Some pink colored pencils, markers, paper, and stickers make a beautiful piece of art! Little Lady loves putting stickers on, so that was her focus.
PINK FLOWER MUFFIN TIN PLAY
With some flowers cut from our pool noodles and a muffin tin, we practiced one-to-one correspondence. This was really fun, especially hearing Little Lady "count" as she put them in. She would say "woah, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo" but her intonation was a perfect mimic of my exaggerated, slow, practicing counting voice. I laughed every time she did it!
I re-purposed some Parmesan cheese shakers into a little pink game for Little Lady and it was a magical thing. She used pink chenille stems and pink straws of varying lengths and stuck them in the holes of the two shakers I had taped together. She was fascinated. She alternately obsessed over the large hole, and then the smaller ones. Mini Me also got interested and they spent almost an entire week playing this game. Hello, small motor skills!
PINK SHAVING CREAM
Doing this activity was hilarious, hence the numerous photos. I used one drop of red food coloring to make a large dollop of shaving cream turn pink. I knew Little Lady would have fun poking, smearing, drawing, and examining, and she did... eventually.
At first she would not touch it. She wouldn't even fully stand on the stool. Her sheepish grin made me wonder if she was truly nervous or just being coy.
She got into the smearing and playing a little, and seemed surprised and delighted that she covered her pink letters in pink cream.
Now we're getting down to that familiar Little Lady level of detail. She thoroughly examined every thing she touched.
Aaaaand.... here's the mess. Not long after the pink cream was smeared on her arms, she reached for her hair and we called it quits. You can't beat 30 minutes of toddler fun, though!