Friday, January 18, 2013

Busy with Scarlett.

Now that we are in our new home, things are finally settling down, (Exhale) I'm happy to be able to give Scarlett back some undivided attention that she, without a doubt, deserves. We took a little trip to the dollar store and picked out some items to make sensory bags. If you don't know what a sensory bag is, Pinterest is a wonderful thing. I found some ideas Here. 
We bought some little turtles, sea creatures, rice, baby shampoo, colored goldfish & baggies to make them. 
Scarlett's aunt, who is a former pre-school teacher, gave me some other great ideas to try:
Jelly & marbles
Different colored paints to mix together
Sensory bottles: 
Use an old water bottle with water, food coloring & glitter to shake up.
or with soap, water & oil (to make them separate)

 Scarlett absolutely loves stickers. She likes to stick them on paper, wear them (over her entire body) and stick them to everything in the house. I bought sticker books for her. She gets a little upset when she can't peel them off after they are stuck to paper so I am thinking that we will buy some ColorForms. Anyone remember these here?  Scarlett would love these here.
Another activity that she loves, is playing with puzzle pieces. If your toddler is over the "eating everything" stage, then you could try this. I just give her an old puzzle and let her play with the pieces and run her fingers through the them. Great sensory toy.  This keeps her busy for quite awhile.

What activities do you do with your toddler? 
I love hearing new ideas to try out.


  1. Scarlett is so gorgeous.

    I take my kiddos to the library for story hour once a week.

    Have an awesome weekend!

  2. my little girls 2and I buy little bins and keep her toys in them. I store them in the closet so she doesn't play with them everyday. One has Minnie toys in it, another has cooking items, another has girly things like bracelets and necklaces, and so on. I bring one out each day and it's like new to her...she loves it!

  3. Good job mama, it;s not easy to entertain the toddler type. trust me, I have two. SOme days I'm not sure I'll survive. I try to tire them out as much as possible so we go to teh park A LOT! WE go to the coal children's museum too. Also almost ALL local libraries will have a storytime thing for kids and we also frequent that, plus that's a great place to meet other moms.

    xoxoxo H

  4. LOVE the first photo with the puzzle pieces. she's so lucky to have such a wonderful, smart mama!! love your ideas. i hope your week is off to a great start!


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