My Week That Was (W/E 30th March 2013)

 

On Sunday, we woke up to find my car was hidden in its own snow drift. We went outside briefly to play in the snow but spent most of the day inside.

On Monday, I made Thomas an Easter themed sensory box which he loves playing with.

On Tuesday, Thomas brought an Easter card home from nursery. It's his hand and feet to make the shape of a rabbit.

On Wednesday, I finished testing the Acer B1-A71 tablet for a review coming up shortly.
On Thursday, I spent most of the day doing housework but I did manage to squeeze in a quick coffee break and an egg and spoon!

On Friday, we went to a farm and Thomas saw a chick for the first time.

Yesterday, we went out on a trike ride and Thomas wore trainers for the first time.

 

 

 

 

Country Kids: Chick Chick Chicken!!

 

This morning, Thomas, Stuart and I went to Beckett's Farm to see the baby animals and the chicks hatching. We saw sheep, calves, pigs, goats, donkeys and chickens. Thomas was not sure what to make of the pigs, chickens and donkeys. The chicks were very sweet and Thomas enjoyed seeing them. He liked the sheep as they did not move round so much. I think next year will be even better as Thomas will understand more. The farm was very busy so we did not stay quite as long as we would of liked but will definitely be back soon :-)
 
 
 

 

Easy Easter Sensory Box for Toddlers

Easter Sensory Box

For ages now, I have spent many hours looking at Pinterest for ideas for new and exciting things that I can do with Thomas. I have been considering doing a sensory box for a while but not had the time or the energy to make one up for him.

When I was in Asda, a couple of weeks ago I saw some shredded green and yellow paper and some plastic eggs and decided instantly that Thomas and I could have some fun with those. After a quick visit to a local craft shop for a couple of other bits to go in it (pom poms and feathers), I set about making the sensory box up in an old shoe box.

I put the green shredded paper in first with plastic eggs (open, closed and even some with pom poms in) and scattered feathers with more bigger pom poms on top. The yellow shredded paper went on next and the same process followed. I tried to put the eggs into the paper so it would look like they were in a nest.

Thomas enjoyed playing with the sensory box. He picked up the plastic eggs and had fun throwing them. He enjoyed sorting the small pom poms inside the eggs out of them and back in again. He liked being tickled by the feathers and tried to put one in his hair! I will need to  get my thinking cap on and make another sensory box for Thomas soon I think as he enjoyed exploring this one so much!

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