Golf Tee Wreath **25 Days of Christmas Play**

Day 22 of 25 Days of Christmas Play

Little Guy loves to play with the golf tees and hammer them into egg cartons (Did you see this play idea?)
I had the idea to make a fun wreath that he could make while pounding out some excess energy…
I drew a circle on a pizza box and showed him how to crumble up the tissue paper. He was so excited!

Working on that tripod grasp to hold the golf tees…

Pushing them into the cardboard is a great resistance and muscle strengthening activity for the small muscles of the hands!

Tearing and Crumbling the tissue paper really works those hands too.

He loved following the line with golf tees.  Line awareness and visual motor skills!!

Love this action shot ūüôā
Enjoy today and all things it brings!
Colleen

Easy Potpourri **25 Days of Christmas Play**

Day 21 of 25 Days of Christmas Play
 
We had a break from the rain and clouds this afternoon and went outside for a little while, along with scissors and a bowl.  We went on a hunt around the yard for Christmas-y smelling branches to add to an easy potpourri.  
 

 
 
The big kids of course, had no idea what potpourri means…but when we started smelling the pine needles and adding them and pine cones to a bowl, they got the picture a little bit.¬†
 
Plus, it was just really fun to snip the bushes ūüôā

 

 

 
Baby Girl just had fun throwing pine cones into the bowl.  
 
 
She looooooves to do what the big kids do, so carrying the bowl around the yard was pretty special too ūüôā

 

 
We took a little break for some balance beam work in the woods…

 

 
Then we went inside to add some orange peels to our potpourri (and have an orange snack…)

 

 
I have to say that this smells pretty amazing and¬†definitely¬†Christmas-y! ¬†I am going to add a couple of¬†cinnamon¬†sticks and throw it in the mini-crock with some water tomorrow. ¬†Check our Facebook page for an update on the scent in the house ūüėȬ†

 

 
Enjoy today!
 

UPDATE: I put this potpourri (along with a few¬†cinnamon¬†sticks) in a pan of water on the stove. ¬†I let it simmer over low heat for a few hours and the house smelled AMAZING! ¬†You could even smell the scent from outside our front door. ¬†So Christmas-y! This would totally work in a small crock pot with water. Try this! You won’t be¬†disappointed!

Colleen