When do toddlers not copy cat? We made a point to play "copy cat" a little more this week which was really fun when Mini Me got into being the leader. They touched tummies, arms, hopped (or tried to), and made silly faces.
C is for Camptown Ladies
Camptown ladies sing this song, doo dah, doo dah.... This tune sure was stuck in my head!
C is for cloud dough.
I have been sitting on this activity for a long time after seeing it on Pinterest. The original recipe I read for cloud dough calls for 8 cups of flour and a cup of baby oil, which is a lot! I quartered the recipe to 2 cups of flour and 1/4 cup of baby oil and it worked out very well. You simply mix your ingredients together and start playing!
The cloud dough is silky smooth and so soft. Plus, it smells like baby so it's like sitting and playing with a little piece of Heaven. It has the texture of moist sand so you can do some sculpting with it. Little Lady played for over a half hour. She scooped and dumped and squeezed the dough in her little hands.
She smelled and tasted, too.
Those who know me might be surprised at this mess. It was a big mess (this photo was not even the end of our play time). Huge. But we had a great time and it didn't take long to clean up. This is a sensory activity better suited for outside play, though!
C is for coche.
A product of living in a world filled with her big brother's toys, Little Lady loves coches. I knew she would enjoy doing this car racing activity. I taped paper towel and toilet paper tubes to the lid of a plastic bin. It's pretty with the colored duct tape and a sticker on each course to identify it. At the bottom I taped a little rug gripper so the lid would stay at a good angle without sliding.
The racing board itself was fun, but one night we designed "Coche world". The board was our starting point and a painter's tape path took our cars through rooms of adventure and fun. Mommy's knees hurt after all our coche driving fun down the tubes and along the track!