It's still drab and cold here in Boston and hasn't quite felt like spring yet so I put together this fun spring flowers sensory bin to try to bring some spring to our house. This sensory bin is simple and with the exception of a few items we had around the house, it's all from the dollar store!
I can't believe this will be the babies' second Easter! Last year, they were just 8 months old and really had no idea what was going on. I know they will get what to do with an Easter basket this time around and I have had so much fun picking out items for their baskets!
I think every new twin mom, and probably every new mom, should find their mama mantra. This is something you can repeat to give yourself what you need in the moment: strength, patience, reassurance. Whatever it is that you need.
All week, the babies have been enjoying a crazy St. Patrick's Day sensory bin. It has a lot of textures, shapes, shades of green, and even different noises. One of the best parts of this St. Patrick's Day sensory bin is that it's mostly made of things from the Dollar Tree!
Baby A woke up early from her nap one afternoon last week so I decided to take advantage of the one on one time to make some play dough. We take a toddler class once a week and the teacher makes the best play dough so we used her recipe. I decided to go with a St. Patrick's Day theme and made two batches. This play dough is so easy to make, the perfect consistency, and I know what is in it in case any of the dough makes its way to toddler mouths.
When I was teaching, I used calm jars in my break space. This was a spot in my library where kids could take a break to regain control of themselves, take a brain break, or calm down. A calm jar is a container with glitter that you can shake up and then watch the glitter settle. It really is very calming! I impulse-purchased some glitter at the Target Dollar Spot's St. Patrick's Day section so I decided to make a St. Patty's day calm jar for the babies.
When I first started this post, we had just returned from Charleston, SC. Now it's been a little while but I still wanted to share some highlights of our trip and places for family fun in the Charleston area, especially if you're traveling with toddlers!
A while back, I was trying to make dinner but I needed a new distraction for the babies because none of their regular kitchen toys were cutting it. I remembered seeing different sensory bags on Pinterest and decided to put together some paint bags. They were a hit! Of course, it was so much fun that I wanted to play with them instead of cook so it may have defeated its original purpose!