One of the things I really enjoy is spending time with my daughter as she explores a new environment or play-thing. So We’ve decided to host an activities day that will introduce her to a new activity and bring back two that we’ve done in the past already. I expect it will be a success.
This is going to be a day full of sensory activities. New textures and colors and maybe even flavors.
The plan is to have 3 stations for kids to play with. I’m thinking 2 – 3 kids per station so it doesn’t get crowded, but I have a feeling that the majority of the kids will follow a leader.
If I had to guess, they’re all going to do the same stuff at the same time.
So what’s the plan? Three stations, the order is yet to be determined… or if there will even be an order. Chaos can be fun too!
Paint Station. I discovered a way to let Waterclaire play with paints and explore that creative side while at the same time making a huge mess. But it was so much fun and it’s all safe. The paints are made out of food items so if the kids accidentally eat some, it’s all good. It could be “too good” but that’s part of the fun. Obviously, this day will be mostly outdoors.
Then after you start, it usually evolves into this:
That is probably not too bad, you think. And you’re right. The fun really starts when the kids get to this:
Oobleck pool. I’m really not sure if I can pull this off. The amount of Oobleck to fill a small kids pool is still very significant and I have no idea where I could even buy cornstarch in those quantities. I suppose I would need like 20 or more pounds of the stuff just to have a few inches of material for the kids to play.
This station is still debatable, but we may opt for doing a small version of it where the kids can play with it without having to get their whole bodies into the goo. Maybe something like a shallow but really wide container would do. I’m thinking something like a cake pan or or one of those plastic containers for maps or gift wrapping paper.
Play-doh. Well, kinda. We’re going to make our own play-doh and just like the paints, this is totally safe for kids. Made from foodstuffs and this is another one that should be a hit. Now that I think about it, it maybe better to have this out first for a while before the paint. We’ll see.
After we are all done, we’ll have the kids dip in the kids pool to rinse off and then we can head over to the big pool to finish off the day and relax for a bit. The kids should be done for the day after this much activity. I will clearly report on the days events and any updates