, but my kids will still play with sensory bins for a good hour or more, and this will be loads of them. They can be relaxing, seasonal, or imaginary play – whatever you like.
Here’s who’s bringing what:
Play dough: Jessica
Taste/Smell guessing: Alison
Water beads: Leah
Kinetic sand: Monica
Up for grabs + unassigned: slime, oobleck, cloud dough, mud, sight-based guessing game.
We’ll also be making our own elephant toothpaste, hopefully a few times if we get enough ingredients. We won’t be breaking any records like Mark Rober, or this Guinness Book win, mostly because I don’t like to clean up – but even the small ones seem fun!
Games + Activities Table
We will continue to share a table of games, puzzles and/or crafting materials. Bring whatever calming materials your kids enjoy + can share.
This week, please bring:
The sensory item/game you chose/choose
A blanket/chairs/hammocks for outdoors
Lunch + snacks for your people
Please bring a game, craft or puzzle to share
October 8 – Group Hike – Friday @ 1pm – Mt Falcon West
October 11 – Stop-motion (design + props, show) / squishees
Devices for picture-taking, props, figure out how to use projector screen for the “show”
Squishee recipe ingredients (Leah)
October 16 @ 9am – MAMA Hike – Elk Meadow Stagecoach Trail
October 18 – National Chocolate Cupcake Day! / Mask-making
We’ll bake cupcakes together from boxed mixes and icing ingredients. Mask-making stuff – forms, feathers, beads/jewels, paints, etc.
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