I have been meaning to make a felt board for the babies for ages. They like the felt boards we have used in classes and at the library. I can think of so many ways to use a felt board with them and I finally got around to actually making them each a felt board. I just love them! They were so easy to make, took probably less than 10 minutes, and cost less than $5 each! Now I just need to start on some projects to use with the felt boards...
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.
After visiting a local children's museum and watching the babies play with all kinds of sensory exhibits, I wanted to start making the babies a few sensory bins of our own. I decided to start with rainbow rice because it seemed fun and Baby A has been especially interested in pouring things from one cup to another, which would be a perfect thing to do with rice.
We have been crafting up a storm the past few weeks! This time we made contact paper hearts to stick on the windows in our playroom.
The babies are finally interested in *some* arts and crafts projects so I have been taking full advantage of Valentine's Day coming up to do arts and crafts with them. The first project we did was sticker Valentines.