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 馃檪
Enjoy today and all things it brings!
Colleen

Peppermint Play Dough **25 Days of Christmas Play**

Day 10 of 25 Days of Christmas Play

Peppermint Play Dough聽

This was super easy to make, considering we used the聽Scented Snowman Play Doughthat we already had in the house…I do have to say though, that since somebody (cough, Little Guy, cough) put the bag of Dough into the freezer…it was a liiiitle dry after thawing out. 聽Not too badly, though…nothing a tablespoon of vegetable oil didn’t fix!

I split the dough into halves and made a little well with my finger in one of the halves. 聽After putting some red food dye in, and mixing up a bit, it started to look pretty neat!
A tip: Use a plastic shopping bag to mix the food coloring in. 聽Unless you want reeeeally red hands!

Getting there:
Getting closer:聽

聽This is how I had it set up for the kids this morning. 聽They were so excited to play with the Peppermint Dough! 聽Oh, and also, mixing the dough around so much makes the scent pretty much non-existent. 聽The scent just gets mixed in the more it is used. 聽I do think it would be pretty cool to add some peppermint extract to this for an added聽sensory聽experience!
It has been so much fun coming up with fun play ideas and sharing them with our readers. 聽We are truly having a blast with this! 聽Thank you, readers, for all of your kind words and encouragement with this blog that has so far, been really fun and rewarding to do. 聽We love knowing that our ideas have inspired you!